Directions to Gerlach Landing:
To get to the launch site, you take 63 North out of Hayward 4.8 miles and then take a left on Nelson Lake Rd.
You take Nelson Lake about 1 mile and then a right on Gerlach Landing.
There will be signs starting at Nelson Lake Rd/Hwy 63.
Tentative Schedule of Events:
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Friday, June 7th, 2013
Pick up your boat bib/number at the
Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce
Pick up your bib on Friday so you don't have to on Saturday!
Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Special thanks to the Lions Club for
the set up and use of their tent!
New for 2013 - The YoungDinkers!
Youth under 18 will get a goodie or treat at each checkpoint!
Sponsored by Wenonah Canoe and Current Design!
Boat Drop-Off & Check-In:
Hayward Amateur Baseball will be on hand to assist you unload!
The Boy Scouts Troop 70 will be there to help you stage your boat!
Hayward United Youth Soccer will show you where to park!
Free coffee from Backroads Coffee & Tea
Check-in for those who are pre-registered and did not check-in Friday
Event day new registrations
Live music by:
Crosscut Crossfit Fitness Challenge 7:30-8:30 & 10:30-11:15
Banderdinker Belly Dancing! 8:30-8:45
Face painting for the Mini'Dinkers!
Mandatory Safety Meeting at waters edge's
National Anthem by: Kevin McMullin & Naomi Haugen
Hayward United Soccer and the Boy Scouts Troop 70 will assist you into your boats!
The boats will go as soon as they get wet! (No mass start this year.)
Participants will begin at 9am and return between 10:15am and 11:30am
Hayward Amateur Baseball and Hayward United Soccer will
be on hand to help you out of your boats when you return!
The Launch Site:
Checkpoint #1: Banjo Checkpoint
Live Banjo Pick'in! Mini'Dinkers get a Dilly Bar coupon from Hayward Dairy Queen!
Checkpoint #2: Fiddles Checkpoint
Live Fiddles from the NorthWoods Strings! Mini'Dinkers get a banana!
Checkpoint #3: Nature Checkpoint
Everyone receives native wildflower seeds from CWRLT!
Checkpoint #4: Water Checkpoint
Everyone gets a bottled water from Culligan Water!
Checkpoint #5: FINISH LINE!
After Paddle Party!!!
Sponsored by Northern Lakes IGA and Backroads Coffee & Tea
FREE Participant light lunch 10:45am - 12:00pm provided by:
Northern Lakes IGA, with help from the Hayward Bakery and Backroads Coffee & Tea
Try Something New! 10:00-12:00
Dinker Drag Racing! 10:30am-11:00am
Crosscut Crossfit Fitness Challenge Continues 10:30-11:15
On the Red Carpet Cleaners Stage:
Music by Scott McKenzie and student 10:10
Music by Ukuladies and Lads! 10:25
Music by Kevin McMullin! 10:45
Prizes for all the "Best Dressed Banderdinkers" 11:05
Youth Mini'Dinker Recognition 11:10am
Mini Dinkers will receive an award!
Dinker Drag Race Winners Announced 11:15
Crosscut Crossfit Fitness Challenge Winners announced 11:20
Silent Auction (closes at 11:30)
Molly Dancers! 11:30-11:45
You will want to see this!