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Exactly what it sounds like – a canoe, a person and a 1 bladed paddle. You will paddle and portage all by yourself.
This category is for social people who want the help of a teammate to paddle and portage. Each canoe must have 2 people.
This is the category for those with circus caliber balance. Participants will use a board and a 1 bladed paddle to navigate the water. You will paddle and portage all by yourself.
1 person, 1 double bladed paddle and all the glory. You will paddle and portage by yourself.
2 people, 2 paddles and a plan to portage together.
Please note: if you need a vest for someone under 70 lbs, bring your own US Coast Guard approved vest.
Boats are designed to hold 2 participants only. No exceptions.
Canoes may be rented during the registration process. Paddlers with rentals will receive a coupon in their bib packet to redeem for their canoe the morning of the race. Canoes are first come, first served. To ensure availability, we recommend reserving your canoe prior to race day.
Paddlers are encouraged to dress up for the Paddle & Portage costume contest. Participants will receive recognition on social media and be eligible for other cool awards and gifts. Get your thinking caps on!
2 mile paddle in Lake Mendota followed by a .75 mile portage through Tenney Park to the Yahara River and then a 2 mile paddle to the finish line at Olbrich Park. (paddle routes may be changed if necessary due to weather)