Event

NO HAZY. NO LAZY. LOTS O' CRAZY.

You’re invited to a crazy good time in a crazy mountain town on Sunday, July 19. It’s the third annual Windermere SUP Cup, hosted by Windermere Real Estate, a stand-up paddleboard competition on the Clark Fork River in Missoula, Montana.

It features two races: the Elite Division which sports a $5,000 purse, and the Recreational Division, which sports a lot of laughing and fun competition for prizes. There’s also a Montana Luau with live music.

And the kicker? It’s all to raise money for maintaining and improving Brennan’s Wave, a water feature that routinely attracts pro kayakers and events from around the world and Watershed Education Network (WEN) an organization dedicated to fostering knowledge, appreciation and awareness of watershed health to the next generation.

Course

IT MIGHT JUST PADDLE YOU.

River miles? 4.2. Chance of head wind? 99%. Drops to navigate standing up? 1. Locals on hand just to see you spill? Many.


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Race Start*: Sha-Ron, East Missoula
Race Finish: Riverside Park (just east of Caras Park), Missoula
Race Length: 4.2 Miles

*There is no parking at the race start (Sha-Ron). All participants must use race provided transportation.

Details

TIME TO GET ON YER STICK.

The Windermere SUP CUP is capped at 200 racers, total, with just 50 competitors in the Elite Division. All participants will be timed, with each racer assigned a specific heat. You must be 14 years of age or older to race in either 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.

Elite Division: $80 ($100 after 6/21)
Competitive paddlers will compete in open-age gender groups and qualify for prize money. Board length restrictions: Men < 14' & Women < 12'6"

Women's Purse
1ST - $1,000
2ND - $700
3RD - $450
4TH - $200
5TH - $100
6Th - $50

Men's Purse
1ST - $1,000
2ND - $700
3RD - $450
4TH - $200
5TH - $100
6TH - $50

Recreational Division: $50 ($70 after 6/21)
Novice to advanced paddlers will compete for a trophy and gift awards (no prize money). No board length restrictions.

Gender Equal Prizes
1ST - Prize Valued at $500
2ND - Prize Valued at $250
3RD - Prize Valued at $100
4TH - Prize Valued at $75
5TH - Prize Valued at $50
6TH - Prize Valued at $25

FEE 
EXCLUDES ALL BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS
Your entry fee includes transportation to starting line, food, beverage & t-shirt.

And don’t forget, the proceeds go to this awesome wave & clean water:

BENEFICIARIES

Brennan's Wave
Brennan’s Wave was built in 2006. It’s hosted lots of sanctioned events, including
 the 2010 US Freestyle Kayaking Championships. Funds will remove potentially dangerous debris, replace boulders that were dislodged from the North Channel close to Caras Park during high and extended spring flows and help repair a crack in the center channel.

WEN
Watershed Education Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of watershed health through science and outreach. We’re growing the next generation of watershed stewards!