Congratulations to Suttons Bay Flotilla for setting a new Guinness Record with a raft of 2,099 canoes and kayaks on August 30, 2013!


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Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks

And One Square Mile of Hope

To Partner on 2014 Guinness World Record Event

 On November 20, 2013 it was announced that the Suttons Bay Flotilla in Michigan had set a new Guinness world record for the “Largest Raft of canoes and kayaks” at 2099 with its attempt this past August, breaking the record of 1902 set in Inlet, NY in 2011.  We are pleased to announce that the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks and the One Square Mile of Hope 2014 committee have formed a strategic partnership with the goal of retaking the record while again raising funds to help with breast cancer research and awareness.

For the 2014 event, the primary recipient of funds raised will be The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  The mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.

On September 13th,  2014 One Square Mile of Hope and Kiwanis will attempt to regain their place in the Guinness Book of World Records.   The goals are simple: beat the record and regain our title as World Record Holder, at the same time raising funds for a great cause.


Click on the links below to see photos from One Square Mile of Hope 2011 - don't miss the fun on September 13, 2014!

Click here for photos taken by our official ground photographer Barry Lobdell

Click here for a wonderful video of our 2011 event. Thanks, PureADK!

Click here for photos submitted by participants

Click here for a video slideshow of photos from One Square Mile of Hope 2011

Mark your calendars - Join us on Saturday, September 13, 2014!  Schedule is posted here.

Registration is now open!  Click here to begin.








Check out the Competition!

Several groups across the country also tried to break the Guinness Record for "Largest Raft" this summer... we've learned that none of them were able to do so ... LET'S SHOW THEM HOW IT'S DONE!

August 3...Raft-A-Palooza, Weirs Beach, Laconia, New Hampshire (Lake Winnipsesaukee) lakefest.wordpress.com

August 16...Floatzilla - Lake Potter, Rock Island, Illinois

August 17...Raft Up, Vashon Island, Washington

We have created a fund to be used to register individuals who would otherwise be unable to participate in our event.  Click below to donate to this fund.

We appreciate your support!















Click here to download a flyer that you can post to help us get the word out!

Rental Boats

Contact Connie Perry at Frisky Otter Tours as soon as possible if you need to rent a boat.  Some canoes are still available and a few single kayaks.  Rental fee is $25 for a single kayak and $35 for a tandem canoe, and you may keep the boat for the entire day. You can reach Connie at 315-357-3444 or friskyottertours@yahoo.com

2,580 boats and 3,003 paddlers have registered as of August 31.  Register soon to join in the fun and help benefit a great cause!

















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