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 all clinics and races at https://paddleguru.com/races/PaddleSplash2019

Friday, July 26,2019

  • 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
  • The following will be at Nimbus Flat
    • 11:00:00 AM – Noon
      Nor Cal Groms team paddle
    • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Adult Beginner Paddleboard clinic
    • 2:30 PM-4:00 PM Adult Turn/Racing Paddleboard clinic (intermediate & advanced paddlers only)
    • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Party packet pick up
    • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Scavenger Hunt & Outdoor Yoga Session

Saturday, July 27, 2019

  • The following will be at Nimbus Flat
  • 7:30 AM – Race Day Registration Opens
  • 8:25:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Warm up and Stretch
  • 8:45 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 (left front side)
  • 9:00 AM – 5 mile race begins – Approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours in length | open to Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak, and Outrigger
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Spectator Education – Learn about the importance of keeping all our waterways clean
  • 10:15 AM -Parent Roundup
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Kids Skills clinic
  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM – SUP Yoga on the water
  • 11:30:00 AM – Noon – Family SUP  Yoga on the water
  • Noon – 200M Sprint
    • Noon – Racers meeting
    • 12:15 PM – Race start
    • 1:00 PM – Race end
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Adult Paddleboard clinic
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Beginner clinic – New to Paddleboarding? No problem!
  • 3:30 PM  – Awards on the beach

Sunday, July 28, 2018

  • The following will be at Nimbus Flat
  • 7:30 AM – Race Day Registration Opens
  • 8:25:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Warm up and Stretch
  • 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
  • 11:00 AM – Kids race begins
    • 11:00 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)
    • 11:05 AM – Race start
    • 11:25 AM – Race end
  • 11:45 AM – Glide 4-person Relay Race
    • 11:45 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)
    • 11:50 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
  • 2:00 PM – Awards & Raffle
  • 2:30 PM – Pick and Paddle – We will have a short talk to 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!