Stand Up Paddle Races and Events

King and Queen of the Lake Race Series
July 4, July 11, August 15, September 26
Elk Lake, Oregon

This is a fun, family race series that includes stand up paddle boards, prone paddle boards, OC-1 outriggers and windsurfers.

There are no entry fees and no prizes… just bragging rights and great “schwag” for finishers.

July 4th will be a practice and tune-up race for the three race series. The best two scores of the three races will be combined to determine the “King and Queen of the Lake”.

There are many classes, including a Sport Class with a shortened course so everyone can participate and have fun!

Elk Lake Resort is hosting a Luau on the evening of the final - September 26th.

9:30-10:00am  Registration at Elk Lake Resort*
10:15am          Paddle Race Skippers Meeting
10:30am          Paddle Race Mass Start
1:30pm            Windsurfing skippers meeting, at Sunset View Beach
2:00pm            Windsurfing Start
*Registration is mandatory as is compliance with all laws regulating watercraft.

Below is a map of Elk Lake showing the traditional sailing buoy marks. History of these marks go back to the 1930’s.

Race Director:  Randall Barna

Sponsored by: Stand Up Paddle Flatwater, Kialoa, & Elk Lake Resort

Stand Up Paddle for Cancer
Sunday, July 11th
Hood River, Oregon

The second annual Paddle for Cancer takes place on Sunday, July 11th at the Hood River Waterfront Event Site in Hood River, Oregon. Demos and clinics will be given on Saturday, July 10th.

For more information, visit the Stand Up Paddle 4 Cancer website.

Odell Lake Pioneer Cup
Saturday, July 31st
Odell Lake

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Odell Lake Pioneer Cup! The Pioneer Cup started as a canoe race and now also includes almost every other paddle-powered craft you could think of. Stand Up Paddle Flatwater founder Randall Barna convinced the race organizers to add stand up paddle boards in 2007.
The race is a five mile down-winder from the Shelter Cove Resort at the west end of the lake to Odell Lake Lodge at the east end. A barbecue is offered after the race on the deck at the historic Odell Lake Lodge. All entrants will receive T-shirts.

The Pioneer Cup is a great race for first-time racers as well as seasoned athletes. It's a nonintimidating, nonhazardous course that goes straight downwind so even if you just stand there, you'll eventually blow to the finish line! And if you're an experienced stand up paddler, you'll enjoy the challenge of competing against other skilled contestants.

If you want to stay overnight, you can stay at the Odell Lake Lodge Resort or the nearby Forest Service Campgrounds.

WHEN: Saturday, July 31st.

WHERE: Odell Lake, Oregon. Highway 58. About 70 minutes from Bend, Oregon. Click here for a map.

WEATHER: Odell Lake is a high mountain lake. Summer paddling temperatures have been as cold as 49 degrees and as hot as 95 degrees. Be prepared with both cold and hot weather gear!

Canoe - open, local
Kayak - solo, tandem
Outrigger - solo, tandem
Stand up paddle

Life jackets are REQUIRED. You can find compact life jacket belt packs that are perfect for racing at Stand Up Paddle Flatwater.

For everything you need to enjoy the race, check out Stand Up Paddle Flatwater.

For more information, contact John or Janet Milandin at 541.782.2815.

Oregon Open Ocean Classic
Weekend of August 28th
The Oregon Open Ocean Classic is an 11 mile, North to South SUP / paddleboard race along the Oregon coast from Beverly Beach State Park to Newport harbor. You've heard of flat-water races, down winders and through the surf challenges. This race is a combination of all three! It’ll be open to SUP and traditional prone paddleboard competitors. 
The Le Mans beach start will have participants charging through the surf to reach the open ocean. Once outside, paddlers will head offshore ~1/2 mile and then South 8 miles riding the prevalent 15 -30 knot winds and swell around Yaquina Head to the mouth of Newport Harbor. The final 1.5 miles will be a sprint between the jetties on flat water to the Yaquina Bridge finish. 
Registration forms are available online now. 

For more information, go to:

Race for the River
Where: Riverbend Park to the Old Mill District
When: Saturday, August 7, 10am - 4pm
Cost: $15 per person

        $20 with your dog
(All participants racing with their dog will receive a Ruff Wear Float Coat as part of their entry fee.)
        $50 per corporate team (5-6 people)

Starting at Riverbend Park, racers will vie for the number one position in several different heats ending in the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Food, beverages, music and fun will follow at a celebration in the heart of the Old Mill District. This event supports our friends, the Deschutes River Conservancy.

To register and/or for more information, click here.

Remember, you can find all your stand up paddle race gear at: