4th Annual Paddle for Humanity - Minneapolis

*** Welcome to one of the LARGEST SUP EVENTS in the MIDWEST! ***

Now part of the MIDWEST SUP SERIES


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What is Paddle for Humanity Minneapolis? 

Check out all the crazy fun from last year's event HERE!

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One of the Nation's Most Popular SUP Event Series Returns to Minneapolis for its Fourth Year!

Paddle for Humanity (PFH) is a national grass root event series with the stated purpose of bringing the paddling community together to support a common cause. PFH has raised thousands of dollars for its non-profit partners and grown into one of the Nation’s Largest Bi-Coastal Paddle Event Series!

Support our LOCAL community during this celebrated philanthropic event. Paddle For Humanity is pleased to announce that we will be donating a portion of the event's participation proceeds to a local nonprofit 501(C)3. Your registration or sponsorship will be making an impact right in our own backyard! 


Announcing our 2016 Event Benefactor:  Minneapolis Parks Foundation




ALL Paddlecraft Invited to Participate! New Paddlers Welcomed and Encouraged to Join the Fun!

Paddle for Humanity is open to Stand Up Paddleboards, Prone/Traditional, Surfski 1/2, Canoes, Kayaks, and other Paddlecraft. Note: A limited supply of stand up paddleboards are available for rent. First come, first serve. Please contact Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at 877.WAI.NANI or visit www.wainanisup.com to place your rental board reservation.



EVENT FEATURES
 
5K Fun Paddle:     **WPA and Midwest SUP Series Points Qualifier**
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. This is a low-pressure recreational paddle that even the very beginner paddler can do. It is also a great chance to experience the thrill of racing in a fun and entertaining environment. Every 5K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with podium recognition and medals to the Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in all paddle craft classes combined.

 
10K Race Event:     **WPA and Midwest SUP Series Points Qualifier**

**AN EVEN BIGGER, BADDER COURSE IS IN THE WORKS FOR 2016!** Details Coming Soon!

This event is for the more seasoned paddler wishing to test their skill, endurance and strategy with a beach start and exciting buoy turns! Bring on the burn and share your competitive drive! Every 10K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with podium recognition and medals to the Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in the following paddle craft categories: SUP 12’6”, SUP 14’ and OPEN.

Looking to step up your race performance and stamina? Contact Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at 877.WAI.NANI or visit www.WaiNaniSUP.com to join our FREE Paddle for Humanity Race Training Series (a.k.a. PowerPaddle! Advanced Group Training). PowerPaddle! brought to you by the Wai Nani Surf & Paddle Tribe. All welcomed!

 
Rule 7 Event:
We’ll provide the mystery challenge, you bring the skill! You never know what off the wall challenges will come your way. We toss in plenty of equalizers and speed bumps that it becomes anyone’s winning day! One male and one female will come out victorious!


ENTRY FEES


Pre-registration is $50/one event or $60/two events (5K/10K + Rule 7). Online registration closes on Saturday, 8/6 at 10pm CST. You can also register in-person at 7-8AM the morning of the Event on Sunday, 8/7 for an additional $10. Cash or check registration options are available by calling Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at 877.WAI.NANI.  



**Be sure to visit the SCHEDULE - COURSE - DIRECTION tabs above for additional event detail***



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
Saturday, August 6, 2016

Pre-Race Weekend Fun to Welcome our Out-of-Town Guests!
Details Coming Soon!



EVENT DAY:  Sunday, August 7, 2016

7:00-8:30 AM: Event Day Check-In
Location: North Beach on Lake Calhoun (Rain or Shine)
2710 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55417

8:15-8:45 AM: On-the-Water Warm-Up/Stretch (Optional and Free!)
Led by Fitness/Yoga Professional, Tory Schaefer of Life Time Fitness

9:00 AM: 5K / 10K Start

11:30 AM: Rule 7 Event Start

12:00-1:30PM: Stand Up Paddleboard Demos (Free!) 

12:30 PM: Awards and After Party Celebration
Details Coming Soon!
This list is private.

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

EVENT FEATURES
 
 
5K Fun Paddle:     **WPA and Midwest SUP Series Points Qualifier**
Compete against friends or simply paddle for the pleasure of it. This is a low-pressure recreational paddle that even the very beginner paddler can do. It is also a great chance to experience the thrill of racing in a fun and entertaining environment. Every 5K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with podium recognition and medals to the Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in all paddle craft classes combined.


 


10K Race Event:     **WPA and Midwest SUP Series Points Qualifier**

**AN EVEN BIGGER, BADDER COURSE IS IN THE WORKS FOR 2016!** Details Coming Soon!

This event is for the more seasoned paddler wishing to test their skill, endurance and strategy with a beach start and exciting buoy turns! Bring on the burn and share your competitive drive! Every 10K participant receives a finisher’s medal. This is a timed event with podium recognition and medals to the Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) finishers in the following paddle craft categories: SUP 12’6”, SUP 14’ and OPEN.


 
Rule 7 Event:
We’ll provide the mystery challenge, you bring the skill! You never know what off the wall challenges will come your way. We toss in plenty of equalizers and speed bumps that it becomes anyone’s winning day! One male and one female will come out victorious!


 

AWARDS

5K Paddle: Top Placement Medals will be podium presented to the Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) paddlers in all paddle craft classes combined. 1st Place Finisher Trophies will be awarded to First Male and Female (all ages combined) finishers in all paddle craft classes combined.
 
10K Race: Top Placement Medals will be podium presented to the Top Three Male/Female/Legends 50+/Junior (17 and Under) paddlers in the following paddle craft categories: SUP 12’6”, SUP 14’ and OPEN. 1st Place Finisher Trophies will be awarded to First Male and Female finishers (all ages combined) in SUP 12'6", SUP 14' and OPEN classes. 
 
 

DIRECTIONS/PARKING

North Beach on Lake Calhoun (Rain or Shine)
2710 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55417

SPECIAL PARKING NOTE: There are 80 Paid Parking Stalls in the North Beach Parking Lot (plan to bring parking money, cash or credit card, if you do not hold a current Minneapolis Parks patron permit and wish to park there.) Additional Parking can be found at the nearby Lake Calhoun Executive Center (3033 Excelsior Boulevard) lot. That lot is free, but a few blocks away from the event site. You will want to drop your board and gear off prior at the North Beach lot (just as you enter.) Volunteers will be there to assist with unloading and watching gear until you return.
 

WHERE TO STAY
Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel
2901 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612.821.7615
 
 
VOLUNTEER
Want to help out pre, during and post event? We are always looking for hard working volunteers to help. No amount of volunteer time is too little or too much.  Contact us at info@wainanisup.com for more information or sign up today by visiting our "Sign Up Genius" volunteer page coming soon!
 
 
ADDITIONAL EVENT DETAIL/CONSIDERATIONS
- There are plenty of restaurants, stores and attractions within driving distance of event
- Paid parking in the North Beach lot is available on a first come first serve basis. Note: Free parking is available at nearby Lake Calhoun Executive Center and along nearby streets. Please be respectful of area residents and keep noise volume to a minimum
- NO vehicles on grass or beach (pack a cart and bring some extra bodies)
- Load in – load out assistance will be provided before and after the race
- NO alcohol on site. Violators are subject to fines and arrest

 

When:

Aug 7, 2016

Where:

Minneapolis, MN