June, 22nd 2013
Pre-registration is $50/one event or $80/two events. Add $15 for event day beach sign-up. Online registration closed on Thurs, 6/20 at 12pm CST. Register in-person at our
Pre-Party at Stella's on Fri, 6/21 from 6pm to 8pm, OR on event day at Thomas
Beach in front of the parking area at Lake Calhoun from 8:45am to 9:00am. Credit Card, cash or check payable to SUP ATX. Thank you!!
5K Fun Paddle (Estimated time: 30-minutes to 45 minutes)
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. This is a fun race, close
to shore and a great chance to experience racing in a low-pressure environment. Every
racer gets a finishers medal and the 5K results will be applied to World Paddle
Association (WPA) rankings for short course. This is a timed event.
10K Paddle (Estimated time: 1 hour- to 1.5-hours)
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. This race is for the more
seasoned paddler wishing to test their skill, endurance and strategy against paddlers
from all over. The 10K results will be applied to World Paddle Association (WPA)
rankings for long course. This is a timed event.
Rule 7 event (Estimated time: 45-minutes to 1-hour)
We provide the equipment, you bring the stoke! This is a paddler run and regulated event where the winner takes all. However, we toss in enough equalizers and speed bumps that it can be anyone’s day. Rule 7 = No Whining!
Friday, June 21, 2013
Social Paddle with the crew from Wai Nani Surf & Paddle and SUPATX
5:00PM-6:00PM Friday June 21st 2013: Meet up with the crew from Wai Nani Surf & Paddle and the boys from SUP ATX for a fun paddle, demo and relaxing afternoon on Lake Calhoun to get you in the mood for racing…nothing formal just fun.
Pre Party Check-in and Bag Pick Up at
Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar: 6:00-8:00 PM Friday June 21st, 2013 : Come enjoy a cold beverage, check-in for the event or just hang out and talk story with others from the paddling world. Stella’s is one of the best places to eat, hang out and relax in all of Minneapolis. The environment is casual and contemporary with the best seafood in town. There will be raffles, drink specials and giveaways all night.
Saturday, June 22nd , 2013 - Race Day
Registration – On the Beach at Thomas Beach On Lake Calhoun
7:00AM Registration Open: Come on down and check in or signup on the beach if you have not
already registered for the races happening today. Registration will be in the parking area at Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun. Look for the SUPATX tents.
9:00 AM: 5K / 10K Start
11:30 AM: Rule 7 Event Start
1:00 – 4:00PM Awards: Come celebrate the winners on the beach lake Calhoun and watch as they get their awards. After we wrap up the awards come have a cold LandShark and hang out at Stella's at 1400 West Lake Street in Up town MN http://stellasfishcafe.com/
5K and 10k are Sanctioned by WPA (World Paddle Association) The following age divisions will receive points for rankings to qualify for both Regional and World Championships in both the 5K Paddle and the 10k Paddle for registered WPA Athletes Recognized.
WPA divisions for these races include:
a) 17 under on all board classes and gender
b) 18-29 on all board classes and gender
c) 30-39 on all board classes and gender
d) 40-49 on all board classes and gender
e) 50+ on all board classes and gender
Thomas Beach view map
Thomas Ave. S and West Calhoun Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612 230-6400
WHERE TO STAY
Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel
2901 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ref:"Paddlers Rate" for the race discount of $149 a night
Want to help out? We will love you for the rest of our lives and treat you like the kings and queens that you are. Contact Joanna - firstname.lastname@example.org for information and assignment.
POINTS OF INTEREST
-The event is directly in front of the Parking area at Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun
-There are plenty of restaurants, stores and attractions within driving distance of event
-Parking is available on a first come first serve basis
-The event does not provide reserved or vendor parking
-NO vehicles on grass or beach (pack a cart and bring some extra bodies)
-Easy load in - load out area for before and after race
-NO Alcohol on boardwalk, dock or in loading areas. All beer must remain in
marked area ONLY. Violators are subject to fines and arrest.
Paddle for Humanity is open to Prone/Traditional, SUP, and other Paddlecraft (OC1/2/6, Surfski 1/2, Dory, etc). Awards will be given to the following board classes: SUP Inflatable, SUP Surfboard, SUP 12'6, SUP 14’, SUP Unlimited, SUP Legends 50+ (OPEN), SUP Juniors (OPEN), PB 12', PB 14', PB Unlimited, PB Legends 50+ (OPEN), PB Juniors (OPEN) and OPEN Paddlecraft.