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Sept 7, 2024

Registration is now OPEN.

Higgens Point, Coeur d'Alene

NEW for 2024: A second event - Paddle, Run, Paddle, Run long course option.


What did our past athletes say...

"Just do it. You will not be disappointed."
"This race was so much fun."
"What an amazing group who put this on. You could tell it was put on with Jen in mind and the love showed. I didn’t know her or her family, but they sure made it feel like you were a part of it. Beautiful venue."
"Thank you for a great event! The staff support during the race, from the kayaker and biker to the others pointing us in the right direction were excellent - positive and fun. And different than most races I’ve done, this swag was stuff I’ll happily wear and use!"
"Loved the event, best swag from any race I have been involved in!"
"I cannot believe how much fun it was and we got the best swag for it too. Can't wait until next year."

About Our Event

Experience something new...

What is the Jen McKenna Paddle and Run? The event combines kayaking or SUP and running into one unique event. 

Higgens Point, Coeur d'Alene

This charity event is in honor of Jennifer McKenna who passed away June 2019 of cystic fibrosis-related complications. She was 41 years old. Her surviving husband, Corey a seasoned triathlete, created this event in honor of his wife and the impact she had on the CdA community.

All of the proceeds collected will benefit All Heart Infusion of Spokane and Coeur d'Alene as well as the Children's Organ Transplant Association and go to families who have children with cystic fibrosis and are awaiting a lung transplant.


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Event Sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors for their amazing and generous support for this inaugural event.

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Kootenai Health

Diamond Sponsor - We appreciate the continued support from our diamond sponsor, Kootenai Health. They provide amazing health care in our community and we cannot thank them enough for sponsoring our event in its second year.


SafeSplash Swim School

Silver Sponsor - We appreciate the continued support from our silver sponsor - SafeSplash Swim School and SwimLabs of Coeur d'Alene. They provide swim lessons for kids and adults and we cannot thank them enough for sponsoring our event in its second year. 

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StretchLab CDA

Silver Sponsor. We appreciate the support from our Silver sponsor - StretchLab CDA. They provide customized assisted stretching sessions.


The Wellness Bar

Silver Sponsor. We appreciate the support from our Silver Sponsor - The Wellness Bar. They provide amazing smoothies and healthy food for our community, as well as publish a wonderful magazine, North Idaho Wellness Magazine.

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Idaho Central Credit Union

Bronze Sponsor - Thank you to Idaho Central Credit Union for being a proud sponsor of the Jen McKenna Paddle and Run.


Jubjub Multisports

Our coaching and event company is a proud sponsor of the Jen McKenna Paddle and Run. We provide triathlon and athletic coaching plus event production.

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Tran Creative

Thank you to Ben Tran and his team at Tran Creative for providing our amazing event logo and another event poster. It truly captures the essence of the event and of Jen McKenna.

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Atomic Threads

Thank you to Andrew, Jami and their crew at Atomic Threads for creating a great set of arm warmers and an awesome windbreaker jacket for our event finishers.

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