Race for The Space • Virtual Paddle

We need your help! COVID has hit us hard and we don’t qualify for State or Federal CARES grant money (because we have been 100% volunteer-run). We know that on the other side of this pandemic, The Space will be needed more than ever in order to support remote workers and community connections. In order to make it through this, we have to rely on the support of people like YOU to continue to pay our monthly bills (e.g. lease, electricity, fiber, water). Please participate, support other participants, and share broadly. And most importantly, have fun with this event! Thank you so much for your support.

When you register for The Space On Main’s Race for The Space, you’ll make a one-time donation and share this link (thespaceonmain.org/race) with your friends and family so they can support you. Then between August 15–September 7, 2020, it’s up to you! Choose a time and location to take to the water and paddle for a purpose. If you choose to participate in our competitive paddles, track your time and submit your results by midnight on September 7, 2020. All results will be posted to this race site by midnight on September 9, 2020. One last thing! We want to see your pictures! Please tag #raceforthespace2020 and @spaceonmainvt on Facebook/Instagram and we will feature you on this race site!

  • Recreational: Paddle for fun! Any distance of your choice, on any craft of your choice.
  • Competitive 5K (3.11 miles): Compete in a virtual 5K paddle, use a fitness tracker to record your time and send it in after you race.
  • Competitive 10K (6.21 miles): Compete in a virtual 10K paddle, use a fitness tracker to record your time and send it in after you race.
  • Competitive 5K & 10K: Compete in both virtual 5K and 10K paddle challenges, use a fitness tracker to record your times and send it in after you race.