What did our 2021 athletes say...
"This race was so much fun."
"What a amazing group that 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
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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.
Thank you to our event sponsors for their amazing and generous support for this inaugural event.
Diamond Sponsor - We appreciate the 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 inaugural year.
SafeSplash Swim School
Platinum Sponsor - We appreciate the support from our platinum 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 inaugural year.
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.
Thank you to Ben Tran and his team at Tran Creative for providing an amazing event logo and event poster. It truly captures the essence of the event and of Jen McKenna.
Idaho Central Credit Union
Gold Sponsor - Thank you to Idaho Central Credit Union for being a proud sponsor of the Jen McKenna Paddle and Run.
Thank you to Andrew, Jami and their crew at Atomic Threads for creating a great set of beanies and an awesome hooded sweatshirt for our event.