RACES

The PaddleSplash™  was born out of the idea that fitness can be a key part of everyday life if it is fun – and what better way to have fun than being outside, splashing around in the water! The festival includes races for all paddler levels (SUP, Kayak, and OC) as well as offering paddlers and spectators a chance to celebrate the great outdoors at one of Northern California’s best waterways – Lake Natoma. At the festival, everyone can watch the race, enjoy music, Demo a paddleboard, enjoy an educational sessions, giveaways and fun activities on the beach and in the water. Choose from a variety of  race options: a 5 Mile Solo race, a 2 Mile Solo race, 4 person Relay race, Kids short course or a Dragon race paddle. This race benefits of Nor Cal SUP Groms Club a 501c (3) charity with the mission is get kids out on the water and reconnected with nature.

You can register for al clinics and races at https://paddleguru.com/races/PaddleSplash2018

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

  • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Packet Picket at Dick’s Sporting Goods Folsom (20% discount coupon available all weekend)
  • 5:00 PM – Slater Trout signing party at Dick’s Sporting Goods Folsom

Friday, July 27,2018

  • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Hotel check-in for participants
    • Lake Natoma Inn – participants can choose 1, 2, or 3 night stay. Check in at 3pm and checkout at 11am
    • Group code: PaddleSplash Or use this link
  • 10:00 AM Registration Booth Open At Lake Natoma, Nimbus Flats
    • Registration packs available – race registration (cash only or paddle guru); race postcards will be on hand (and in their goody bags) to inform racers of the weekend’s activities
  • 11:00:00 AM – Noon
    Nor Cal Groms team paddle with Slater Trout
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Skills clinic with Slater Trout
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Skills clinic with Slater Trout
  • 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Welcome Paddle (intermediate & advanced paddlers only)
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Welcome Paddle (intermediate & advanced paddlers only)
    • Led by Slater Trout- Participants will Launch at Negro Bar BOAT RAMP
    • SUP, kayak, OC- PFD and leash required. Free to all registered racers – registration is required.
    • $15 for all non racers and Rentals available from Adventure Sports located at Negro Bar beach
    • No kids since this may be too advanced

Saturday, July 28, 2018

  • 7:30 AM – Race Day Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Sponsor booth & spectator activities open
    • Welcome announcements & music start, Information booths, games with prizes, spectator education sessions
  • 08:00 AM – 08:45 AM – Practice the course (turns)
    • Try out the course before we get started!
  • 8:15:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Warm up and Stretch with Mike
  • 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM – Race Prep
    • Paddlers to get boards on the beach! Don’t be late!
  • 9:00 AM – 5 mile race begins – Approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours in length | open to Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak, and Outrigger | Slater Trout will also participate
    • Racers meeting – Review course (have large maps available), safety items- Explain # of laps and how to finish course. Racers need to put their race #s on with sharpies pen (eft front side)
    • Race start
    • Race start
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Spectator Education – 2 great talks! Learn about the importance of Hydration while paddling; Also, learn about the importance of keeping all our waterways clean
  • 10:15 AM -Parent Roundup
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Kids Skills clinic with Slater Trout
  • 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM – SUP Pilates & Yoga
  • 11:00 AM – Lunch Pick up
  • 11:30:00 AM – Noon – SUP Kids Pilates & Yoga
  • Noon – 200M Sprint
    • Noon – Racers meeting
    • 12:15 PM – Race start
    • 1:00 PM – Race end
  • 1:00 PM – Awards
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Skills clinic – Nimbus Flat (with buoys) – Slater – skills clinic for adults (racing clinic for intermediate to advanced paddlers)
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Beginner clinic – New to Paddleboarding? No problem!
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Dinner & downtown celebration – at the Qbole

    • Race packet pick up

Sunday, July 29, 2018

  • 7:30 AM – Race Day Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Sponsor booth & spectator activities open
    • Welcome announcements & music start, Information booths, games with prizes, spectator education sessions
  • 9:00 AM – 2 mile race begins – Approximately 1 hour in length | open to Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak, and Outrigger | Slater Trout will also participate
    • 9:00 AM – Racers meeting – Review course (have large maps available), safety items- Explain # of laps and how to finish course. Racers need to put their race #s on with sharpies pen (eft front side)
    • 9:15 AM – Race start
    • 10:30 AM – Race end
  • 9:30 AM – Zinka face painting – Fun face painting with Zinka colored sun block
  • 10:45 AM – Kids race begins
    • 10:45 AM – Racers meeting – Review course (have large maps available), safety items – Explain # of laps and how to finish course. Racers need to put their race #s on with sharpies pen (eft front side)
    • 11:00 AM – Race start
    • 11:20 AM – Race end
  • 11:40 AM – Glide 4-person Relay Race
    • 11:40 AM – Racers meeting – Review course (have large maps available), safety items – Explain # of laps and how to finish course. Racers need to put their race #s on with sharpies pen (eft front side)
    • 11:50 AM – Race start
    • 12:20 AM – Race end
  • 12:30 AM – Dragon paddle race!
    • 12:30 PM – Racers meeting – Review course (have large maps available), safety items – Explain # of laps and how to finish course. Racers need to put their race #s on with sharpies pen (eft front side)
    • 12:40 PM – Race start
    • 1:00 PM – Race end
  • 1:00 PM – Awards & Raffle
  • 1:15 PM – Pick and Paddle – We will be having a talk by some passionate paddler friends, Helen & Burleigh! They will remind us about the importance of waterway cleanup to keep our oceans free of litter. We will be provided buckets to help with a “Pick and Paddle” where we will giving prizes for the most trash collected!