2016 California 100

The California 100 is a 100 mile, 1 day race down the Sacramento River from Redding, California to Chico, California. Approximately 25 and 50 mile race options added in 2016! Yes!


The Cal 100 is open to surfskis, outrigger canoes, standup paddleboards, prone paddleboards, canoes & kayaks.  Racers challenge the course solo, tandem or on a relay team stopping at three mandatory checkpoints along the course.  There are two separate racing classes, each with a different start time.  The competitive class exists for experienced racers and the adventure class exists for all those paddlers with the guts and drive to challenge themselves on the longest one day race in California.  


The California 100 is a major fundraiser for Rivers for Change, a CA non-profit dedicated to connecting individuals, communities & organizations to rivers. 


Competitive Class Description

This is the class for the serious racers. Competitive Class racers are seasoned racers that train & paddle consistently. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive placement medals, finishers will receive finishing medals.

 

Competitive Class Categories

Standup Paddleboard – 12’6″:
Any displacement hull standup paddleboard 12’6″ long or shorter.  Solo-Men/Women.  No surfboard shapes.
Standup Paddleboard – 14′:
Any displacement hull standup paddleboard longer than 12’6″ and up to 14′ long.  Solo-Men/Women.  No surfboard shapes.
Standup Paddleboard – unlimited:
Any standup paddleboard longer than 14′.  Solo-Men/Women
Surfski:
Any 1 person surfski.  Solo-Men/Women
Tandem Surfski:
Any 2 person surfski.  Tandem-Men/Women/Coed
Kayak:
Any solo kayak that is 18ft max length and greater than 20 inches wide.  Examples: Epic 18x.  Solo-Men/Women
Tandem Kayak:
Any tandem kayak 22ft max length and greater than 22 inches wide.  Examples: Seaward Passat.   Tandem-Men/Women/Coed
OC-1:
Any solo outrigger canoe.  Solo-Men/Women
OC-2:
Any tandem outrigger canoe.  Tandem-Men/Women/Coed
Relay:
Anything Goes! Any boats and any number of people, up to 16 total. Examples: 2 people doing 2 legs each, or 4 people each doing 1 leg. Or OC4 with swaps at each check point.

Adventure Class Description

Adventure class is for anyone who is in it for the fun, adventure and challenge. All finishers will be timed, but will receive finishing medals only.


Adventure Class Categories

Prone Paddleboard:
Any prone paddleboard paddled by hand.  Solo-Men/Women
Standup Paddleboard – 12’6″:  
Any displacement hull standup paddleboard 12’6″ long or shorter.  Solo-Men/Women.  No surfboard shapes
Standup Paddleboard – 14′:  
Any displacement hull standup paddleboard longer than 12’6″ and up to 14′ long.  Solo-Men/Women.  No surfboard shapes
Standup Paddleboard – unlimited:
Any standup paddleboard longer than 14′.  Solo-Men/Women
Surfski:
Any 1 person surfski.  Solo-Men/Women
Tandem Surfski:
Any 2 person surfski.  Tandem-Men/Women/Coed
USCA Marathon Canoe:
Must meet USCA rules for Competition Cruiser (4X32) or Pro Boat (3X27)Solo-Men/Women. See link at US Canoe
Tandem USCA Marathon Canoe:
Must meet USCA rules for Competition Cruiser (4X32) or Pro Boat (3X27)Tandem-Men/Women/coed. See link at US Canoe
Kayak:
Any solo kayak that is 18ft max length and greater than 20 inches wide
Tandem Kayak:
Any tandem kayak 22ft max length and greater than 22 inches width
OC-1:
Any solo outrigger canoe.  Solo-Men/Women
OC-2:
Any tandem outrigger canoe.  Tandem-Men/Women/Coed
Relay:
Anything Goes! Any boats and any number of people, up to 16 total. Examples: 2 people doing 2 legs each, or 4 people each doing 1 leg. Or OC4 with swaps at each check point.
Multi Person Team:
Any Boat holding more than 2 people. There are no additional restrictions or rules Examples: OC4, K4, 3man Adventure Race kayak.
Questions?  Email cal100@riversforchange.org

June 10, 2016: Race Check-in & Mandatory Safety Meeting - Redding, CA

  • 3:00-6:00pm: Race bag pickup / sign-in / equipment inspection
  • 6:00-7:00pm: Mandatory safety meeting for all participants


June 11, 2016: Race Day – River Front Park, Redding, CA

  • 5:00-5:40am:  Adventure Class check-in and launch
  • 6:00am: Adventure Class on-water race start
  • 6:00-6:40am: Competitive Class check-in and launch
  • 7:00am: Competitive Class on-water race start
  • 10:30am: Estimated closure time of Checkpoint #1 – Balls Ferry – Anderson, CA
  • 3:30pm: Estimated closure time of Checkpoint #2 – Red Bluff Diversion Dam – Red Bluff, CA
  • 8:30pm: Estimated closure time of Checkpoint #3 – Woodson Bridge – Corning, CA
*NOTE- Closure times are estimates only. Times are subject to change with conditions.


June 12, 2016: Brunch & Awards ceremony – Tehama County River Park, Corning, CA

  • 10:00am-2:00pm: Awards, raffle, massages and Brunch
  • Brunch starts at 11:00am
  • Raffle and awards start at 12:00pm and auction announcements to follow at 1:00pm. 

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
John Acosta1SUP 14'AllGuy
Eric Daughtry3SUP 14'AllGuy
Wendy Westsmith5K1AllGirl
Brian Jones6K1AllGuy
Johnny Werbe7K1AllGuy
Mark Claar8K1AllGuy
Cody Markhart10K1AllGuy
John Dye16OpenAllMixed
Marcus Pozzetta21SUP 14'AllGuy
Elizabeth Rowell22Surfski SingleAllGirl
Priscilla Schlottman23K1AllGirl
Bert Vergara24K1AllGuy
Emily Matthews25SUP 14'AllGirl
David Gilman29Surfski SingleAllGuy
Rachael Ward32K1AllGirl
Brian Tyler33Marathon C1AllGuy
Luke Barrett34OpenAllGuy
Scott Laberge36SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Clare Abram37Surfski SingleAllGirl
Marsha Arnold, Tyson Hadley38K2AllMixed
Christopher Farris40Surfski SingleAllGuy
Reese Levasseur, Reese Levasseur42K2AllMixed
Peter Bjorklund43SUP 14'AllGuy
James Ward44K1AllGuy
Kurtis Wolford49K1AllGuy
Nathan Moody51K1AllGuy
Bruce Hales52K1AllGuy
Crister Brady53SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Gregory Gearheart55K1AllGuy
Tom Biglione57Marathon C1AllGuy
Alex Groswird64SUP 14'AllGuy
Tripp Harrison69SUP UnlimitedAllMixed
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Jeff Kay2OC-1AllGuy
Jason Montelongo9K1AllGuy
Janet Whittick13SUP 14'AllGirl
Ian Rice15Surfski SingleAllGuy
John Weed19Surfski SingleAllGuy
Jeff Dilts20OC-1AllGuy
Chris Matson28SUP 14'AllGuy
Alan Mcdonald31K1AllGuy
Tiffney Ottoboni39K1AllGirl
Adrian Celestinos41K1AllGuy
Andrew Hansen45K1AllGuy
Scottie Trevino58Surfski SingleAllGirl
Todd Bowers60Surfski SingleAllGuy
Robert Stehlik61SUP UnlimitedAllGuy
Daniel Ward65K1AllGuy
Mark Lowe67SUP 14'AllGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Debra Pecaut11K1AllGirl
Tony Montero27SUP 14'AllGuy
Tim Quayle46SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Steven Borin54OpenAllGuy
Josh Borin62OpenAllGuy
Kevin Growney66SUP 14'AllGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Filip Andersson56Surfski SingleAllGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Lisa Roa35K1AllGirl
Karen Growney59SUP 12'6"AllGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The California 100 begins in Redding, CA just upstream from the Sundial Bridge. From the start line, all paddlers race upstream a short distance before turning around a buoy and heading downstream for 100 miles (or approximately 25 or 50 miles).  There are three major checkpoints racers MUST stop at to check-in, clear medical and replenish with nutrients & hydration.  

Checkpoints
Checkpoint #1 is at Balls Ferry in Anderson, CA
Checkpoint #2 is TBD, in Red Bluff, CA
Checkpoint #3 is at Woodson Bridge in Corning, CA.  


Distances
Start - CP #1:  22 miles
CP#1 - CP#2:  (TBD)
CP#2 - CP#3:  24 miles
CP#3 - Finish:  22 miles


Course Maps
The course map is broken down into 8 separate maps that can be easily printed and carried on course.  View the 8 course maps in PDF format below.


Get more Course information here.

June 10th Safety Meeting

  • River Front Park, Sundial Bridge, Redding, California
  • 725 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA  96001
  • Coordinates:  40.590830, -122.383370

June 11th Race Start
  • River Front Park, Sundial Bridge, Redding, California
  • 725 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA  96001
  • Coordinates:  40.590830, -122.383370

Checkpoint #1 - Balls Ferry Boat Ramp (River Left)
  • Location:  Intersection of Ash Creek Road & Gover Road, Anderson, CA
  • Mileage:  Start-Checkpoint 1: 22-23 miles
  • Coordinates:  40.417329, -122.192851

Checkpoint #2 - Red Bluff River Park
  • Location: 
  • Mileage:  Checkpoint 1 – Checkpoint 2:  31 miles
  • Coordinates:  40.172898, -122.229151

Checkpoint #3 -  Woodson Bridge, Tehama River Park near Corning, CA (River Left)
  • Location:  25324 South Ave, Corning, CA  96021
  • Mileage:  Checkpoint 2 – Checkpoint 3:  24 miles
  • Coordinates:  39.909697, -122.091686

Finish - Pine Creek River Access @ Bidwell Sacramento River State Park (River Left)
  • Location:  12429 River Rd, Chico, CA 95973
  • Mileage:  Checkpoint 3 – Finish: 20-23 miles
  • Coordinates:  39.736829, -121.958849

When:

Jun 11, 2016

Where:

Redding, CA