25th Annual Cow Patty Pageant 2017

Join us for a protected and flat water fun race on the beautiful and serene Estero Americano in Valley Ford, CA. 

11 and 5 mile courses: family / novice, intermediate and competitive classes. There'll be a bovine outfitting / costume competition in the morning before the race and lunch, awards and raffle at Dinucci's after the race!

Entry fees:
Adults: $30 pre-registered / $40 walk-up registration on race day
Juniors: $15 pre-registered / $20 walk-up registration on race day
Note: Doubles each pay $30 per person (or $40 walk-up registration) and each racer must register
Online registrations closes Friday, February 3rd at noon!

$20 per person 
There's a place to buy tickets in the registration. Multiple lunch tickets can be purchased – for the racer and any additional tickets for friends and family, as needed.  Lunch will be at Dinucci's Italian Restaurant following the race.  You will pass Dinucci's as you head toward the starting line on Valley Ford Estero road.

Tickets will be sold during lunch and you must be present to win one of many mooovelous items, including an Epic wing paddle! 

Proceeds benefit the Sonoma Land Trust and Valley Ford Volunteer Fire Department. 

Spread the word, join the herd!
7:00 am – 7:15 am  Volunteers arrive
Check-in / Prizes / Meeting
7:30 am – 8:30 am  Check-in at start / finish area
9:00 am  Mandatory safety meeting at start / finish area
Race Starts
9:20 am  Family / novice class start (short course)
9:40 am  Intermediate class start (long and short course)
10:00 am  Competitive class start (long course)
11:15 am  All paddlers return to start / finish line (mandatory turn around time)
Post Race 
noon – 1:30 pm  Snacks and clean up
noon – ? After-race lunch, awards and raffle at Dinucci's

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Dave Jensen, Carter Johnson1TandemAllGuy
Kenny Howell2Surfski SingleAllGuy
Paul Macintyre3Surfski SingleAllGuy
Frank Peronetto, Amy Byers4Surfski DoubleAllMixed
Zachary Alva5Surfski SingleAllGuy
Judy Jensen6Surfski SingleAllGirl
Susan Starbird7Surfski SingleAllGirl
Jeff Kay9OC-1AllGuy
Michael O'donnell10Surfski SingleAllGuy
David Wells12SUP (All)AllGuy
Emily Matthews13SUP (All)AllGirl
Cath Caddell14Surfski SingleAllGirl
Geoffrey Sears50Surfski SingleAllGuy
Mike Mccoy51Sea KayakAllGuy
Lloyd Letellier52Sea KayakAllGuy
Jon Harman201Sea KayakAllGuy
Sheila Harman202Sea KayakAllGirl
Elise A Mcmasters100Surfski SingleAllGirl
Christopher Farris105Surfski SingleAllGuy
Doug Bryant106Surfski SingleAllGuy
Sophie Matthews195CanoeAllMixed
Sophie Matthews, Tom Biglione200TandemAllMixed
Marco Holzner, Lily Holzner203OC-2AllMixed
Michael Melville, Shanna Upton204SUP Unl. (2 Person)AllMixed
Jasper Caddell, Chloe Madden15K217UMixed
Abigail Armstrong, Ariel Bryant101Sea Kayak Double17UGirl
Dylan Anacleto-black, Misha Riszkiewicz103K217UGuy
Petri Alva104K117UGuy
Todd Bowers205Canoe17UGuy
Alexander Alvarez206SUP (All)17UGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The race stars 1 mile south of Valley Ford, Ca. on the Estero at the intersection of Valley Ford Estero Road and Marsh Road. Short Course racers will proceed 1/2 way out the Estero round a buoy and return. Long course racers will proceed to the beach (The mouth of the Estero / Pacific Ocean.)  The whole course is very protected, but can be windy. Dress for cool February coastal weather.

It is impossible to get lost on the Estero. It is possible to become temporarily way laid due to the wandering nature of the Estero. The prudent paddler will carefully observe the landmarks, meanderings and features of the Estero as they go west, thus making return trip navigation straight forward. Note that all lands bordering the Estero are private. Please stay on the Estero, and respect landowners property.
Take 101 to Petaluma, California, about 35 miles North of San Francisco, 80 miles West of Sacramento, 16 miles South of Santa Rosa. Exit on Washington Street, head west thru town. In 1.4 miles bear right onto Bodega Avenue. Proceed approximately 8 miles west to the intersection of Tomales Road and Valley Ford Road. Bear right onto Valley Ford Road. Do not turn left to the USCG training center, stay right. Proceed about 12 miles to Valley Ford. Turn left onto Valley Ford Estero Road just past Dinucchi’s restaurant. Turn right then left to stay on Valley Ford Estero Road. Continue onto Valley Ford Franklin School Road. Turn left onto Marsh Rd, parking is on one side of Marsh Road only.


Feb 4, 2017


Valley Ford, CA