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Little D on the Monocacy


Sat April 27, 2019
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Event Time Price Details
Little D on the Monocacy 6 Mile Race/Cruise
Time
10:00AM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
Price
$0
Registration ends April 27, 2019 at 9:45am EDT
Little D on the Monocacy 12 mile Challenge
Time
10:00AM EDT - 6:00PM EDT
Price
$0
Registration ends April 27, 2019 at 9:45am EDT
Place
START Location for both courses

Riverside Center Park
1801 Monocacy Blvd
Frederick, MD 21701

FINISH Location
Pine Cliff Park
8350 Pinecliff Park Rd
Frederick, MD 21704
Description

First canoe and kayak race held on the historic Monocacy River in Frederick MD. Gifting a local terminally ill 5 year-old boy named Little D your sport, talent and heart.

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE FOR THIS RACE - Those wishing to register can make a donation of their choice, Proceeds will go in support of families impacted by leukodystrophy. Little D on the Monocacy is an Maryland nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 82-3761761

Little D on the Monocacy Canoe and Kayak Event Video: https://youtu.be/7zYCbKBbg1s

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
6 Mile Race/Cruise Classes

6 MILE RACE/CRUISE

CLASSES

 

1. Adult/Youth Tandem Canoe 17’6” or under any material-12yrs old or under w/adult in the same boat                                                                                

2. Adult/Youth Tandem Kayak 12yrs old or under w/adult in the same boat                                                                                          

3. Men’s Tandem Canoe Short Rec 17’6” or under, plastic or aluminum only                                                                                                              

4. Men’s Tandem Canoe Short Rec 17’6” or under, fiberglass/kevlar/carbon                                                                                                                                

5. Tandem Canoe Coed any type, no pro boats

 

6. Women’s Tandem Canoe any type, no pro boats

 

 7. Men’s Solo Canoe Rec no kevlar or carbon

 

 8. Women’s Solo Canoe Rec no kevlar or carbon 

 

9. Men’s Kayak Short Rec 12’ or under, plastic only

 

10. Women’s Kayak Short Rec 12’ or under, plastic only

 

11. Men’s Kayak Long Rec 12’1” to 14’, plastic only

 

12. Women’s Kayak Long Rec 12’1” to 14’, plastic only

 

13. Men’s Long Touring Kayak Plastic over 14’

 

14. Women’s Long Touring Kayak Plastic over 14’

 

15. Men’s Long Touring Kayak Composite over 14’

 

16. Women’s Long Touring Kayak Composite over 14’

 

17. Men’s Sit-on-Top Kayak Rec plastic only

 

18. Women’s Sit-on-Top Kayak Rec plastic only

 

19. Men’s Tandem Kayak Rec plastic only

 

20. Women’s Tandem Kayak Rec plastic only

 

21. Coed Tandem Kayak Rec plastic only

 

22. Male Youth Kayak age 12-16, any type kayak

 

23. Female Youth Kayak age 12-16, any type kayak

 

24. Men’s SUP

 

25. Women’s SUP

* These are many of the same classes open at Muddy Run Canoe and Kayak Race in Holtwood, PA every September. Find them on Facebook or email LittleDontheMonocacy@gmail.com

All classes will be timed, with awards for first, second, and third place finishers in each class. Everyone who registers for the race will have a chance to win!

12 Mile Challenge Race Classes

12 MILE CHALLENGE

CLASSES

 

1. Men’s stock C2

 

2. Women’s stock C2

 

3. Mixed stock C2

 

4. Men’s standard C2

 

5. Women’s standard C2

 

6. Mixed standard C2

 

7. Men’s standard C1

 

8. Women’s standard C1

 

9. Men’s racing C1

 

10. Women’s racing C1

 

11. C2 pro boat men

 

12. C2 pro boat women

 

13. C2 pro boat mixed

 

14. Men’s sea kayak

 

15. Women’s sea kayak

 

16. Men’s touring kayak 

 

17. Women’s touring kayak

 

18. Men’s unlimited K1

 

19. Women’s unlimited K1

 

20. K2 racing open

 

Stock Canoe: any symmetrically hulled solo or tandem canoe with a maximum length of 18’6” and a 4” waterline length of at least 15% of the 4” waterline length. Minimum bow height 17”, minimum stern height 16”.

Standard Canoe: any solo or tandem canoe with a maximum length of 18’6” and a 4” waterline width of at least 15% of the length. Minimum bow and stern height 16.5”. Competition Cruisers (4x32 specs) may enter this class.

Pro Boat: a tandem canoe with a maximum length of 18’6” and a minimum 27” width at the 3” waterline.

Racing C1: a solo canoe with a maximum length of 18’6”, and a minimum width of 14 3/8% at the 4” waterline.

Sea Kayak: any single kayak, sit-on-top or surf ski with a maximum overall length of 18' and a 4'' waterline width of at least 8.5% of length

Touring Kayak: any single kayak, sit-on-top, surf ski with a maximum overall length of 20' and a 4'' waterline width of at least 17''

Unlimited Kayak: any other kayak including ICF or Downriver.

ICF Kayak: International Canoe Federation racer or trainer, maximum length 17’

K2 Racing: maximum beam of 20”

 All classes will be timed, with awards for first, second, and third place finishers in each class. Everyone who registers for the race will have a chance to win! 

Both courses start at Riverside Center Park, 1801 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick MD 21701 and finish at Pinecliff Park, 8350 Pinecliff Park Rd, Frederick MD 21704.

 

 

Little D on the Monocacy Rules

On May 2, 2014, doctor’s informed us our ray of sunshine, Little D, only had 6 months to 3 years left to shine. Infantile metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) would slowly dull the brightness of our light through a rapid and progressive timeline.

Within as little as 3 months, Little D lost the mobility of his limbs and speech. Eyesight and hearing loss slowly followed. The sadness that little d would be deprived of life’s many sweet offerings was heartrending.

To ensure he knew the peaceful surrender of welcoming a new day, the quiet sounds and sight of rainfall and the vast excitement of Disney the family complied a bucket list. Compiling a bucket list for a two-year quickly dissipated the dense haze of denial one blindly stumbles through when faced with such unbearable grief. It awakens the heart and mind to absorb the preciousness of each moment… each day.

Over the next four years, Little D's Bucket List generated a myriad of beautiful memories from throwing glitter in the air to dancing the night away at prom as his big sister's date. Each item was gifted from well wishers in our community in the most profound of ways. 

One such preflight adventure, which will continue long after he gained his wings, was Little D on the Monocacy.

Competitive paddler and family friend Steve Corbett added to the bucket list in a big way, gifting Little D, family, and the paddling community the first ever kayak, canoe and SUP race on the historic and scenic Monocacy River in Frederick, MD. Since 2014, Little D, family and compassionate paddlers have gathered from all over the East coast to join in celebration. We are forever indebted to their kindness for giving us reason to smile and cheer in the midst of such tragedy. What a gift, and one we will surely never be able to repay.

On December 29, 2018, the sweetest of smiles, the strongest of wills, and the kindest of souls joined the angels  in the loving arms of family. Little D on the Monocacy is surrounding the Sullivans with prayers for peace and humble promise to keep D’s legacy thriving. His gentle and giving spirit is carried on in the hearts of the many lives he touched, most especially the beautiful race community brought together by our little mascot. We love you always, Little D.

To follow Little D’s journey please visit Facebook Page “Little D on the Monocacy”: Little D on the Bucket List

 

For current Monocacy River water conditions at Monocacy Blvd in Frederick, MD please click link: Waterdata.USGS.gov

Three feet to five feet is an excellent race level. Below two feet rocks emerge and can pose a hazard to less durable boats and fixed rudders. The race will not run at levels above 5 feet on the Monocacy Blvd gauge.

2.5 feet is the minimum recommended level for fixed rudders, skegs, or fins. Kick up rudders and skegs are manageable at lower levels.

Please be advised the race will run rain or shine. Only a level above 5 feet or lightning will cause a delay or cancellation. Please see the race rules for more information. 

For Frederick, MD weather please click link: Weather.Gov

For history of the Monocacy River please click link: FrederickCounty.Gov

 

Previous Race Results

September 13, 2014
River level: 1.60 feet 
13.5 miles


Class Name(s) / Hometown / Time / Place Overall

11 Greg Hudson Frederick, MD 2:29:27 1 1

3 Hal Wilson/Alex Bechtold Chester, MD 2:29:54 1 2

19 Susan Williams Secane, PA 2:35:52 1 3

18 John Koenig Lune, PA 2:40:16 1 4

18 Jim Johnson Frederick, MD 2:45:45 2 5

3 Dan Heubner/Jim Carlisle Frederick, MD 3:01:06 2 6

3 Herb Howe/Doug Brooks Wash, DC 3:06:00 3 7

3 Brian Federline/Sean Dennis FrederickMD3:23:40 4 8

8 Barbara Switzer Brunswick, MD 3:52:37 1 9

 

 

April 12, 2015
River level: 2.74 feet
13.5 miles

Name / Class / Time

Ron Kasier Kayak 18’ & up Men 1:58:07

Susan Williams/ C2 Racing Women 2:17:20
Cathy Wenrich

Bill Kostra C1 Racing Men 1:56:28

Dave Armstrong C1 Racing Men 1:54:55

Bill Kostra C1 Racing Men 1:56:28

Dan Heubner C1 Racing Men 2:08:20

Ron Shepard/ C-2 Mixed 1:55:02
Karen Febey

Alex Bechtold/ Recreational Canoe Men 2:04:47
Hal Wilson

Colin Ek/ Aluminum Canoe 2:16:14
Herb Howe

Greg Hudson SUP Men 2:17:19

Chris Norbury Downriver K-1 1:54:21

Dave Witmer Downriver K-1 2:11:40

Brad Beckwith K1 Racing Men 1:47:20*

Dale Glover K1 Racing Men 1:49:13

*overall first place and course record

 

April 23, 2016
River level: 2.27 feet
13.5 miles

Class Name(s) / Place Overall / Hometown / Time

C 1 Racing Women

1st Karen Febey, Rockville MD 2:06:22


C-1 Standard Open
1st John Koenig, Lancaster PA 2:23:16


C-1 Racing Men
1st Dave Armstrong, Wheaton MD 1:58:12
2nd Steve Corbett, New Market MD 1:58:37
3rd Dan Huebner, Frederick MD 2:07:02


C-2 Racing Men
1st Hal Wilson, Chester MD
Alex Bechtold, Chester MD 2:07:31
K-2 Recreational Open
1st Dave Shields, Thurmont MD
Dave Shields Jr, Thurmont MD 2:37:09
Touring Kayak 15’-18’ Men
1st Jim McArdle, Middletown MD 2:21:31
K-2 Racing Open
1st Chris Norbury, Elizabethtown PA
Michael Warren, Etters PA 1:54:15

 

Results April 29, 2017

River Level 2.86 feet

6 Mile Race/Cruise

 

Name(s)/Hometown/Time

 

Open Canoe

Linda Lensch and Carol Rabuck / Philadelphia, PA / 54:32

Chris Brown and Herb Howe / Washington D.C. / 57:03

Chondrea Richard/  Egg Harbor Twnshp, NJ / 1:12:48

 

Coed Canoe

Emily Huebner and Dan Huebner/ Annapolis and Frederick, MD/ 56:27

Brett Engler and Matt Engler / Frederick, MD / 1:39:49       

 

 

Men’s Long Kayak

Denny Newborn / Pikesville, MD / 1:00:30

Gary Braught / Carlisle, PA / 1:01:40

 

Women’s Long Kayak

Jan Tucker / Pomfret, MD / 1:05:21

 

Tandem Kayak Rec

Ryan Alexander and Colleen Alexander / Frederick, MD / Frederick, MD / 1:07:05

 

Men’s SUP                    

Lance Proctor / Hampton, VA / 1:13:32

 

Men’s Short Kayak         

Tom Snyder / Severn, MD / 1:15:52

 

Women’s Short Kayak   

Kelly Patten / Frederick, MD / 1:16:47

Liz Tinker / Frederick, MD / 1:16:54

 

Women’s Sit-on-Top    

Lindsay Levine / Monrovia, MD / 1:20:56

 

Men’s Sit-on-Top          

Zach Levine / Monrovia, MD / 1:20:58

 

Women’s Shrt Kyk  

Evelyn Hubbard / New Market, MD / 1:22:58

 

Men’s Sit-on-Top        

Chris Turvin / Frederick, MD / 1:46:00

 

                             

19.5 Mile Race

 

Mixed C2 Pro      

Dave Armstrong and Karen Febey / Silver Spring, MD / 2:41:06     

 

Men’s C1 Racing       

Bill Kostra / Transfer, PA / 2:49:12

 

Men’s Sea Kayak      

Brian Ammon / Hillsgrove, PA / 2:52:42

Dave Dolak / Charlottesville, VA / 2:55:27

Pat Fagan / Frederick, MD Men’s / 3:43:55

 

Men’s Std C2       

David Winter and Martin Johnson / Silver Spring, MD / 2:55:28

 

Men’s C2 Pro        

Hal Wilson and Chris Mason / Chester, MD and Washington, DC / 3:37:48

Results
May 5 , 2018
2.57 Feet

6 Mile Race

Name Class Time Place
Chris Norbury Men’s Long Touring Kayak 53:50 1
John Koenig Men’s Solo Canoe Plastic 1:03:46 1
Ryan Alexander/ John Foley
Men’s Tandem Kayak 1:04:28 1

Andrew Morris Men’s Plastic Kayak over 14’ 1:05:30 1
Pat Morris Men’s Plastic Kayak under 12’ 1:08:15 1
Joel Hall Men’s Sit on Top 1:11:50 1
Zach Levine Men’s Sit on Top 1:18:49 2
Tom Snyder Men’s Plastic Kayak under 12’ 1:19:03 2
Lindsay Levine Women’s Sit on Top 1:19:13 1
Zac Smith Men’s Sit on Top 1:19:22 3
Charles Parrott Male Youth Kayak 1:22:06 1
Jack Parrott Men’s Plastic Kayak 12-14’ 1:22:06 1
Brian Cosgray Men’s Sit on Top 1:40:14 4
Brendan Miller Male Youth Kayak 1:47:40 2
Ryan Forrest Men’s Sit on Top 1:47:58 5
Lesley Forrest Women’s Sit on Top 1:48:17 2
Courtney Mulcahy
Women’s Plastic Kayak under 12’ 1:49:45 1
Thomas Allen
Men’s Plastic Kayak under 12’ 1:49:49 3


19.5 Mile Race
Name Class Time Place
Erik Werner/Sajan Lama C2 Pro Men 2:44:41 1
Pam Boteler/KellyRhodes C2 Pro Women 2:46:03 1
Chung Tae Ha Men’s Sea Kayak 2:50:42 1
Dave Armstrong Men’s C1 2:56:11 1
Doug Brooks/Jay Gopal C2 Pro Mixed 3:06:47 1
Chris Bashaw Men’s Sea Kayak 3:16:02 2

 

 

 

Discover historical downtown Frederick's 200 retail and restaurant establishments in what has been named one of Forbes Magazine's U.S. Greatest Neighborhoods following the race. Please utilize the link attached (VisitFrederick.org)

Photo Credit: Frederick Downtown Partnership

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://youtu.be/7zYCbKBbg1s.

Additional Fees
Donation : $0.00
Sponsors

Many thanks to Little D on the Monocacy sponsors who help make this meaningful event possible. 

Drees Homes http://www.dreeshomes.com

Miller and Smith https://www.millerandsmith.com

L5 Tactical Training Group, LLC www.l5tactical.com

River & Trail Outfitters

604 Valley Road

Knoxville, MD 21758

 

Phone: 301-834-4173

Website: www.rivertrail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Lodging

Bed and Breakfast 

10 Clarke

Address: 10 Clarke Pl, Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: (301) 660-6707

Website: http://www.10clarke.com/

 

Hill House Bed & Breakfast

 12 W 3rd St, Frederick, MD 21701

 (301) 682-4111

Website: http://www.hillhousefrederick. com/ 

Hollerstown Hill Bed and Breakfast

Address: 4 Clarke Pl, Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: (301) 228-3630

Website: http://www.hollerstownhill. com/

 

Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick

1565 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

(301) 696-1565

Website: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/ en/hotels/maryland/hampton- inn-and-suites-frederick-fort- detrick-FDRHSHX/index.html

 

Hilton Garden Inn Frederick

Address: 7226 Corporate Ct, Frederick, MD 21703

Phone: (240) 566-1500

Website: http://hiltongardeninn3. hilton.com/en/hotels/maryland/ hilton-garden-inn-frederick- IADFRGI/index.html

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Frederick

Address: 4950 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

Phone: (301) 663-9600

Website: http://homewoodsuites3.hilton. com/en/hotels/maryland/ homewood-suites-by-hilton- frederick-FDKBPHW/index.html

 

Residence Inn by Marriott Frederick

Address: 5230 Westview Dr, Frederick, MD 21703

Phone: (301) 360-0010

Website: http://www.marriott.com/ hotels/hotel-photos/wasrf- residence-inn-frederick/ 

Photo Credit: 10 Clarke Bed and Breakfast - Frederick, MD 

Monocacy Boulevard Project

Monocacy Boulevard: Closed between Schifferstadt Boulevard and Gas House Pike for bridge construction Oct. 14, 2017- through April 2019. No impact on the race course. 

Directions

START Location for both courses

Riverside Center Park
1801 Monocacy Blvd
Frederick, MD 21701

FINISH Location
Pine Cliff Park
8350 Pinecliff Park Rd
Frederick, MD 21704

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