British environmentalist and adventurer, Lizzie Carr, is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime: to successfully travel the length of the Hudson River on a SUP.
The eight‐day feat of endurance comes with an important environmental purpose – to highlight the issue of plastic pollution, ocean health and its role in climate change through a series of scientific sampling and community outreach initiatives on her route.
After overcoming a battle with cancer in 2015, Lizzie became the first person in history to paddle board the length of England solo and unsupported a year later, and in 2017 became the first woman to solo paddle board acrossthe English Channel – another world first. On 6th September Lizzie will leave Albany, New York State for her new challenge.
Lizzie, who founded the Plastic Patrol initiative earlier this year – a community driven volunteer scheme helping to clean up inland waterways by paddleboard – is also inviting people to join her along the Hudson in a series of beach clean-up operations in partnership with Riverkeeper and Hudson River Park Trust and supported by REN Skincare taking place on:
• Sunday, September 9th, 3:30-‐5:30, Kaal Rock Park in Poughkeepsie
• Wednesday, September 12th, 5:30-‐7:00, Croton Point Park in Croton‐on‐the‐Hudson
• Friday, September 14th, 5:30-‐6:30, Pier 26 Hudson River Park, NY
There are FREE paddleboard taster sessions at each clean up and people are encouraged to sign up for a spot here: lizzieoutside.co.uk/clean‐ups/
Lizzie’s epic challenge will culminate on the 15th September when she paddles through New York City and joins the APP World Tour to race to the final destination on her route – the Statue of Liberty – ending her adventure with purpose.