Stay SAFE by joining us for a Virtual Paddle!

Support the Johnson Creek Historical Society by signing up for the 2020 Timothy Johnson’s Founders Float!

Sign Up for this Year's Event

Event Dates: May 11th – September 30th
Paddle any distance on any body of water you choose!

All registered participants will receive a Personalized Virtual Race Bib. 

Upon submission of results participants will also receive a Custom Finisher Award.

Proceeds raised from this event support on going projects at the Johnson Creek Historical Society.

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About Founder’s Float

The uncertainty around the COVID-19 emergency has limited our committee’s ability to plan and promote as normal for the 2020 Founder’s Float, which was originally scheduled for June 27th.

After much consideration, for the safety of both our participants and volunteers, we have decided to take an alternative approach to the 2020 paddle. Rather than attempt to postpone the event to a later date or cancel the event entirely, the 2020 Timothy Johnson’s Founders Float will take place as a Virtual Paddle. Many similar events are taking this approach and we feel this is the best solution for our event as well. This will allow each participant the flexibility to paddle whenever it is convenient and also maintains the safety of social distancing.  Read on for additional details!

Rules of the Virtual Paddle

Everyone registered will have from now until September 30th, 2020, to complete a paddle and submit proof of completion by email to Your paddle can be of any length, on any body of water, on any date. Upon completion of your paddle, please submit the following information by email:

Your Name

Date of paddle

Location of paddle

Approximate distance paddled

Proof of your paddle such as:

       A picture taken during your paddle or

       A gps map of your paddle using a tracking app or

       A more detailed description of your paddle

After registering, each participant receive an email with a personalized Virtual Paddle Participant Bib. Once we receive your email results from your completed paddle, as explained above, we will mail you a custom 2020 Timothy Johnson’s Founders Float Finisher Award to commemorate your paddle.

We appreciate the support of each of our paddlers. The annual Founders Float is one of the Johnson Creek Historical Society’s largest fundraisers each year and the current situation has created an unprecedented challenge for us to address. We hope that your participation in this year’s Virtual Paddle will be as enjoyable and as safe as our event has always been in the past.

We encourage our paddlers to tag us using @foundersfloat and #foundersfloat








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