Start Your Own Global Event!

2020’s Global Challenge brought communities from around the world together with the mission of raising awareness and support for children with special needs. Last year, Japan alone brought together 120 paddlers. This sparked the idea that communities could join us from where they are for their own Paddle Imua event in support of children in their community. While we look forward to when we can host you all on Maui, this is a way for us to be connected on the water as a Global Community this summer.

If you are interested in hosting a Paddle Imua Global Community Event, please reach out to us by sending an email to We will keep track of all the registration information for you and send Paddle Imua racer bags to your participants. It will be up to you to choose the race course, date, and start time, and to communicate those details to the registrants in your area.

We encourage your participants to fundraise for children in your local community – we know the parameters are different from place to place, so feel free to be creative with crowdfunding, Facebook, Social Media fundraising or even a carwash or bake sale – whatever works best for your circumstances!

Paddle Imua 2021
Global Community Event Organizers Tool kit:

1. Paddle Imua Race Guidelines 2021

2. Paddle Imua Poster 2021

3. About Paddle Imua Global Community Events 2021