You’re invited to a lively good time in a crazy mountain town on Sunday, July 17th, 2022. The TENTH ANNUAL Windermere SUP Cup, hosted by Windermere Real Estate, is a stand-up paddleboard competition on the Clark Fork River in Missoula, Montana.
The event features two races, the Recreational and Elite divisions. Recreational participants will be competing for various prizes and Elite will battle to be the top dog for the jackpot. Following the race we will host a celebration with music, drinks, food and prizes!
And the kicker? It’s all to raise money for The Missoula Food Bank - EmPower Pack Program and, a program that provides food for children to eat over the weekends when they are not able to access meals at school. This vital nutrition program reaches students in 39 different meal sites in the Missoula area, Lolo, Bonner, Frenchtown, Clinton, and Alberton, ranging from preschool through high school.Each EmPower Pack contains 2 entrees, 2 breakfasts, hearty snacks, fresh fruits and milk. Each Kids EmPower Pack costs $4.00 and every dollar donated to this program supports healthy, nutritious food for kids enrolled in this program. In 2019-2020 school year, Kids EmPower Pack was supported 1,128 local kids each weekend through 43,856 Kids EmPower Packs.
River miles? 4.6. Chance of head wind? 99%. Drops to navigate standing up? 1. Locals on hand just to see you spill? Many.
Race Start: Sha-Ron, East Missoula
Race Finish: McCormick Park
Race Length: 4.6 Miles
*There is no parking at the race start (Sha-Ron). All participants must use race provided transportation.
The Windermere SUP CUP is capped at 400 racers, total, with just 50 competitors in each of the Elite Divisions. All participants will be timed, with each racer assigned a specific heat. You must be 18 years of age or older to race in any division. All paddlers are required to have a USCG-approved life jacket also known as Personal Floatation Device (PFD, Type III) and helmets are recommended. Safety escorts will be in the water if needed.
Your entry fee includes transportation to starting line, food & beverage voucher & an awesome t-shirt.
Enter to win an inflatable stand-up paddleboard. Tickets are available at Windermere Real Estate and are selling for $5 each or 5 for $20 and 15 for $50. Drawing will be held at the Montana Luau at Bess Reed Park after the race on July 17th, 2022. A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold and you need not be present to win.