The 2nd Annual Standup Paddle 4 Cancer (SUP4C) will have its own dedicated day this year, due to the popularity and feedback received from the 2009 SUP4C. SUP events will take place on the one forecasted calm day of the two days July 10-11. Come out and race for prizes, the cause or just to learn the fun watersport of standup paddlesurf (SUP)!
Location: Hood River Waterfront Event Site in Hood River, Oregon. View Large Map of Hood River and waterfront area.
SUP Distance Race : Open to two SUP craft categories:
- 12’6” and under
- 14′ +
The Course: Racers will paddle a course starting in front of the Hood River Event Site in the Columbia River, into the Nichols Boat Basin, and circling around buoy 1, then back outside into the Columbia rounding buoy #2 to finish the lap. Racers will paddle this course for 2 hours, and racer first across the finish line with the most laps takes the title.
SUP Full Contact Race : is a fun and challenging contest of balance, strength, and determination! Braced with boxing gloves on the handle side of the paddle, racers paddle head to head in heats of 12 competitors, with the goal to knock others off their boards and into the water. The last competitor standing wins the title.
SUP 4×4 Relay Race : consists of 4 teams of four racers each, racing one lap from the Columbia River into the Nichols Boat Basin, back out into the Columbia in front of the Event Site, tagging their team mate for the relay.
Eligibility: Open to men and women at least 18 years of age. (17 & under must have signed parental/guardian form).
SUP4C Schedule: Times may be subject to change so bookmark this page for updates!!
Friday, July 9th — Athlete pre-registration and athlete’s Fuel Feast!
Saturday, July 10th OR Sunday, July 11th — Forecast for calm day will be announced by July 8th.
7 -9 am: Registration
10 am: SUP Endurance Race start
2 pm-ish: Full Contact SUP Race
4 pm-ish: 4×4 SUP Relay
Funds raised from Standup Paddle 4 Cancer will benefit SUP/Kiteboarding Survivorship Camps for Young Adults with Cancer that our organization is starting in 2010.
Registration will open April 1, so stay tuned and start training!!