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|5th Annual Battle or Paddle|
|Fifth Annual Battle or Paddle, a 10-mile paddling adventure along the lower Appomattox.
Paddlers may choose to battle the course for time or paddle at their leisure while taking in the river’s abundant natural beauty and wildlife. The course will run from Hopewell City Park to Petersburg’s Pocahontas Island. Leisure paddlers will start at 9 a.m., and racers will take to the river at 10 a.m. A shuttle will be provided to return participants and their canoes or kayaks to Hopewell, or participants may choose to drop off vehicles at the Petersburg site (plenty of parking available). A continental-style breakfast will be available at the Hopewell site between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., and lunch will be served at Pocahontas Island between noon and 2 p.m. A limited number of kayaks will be available to rent|