RACES

The PaddleSplash™ Fest  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, 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 Solo Fun paddle.

You can register for al clinics and races at https://paddleguru.com/races/PaddleSplash2017

 

 

New this year, we are hosting safety drills on Friday and Saturday and every kid that attends will get a FREE Personal Flotation device (PFD) from the Boating and Water Safety Agency! And we are inviting Kayak and OC racers to join.

Friday, July 28, 2017

  • 9:30am – Registration booth opens for race packet picket or race sign up
  • 10:00am – EMS Safety drills – Fire and EMT personnel will be trained on water safety drills and exercises. They will be demonstrating their new skills for the public to see.
  • 11:00am – Water Safety Talk – Speaker TBD
    • Every child that participates gets a free life vest
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Adult Skills clinic led by Slater Trout – Register here
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Welcome Paddle – available for all racers. Non-racer fee: $15. This is available to Intermediate and Advanced paddlers only
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Welcome party at the Fat Rabbit with a meet and greet with Slater Trout

Saturday, July 29, 2017

  • 7:30am – registration booth opens for race packet picket or race sign up
  • 8:25am – 8:45am – Warm up with Shelly – Shelly will be conducting a race warm up  session for participants and spectators. Gets those muscles ready!
  • 8:30am – 12:00 – Registration Booth Open – Registration packs available –  same day registration (cash only); don’t forget to collect your goody bag!
  • 9:00am  – 5 mile race – Approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours in length | open to Stand Up – Register here – Paddleboard, Kayak, and Outrigger | Slater Trout will also participate
    • 9:00am – Racers meeting – Review course (maps available), safety items, check water supply, and introduce EMT staff members
    • 9:15am – Race start
  • 9:30am – 10:30am – Spectator Education – Learn about SUP
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – Kids skills clinic with Slater Trout – Register here
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Awards ceremony
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Adult Skills clinic with Slater Trout – Register here
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Celebration party at the Fat Rabbit

Sunday, July 30, 2017

  • 7:30am – registration booth opens for race packet picket or race sign up
  • 8:25am – 8:45am – Warm up with Shelly – Shelly will be conducting a race warm up  session for participants and spectators. Gets those muscles ready!
  • 8:30am – 12:00pm – Registration Booth Open – Registration packs available –  same day registration (cash only); don’t forget to collect your goody bag!
  • 9:00am  – 2 mile race – Approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours in length | open to Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak, and Outrigger – Register here
    • 9:00am – Racers meeting – Review course (maps available), safety items, check water supply, and introduce EMT staff members
    • 9:15am – Race start
  • 9:30am – 10:00am – Zika face painting competition
  • 10:00am  – Kids race – Approximately 20 minutes in length – Register here
    • 10:00am – Racers meeting – Review course (maps available), safety items, check water supply, and introduce EMT staff members
    • 10:15am – Race start led by Slater Trout
  • 11:00am  – Relay race – Approximately 20 minutes in length – Costumes are encouraged – Register here
    • 11:00am – Racers meeting – Review course (maps available), safety items, check water supply, and introduce EMT staff members
    • 11:15am – Race start
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Awards ceremony
  • 1:00pm – Closing paddle