Published on May 11th, 2015 | by Supworldmagazine
2015 Crossing Panama – Taboga Race (report + video)
Second Annual Crossing Panama – Taboga 2015 by Paddle for a Cause Panama
In the waters of the Panama Canal the second annual Crossing Panama – Taboga took place, where 338 participant were on the starting line. We had the participation of Stand Up paddlers, Ourtigger paddlers, Kayak Paddlers, Prone Paddlers and Cayuco paddlers. We had paddlers from Panama, Costa Rica and the United States.
It was a sunny day, with great sea conditions and the water temperature around 75 degrees. Paddlers started arriving at 6:00 a.m., where everyone started getting their gear ready for the start. At 7:45 a.m. the start horn went off and it was off to paddling for the next couple of hours. Paddlers were covering distances between 11.5 km and 24 km going from Panama City to the island of Taboga. In the second edition of the Crossing, paddlers had the option to transition to running or have a partner to do a running relay, where they would cover a distance of approximately 6km in the island of Taboga.
At 9:15 a.m. the first Cayucos and Stand Up Paddlers started coming through the finish line and by 11:30 a.m. all paddlers and runners had finished there crossing and each and every one received a FINISHER’s medal. In this event everyone is a winner because we want to recognize the effort made for the benefit of those fighting life threatening health issues and conditions. Funds received by our sponsors have been donated equally to three Non-Profit Organizations, each one having their own specialty and objective. The Non – Profit organizations are the following: Fundacion Make a Wish Panama, Fundayuda and Fundacion Jesus Luz de Oportunidades).
We are looking forward to third annual event in the beautiful city of Panama in the waters of the Panama Canal.