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Upcoming NorCal Races

We do our best to keep upcoming races current.  If you're a race director and want to promote your race on our site, send your race info to us at info@rivercitypaddlers.org

101 Sports Paddle Race Redwood City 3/21/2020

 The 2019/20 Race Season at 101 Surf Sports is on with racing action in SUP, Prone, Outrigger, Surfski, Kayak, and SUP. Rent a SUP, Kayak, Prone, or Surfski with paddle, and life jacket for the race for only $30. New this year is our Inflatable Paddleboard Category. We are stoked on the performance of these boards and look forward to seeing lots of inflatables out on the race course. We even have a dedicated inflation station set for you to make pumping up easy. This is a perfect race for first time racers and elite athletes alike. CLICK HERE

BPRC Time Trial & Mixer on Sunday, March 3/29/2020


BPRC Time Trial & Mixer on Sunday, March 29

The drag race of paddle sport! 

2 mile course, 4 heats, try a different boat for each heat!

Club boats available to borrow at no charge: K1, K2, K4, OC1, OC2, C1, SUP, rowing shells, etc.

$10 per racer - Great price!

Registration opens at 9:00, closes at 9:45

Contact elaine.baden@att.net for more info.

RCP Tax Relief Race 4/4/2020

Update 3/17/2020: The River City Paddlers is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle, while protecting all of our well-being.  In the wake of recent State and CDC recommendations we are CANCELLING THE TAX RELIEF RACE. Thank you to all that have shown interest and assisted with the race.  WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR SAFETY AND YOUR HEALTH.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEXT RACE WITH YOU. Nothing's for sure except death and taxes...and the RCP Tax Relief Race!  K1/surfski, OC, SUP, and fast kayak divisions.  We have 3 different course lengths (3, 6, & 9 miles) with some stunning backdrops of the River Crossing Bridge, Lake Natoma Bluff, and Hat Island. This one starts at Willow Creek in Folsom - a venue that we are really excited about.  Islands, 3 bridges, located in a historic mining site.  Food and fun for all.  See you there. To register, go to Webscorer.com. More info, email: info@rivercitypaddlers.org

California River Quest 05/24/2020

Formerly the Cal 100, the tradition is kept alive with River Quest.  3 challenging courses on the Sacramento River starting in Redding, CA - 25, 50, & 100 mile distances.  All paddle types welcome.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

RCP River City Marathon Kayak Race 6/20/20

Dan Crandall's Current Adventures and RCP are teaming up for this awesome race in the crown jewel of the Sacramento area - The American River. Modeled after world class European marathon kayak races, the RCP River City Marathon will not disappoint - from top ranked paddlers to the recreational enthusiast.  Divisions in K1/Surfski, OC, SUP, and fast kayak. This race is staged at Sailor Bar Park at the end of Illinois Ave (CLICK HERE for START LOCATION) to Camp Pollack in Sacramento - 19 miles downriver. Go to Webscorer.com for registration.

Great American Triathlon Pre-Race Clinic 6/27/2020

Whether you are planning on participating in the Great American Triathlon (formerly Eppies Great Race), this is a super informative clinic about paddling down the American River - primarily the stretch from Sunrise to River Bend (the 6 mile course for GAT). The clinic is hosted by Dan Crandall of Current Adventures. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Great American Triathlon Bob Hanna Memorial Kayak Race 07/12/2020

The Great American Triathlon Bob Hanna Memorial Pre-Race is on July 12th, 2020 at 10:00AM, registration starting at 8:30AM.  The race starts at the Jim Jones Bridge on the south side of the American River.  For directions and more info: CLICK HERE.

The Great American Triathlon (formerly Eppies Great Race) 07/18/2020

This is the  "Big Daddy" of all Northern California paddle races that also includes running and cycling.  Form a team or do all three yourself.  

The 2020 Great American Triathlon will take place July 18th on the incomparable American River Parkway, and includes a 5.82-mile run downriver from William B. Pond Park in Carmichael to Cal State University, Sacramento, a 12.5-mile bike ride from Sac State to the Sunrise Bridge in Fair Oaks, and a 6.10-mile paddle from the Sunrise Bridge to River Bend Park in Rancho Cordova. The entire race takes place within the confines of the scenic American River Parkway, one of the most accessible waterways in America and the crown jewel of the Sacramento County Regional Parks Department. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


Tahoe Cup Lake Crossing 09/19/2020

 The 2020 Tahoe Waterman Paddle Racing Series features a unique, bucket list race, that crosses the entire 22 mile (35.5 km) length of Lake Tahoe from South to North.  All paddle types are welcome. For more information about this awesome race, CLICK HERE

RCP Escape from Folsom Duathalon Race 10/3/2020

"... But those people keep a-movin', And that's what tortures me".  Don your orange jumpsuit and stripes, this mini duathalon starts out with a 1 mile run and finishes with a 5 mile paddle into the open arms of prison guards to greet you at the finish.  We'll be paddling right next to Folsom Prison and we have been warned not give anyone a ride in our boats!  Actually this is one of the most beautiful paddling venues in the world.  You'll be paddling under 3 bridges and through the gorge, where a swift flow from Folsom Dam tests your paddling skills as you heed the Warden's stern caution at the turnaround. 

Every participant gets a shirt for this race.  We'll be playin' Johnny Cash and eatin' prison food at the finish!  Register on Webscorer.


We gotchu!  Just send an email to info@rivercitypaddlers.org with race info and links for more info and registration.  We'll drive traffic to your race.  Want to promote kayaking in Northern California?  Link our site to yours.  Our web address is http://RiverCityPaddlers.org.  Thank you!