Saturday, March 23, 2024

Registration open for Inlet’s Sept. 14 One Square Mile of Hope event

Thousands of kayaks and canoes on a lake

It’s been ten years since Inlet recaptured the Guinness World Record for the largest canoe & kayak raft on a body of water. [Inlet’s] usual routine is to wait until another group breaks [their] record and then redo it. However, [their] record of 3,150 boats appears to be insurmountable! Over the past ten years, attempts have taken place to dethrone [them], but not one even came within 1,000 boats of [the] record.

[Inlet officials] have had so many requests to bring back the event, that a group of interested individuals came forward to help [them] break [their] own record. This 10th anniversary attempt will take place on Fourth Lake, followed by a celebration at Arrowhead Park with music, raffles, health and wellness information and demonstrations, and much more.

Most of the elements of this event will remain the same as the three preceding record-breakers. However, the OSM committee has chosen some new benefactors for the funds raised. Through [Inlet’s] three previous Guinness victories, [they] have donated over $300,000 to breast cancer research.

This 2024 event will benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospitals in Rochester and Syracuse. In addition, a portion of the money raised will go to First Responders.

“Both of these causes resonate with our committee. We hope you will find our new benefactors worthy of your time and efforts,” said Town of Inlet Tourism Director Adele Burnett.

Registration is now open for this September flotilla. Click here to register.

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Photo at top: 2014’s One Square Mile of Hope event in Inlet. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

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One Response

  1. Larry Riker says:

    I will be trailing my Old Town canoe on a light weight trialer. We are elderly. Where can we park and launch?

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