Up The River Without A Paddle

Overview of event and web site
Event Route and course description
World Record Criteria and Guinness proposal
Training Schedule and event log
Site Map and content layout
Peak Experiences
Passages
Appomattox River Company
James River Outdoor Coalition
Churchill Swim Fins

PowerBar
Gatorade

Giving credit where credit is due, Thom says of the people, organizations, and products that helped further his world record attempt, "An endurance event of this type could not have happened without the support of dedicated people, and a generous supply of high-quality food and equipment. Thanks to everyone who helped make my dream a reality." -TS

 

Click to see Peak Experiences' web site.

Peak Experiences
"Peak Experiences' AWA certified instructors assisted during training and as safety boaters for the event. Peak offers the ultimate indoor climbing experience with expert instruction, great gear, adventure travel, a mobile climbing wall, and much more. " -TS


Click to see Passages' web site.

Passages
"Passages' adventure camp counselors helped spot from the shore and safety boat throughout the event. Passages' Adventure Camp and Team Building programs promote teamwork and build self confidence. They are a great group to work with and ultimately dedicated to providing the best." -TS


Click to see ARC's web site.

Appomattox River Company
Appomattox River Company staff pledged safety and support in the upper flat water sections. A long standing supplier and outfitter in the area, ARC supports all types of paddle sport with boats, equipment, and expert advice." -TS


Click to see JROC's web site.

James River Outdoor Coalition
"JROC's efforts have helped keep the river and surrounding areas clean, natural, and very user friendly. I'd like to think the water tastes a little cleaner because of their efforts. JROC represents a collaborative effort by Richmond area residents and the James River Park System." -TS


Click to see Churchill's web site.

Churchill Swim Fins
"Here's to Churchill for coming to my rescue at the last minute! I used the same pair of their Mokapuu fins for more than 16 years, but used a new set of Slashers for the event. The first time I put on the new pair, I swam four miles upriver and back without a blister. Thanks to Wave Riding Vehicles for the hook-up and Board Culture for their offer of assistance." -TS


Click to see Speedo's web site.

Speedo Swimwear
"Speedo suits were my second skin during the big swim and their goggles helped me stay on target. Their products have filled my swim bags since my early teens. The comfort and quality of their suits and goggles are beyond compare. I've tried a lot of gear, and nothing stands up to rough rivers like Speedo products." -TS


Click to see PowerBar's web site.

PowerBar
"PowerBars were breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the event. Swimming and eating usually don't mix, but we never doubted the staying power of PowerBars. The PowerGel packs were good for a quick pick-up and much more reliable than a baggie full of wet gorp." -TS


Click to see Gatorade's web site.

Gatorade
"Gatorade was the only thing we drank on the river. At times the exercise beverage seemed as cleansing for the spirit as it was refreshing for the body. The three of us who traveled upriver together killed several bottles of the very appropriately favored Whitewater Splash." -TS


Overview | Event Route | World Record Criteria | Training Schedule | Online Media Kit | Site Map | Credits

I think I can. I know I can.
-The Lil' Engine That Could-

Caution: This sport could cause injury up to and including your death!
Proper equipment, practice, safety support, and adult supervision are required. Have fun and stay safe!