Northwest Paddle Races 2020
Bringing back the Seattle Winter and Spring Seattle Race Series, these are monthly 8 mile races on Seattle’s inner waterways. Starting from Agua Verde Paddle Club on Portage Bay, you’ll race into Lake Union, through the Ship Canal to the Ballard bridge and return to Portage Bay. A shorter race for newbie races will be added in summer. Race Dates: 1/25, 2/23, 3/22 Learn More / Register
St Paddles Day Race
Annual 3 and 6 Mile Paddling Race at Alderbrook Resort – March 14, 2020 – 2018 Event Page
Bremerton Current Challenge
1st Annual – 8 Miles – in Bremerton’s Port Washington Narrows in Tidal Currents! TBA
Lake Crescent Challenge
1st Annual – Paddling Race on Lake Crescent – Olympic NP – Summer – TBA
Other PNW Races
Ballard Elks Monday Night Summer Races
We started this series 8 years ago but handed it to the Ballard Elks Paddling Club in 2018. Every Monday evening from May to mid-September, come out with any paddling craft to race 2 to 3 miles in 5 different courses rarely cancelled for conditions. Open to all levels of racers and paddlers. Registration opens in the Elks lot at 6:00 – Race starts at 7pm. All proceeds donated to the Vocational Scholarship Fund, an Elks charity. Contract the Ballard Elks Paddling Club (BEPC) for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Surf Summer SUP Series
3 mile course on 6 Wednesday evenings on Lake Union July – August More Info
Gorge Downwind Champs Series – Hood River
PNWORCA – Pacific NW Outrigger Racing Association (open to all craft)
PNWORCA is the association for outrigger canoe clubs located in the Pacific Northwest including Washington which put on several races year around. All races are open to all paddling craft. Super cool folks to race with.
The Sound Rowers welcome all paddlers to their many annual races that are held from Westport and Seattle to Wenatchee. Here’s a list of their 2019 Races for all paddling craft.
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