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Pascagoula Run Paddle Battle

Sat October 19, 2024 Pascagoula, MS 39567 US Directions


Pascagoula Run Paddle Battle

$55 8:00AM CDT - 2:00PM CDT Price increases after September 30, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 12 - 99.

Additional Fees

ACA Non-Member: $10.00


4611 Hickory Street
Pascagoula, MS US 39567


Race Info:

Dip your paddle into one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s officially designated water trails and enjoy a uniquely adventurous perspective of the region’s abundant natural beauty and native wildlife.  The Pascagoula River, also known as the “Singing River”, is the largest free flowing (unimpeded) river system in the contiguous United States.

The Pascagoula Run Paddle Battle is an 11.5 mile race down the Pascagoula River for all types of human powered paddle craft.  The race will begin at Little River Marina in Moss Point and end at the LaPointe-Krebs House in Pascagoula. Racers will drop their paddle craft at Little River Marina in Moss Point and then park their vehicles at LaPointe Krebs House in Pascagoula. Shuttles will be provided back to the race start.

Friday Night Packet Pick Up: October 18th from 6-8pm @ The Jury Room, 702 Delmas Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39567

Race Start:

Little River Marina

3200 Dumas Road

Moss Point, MS 39562

Race Finish/Participant Parking/Shuttle Pick-Up:

LaPointe-Krebs House

4611 Hickory Street

Pascagoula, MS 39567


The registration fee is $45 per person through May 31st, $55 per person through September 30th and after October 1st registration is $65.  Swag bag and event t-shirt guaranteed if registered by September 28th.  There is also a $10 fee to cover those who are not ACA (American Canoe Association) members.  IF YOU ARE AN ACA MEMBER, enter ACAMember in the Coupon Code section to get this discount.  We will contact you to get your ACA Member number before the race to confirm.  

Registration Fees are Non-refundable.  Last Day Registration is allowed but only in person at packet pick up and the fee is $75. Registration will not be allowed on race day.

What you get for your registration fee:

  • A beautiful race course on the Pascagoula River - the largest unimpeded river in the lower 48 states!
  • A race t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by Sept. 28th)
  • A swag bag
  • Lunch following the race with beverages (beer available for those over 21)
  • A tour of the LaPointe-Krebs house and museum - one of the oldest houses in Mississippi!
  • Custom trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each category
  • Free shuttle service to race start
  • 4 Safety boats
  • Two pull-out points with shuttle service:  one at 5 miles, one at 9 miles
  • Door prizes
  • Post race party and 1:00 PM awards ceremony on the beautiful grounds of LaPointe-Krebs, over-looking the Pascagoula River
  • An incredible day on the water with over 100 of your newest, closest friends - come paddle the Pascagoula!


Race Contact Info

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LaPointe Krebs

Singing River


Boat Classes

The boat classes have been designed with fairness in mind. We have worked to achieve a balance between the large variety of boats on the market and the logistics of race management. The racer is responsible for accurately describing the make, model, width and length of his/her boat when registering. This is the information the race director uses to ensure racers are in the right class. Should any dispute arise about boat classification, it will be handled by the race director. Intentionally using false information about your craft will result in disqualification. Only watercraft propelled by human(s) are allowed to participate in this event.

Relay Participants

The Relay is intended for two participants to split the race.  One member of the team will start the race and paddle to the I-10 Boat Ramp where they will meet the second team member.  NO Shuttle service is provided to the I-10 Boat Ramp.  Racers can each paddle their own craft and pass the baton on the river or trade out places in the kayak/SUP and the baton at the boat ramp.  The second team member will finish the race and with the appropriate baton to qualify as finished.  

Children & Families

We welcome families and children to join in the fun. Juveniles under the age of 12 must be accompanied in a tandem boat with an adult. Juveniles ages 12-17 may paddle solo. In either instance, a parent or guardian must sign a waiver for the juvenile to participate.


The race will proceed in rain or shine. Be prepared for inclement weather. However, if thunderstorms occur, the event will be either delayed (same day race) or canceled entirely. If the race is canceled, racers will still receive all complimentary race bags/gifts intended for them. Registration fees will not be refunded.


Various safety/spotting boats will be out on the race course in case of any emergencies during the race. An emergency contact number will be provided at check-in for use during the race. The course has been designed for both enjoyment and to be as safe as possible, but we recognize that unplanned accidents and emergencies can occur. Please be prepared for unforeseen circumstances by having the right equipment and materials (hat, sunscreen, water, ID, etc).

Required Equipment

The Pascagoula Run requires a Coast Guard approved PFD which must be worn throughout entire race while you and your vessel are on the water. *Any violations will be addressed by the Race Director* We strongly recommend bug spray with DEET, as both horseflies and gnats are indigenous to the area.

Alcohol & Controlled Substances

The use of alcohol/controlled substances before or during the race is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

BIB Placement

Bib number is to be securely attached to the left side front of your boat. Duct tape and safety pins will be provided. *Inadequate placement of your # may result in inaccurate, missing or delayed race time*


All disputes will be resolved by the race director, whose decision is final.

Boat Classes

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Friday, October 18th  

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Packet pick-up and meet and greet – Downtown Pascagoula at the "Jury Room"

Saturday, October 19th  

6:00 AM – Participants drop boats – Little River Marina, Moss Point

6:00 AM to 7:00 AM – On-site packet pick-up and Check In – Little River Marina

6:00 AM – Shuttles begin transporting participants – LaPointe Krebs House to Little River Marina

7:30 AM – Last shuttle runs – LaPointe Krebs House to Little River Marina

7:45 AM – Course briefing/ Get into the water – Little River Marina

8:00 AM – Mass race start – Little River Marina

Approximately 1:00 PM – Awards – LaPointe Krebs House

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