The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn't meant to be dry. Return to man's natural habitat with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get general admission for two to an all-day party benefiting The Big Heart Paddle's charity standup-paddleboard race at the Miami Yacht Club on September 24 starting at 9 a.m. (a $50 value). The first 200 redeemed will also receive a $25 gift card to Fratelli La Bufala.
The Big Heart Paddle challenges philanthropic paddleboarders with 3- and 5-mile races, the proceeds of which benefit Bravery Beads, an organization dedicated to serving children with cancer. Kicking off with a prerace coffee and breakfast, the event is an all-day bash, boasting an array of energy boosters such as a DJ, photo booth, and unlimited free beer from Kona Brewing Company. Party-goers can also nosh on an all-you-can-eat salsa bar from Lime Fresh Mexican Grill and brick-oven pizzas from Fratelli La Bufala. Guests can also watch racers on the sprawling 5-mile course using different types of standup boards, which they'll steer through the water using standard paddles or inflatable pool noodles. Cheer on the 3-mile race, which allows only 12.5-inch stock boards, putting entrants of all experience levels on an even playing field to show off refined paddling techniques or the ability to leap from board to dolphin back.
Star, Palm and Hibiscus Islands
1001 MacArthur Cswy.
Miami, Florida 33132