Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2012 Bend Paddleboard Challenge

In case you haven’t heard, the second annual Bend Paddleboard Challenge is going off on Saturday, June 16th from 9:00 to 3:00 pm at Riverbend Park (779 SW Columbia, Bend, Oregon). 

There will also be free demos at the park on Friday, June 15th.

The Bend Paddleboard Challenge is a WPA sanctioned, spectator-friendly celebration of SUP that includes long and short course races, sprints, clinics, free demos, and lots of camaraderie.  All proceeds benefit the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance and the Bend Park and Recreation Scholarship Fund.

All contestants will be treated to a Hawaiian barbecue lunch from Kona Mix Plate.  Racers who register before June 1st will also receive an official 2012 Bend Paddleboard Challenge T-shirt.  Cascade Lakes Brewery has generously donated beer.  Killer handcrafted wood trophies, made by the one and only Captain Sawdust, will be presented to top finishers in each main race class.  Awesome prizes will be raffled off at the end of the day.

We’re thrilled that the beautiful Hokulea Dancers will once again perform at the opening ceremony and that Alistair Patterson will provide his colorful commentary.

The Bend Paddleboard Challenge is open to paddlers of all levels of experience.  Spectators are more than welcome! 

Thank you to all our sponsors:
KKIALOA, StandUp Paddle Magazine, Norge Boards, KonaRed Hawaiian Antioxidant Drink, Anjou Spa, Cascade Lakes Brewery, Kona Mix Plate

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