Chain of Lakes Skyline Festival

This is the Chain of Lakes Skyline Festival presented by SUP Calhoun, Red Bull, and Bent Paddle.  July 29th, from 11am to 6pm, Thomas Beach of Lake Calhoun is going to be the place to be in Minneapolis and the whole midwest for the paddleboarding scene.

The Skyline Festival is a jam packed day filled with tons of fun for everyone young and old and some great paddleboarding.  This festival has a race for everyone including: a 5K Open race for any and all who want to test themselves on a board, a 10K for more experienced racers and introducing a a short Minnesota's fastest paddler course.  

We have SUP Calhoun, Red Bull, and Bent Paddle throwing the biggest party on the city lakes this summer and you don't want to miss out!  In addition to the paddleboarding there will be Red Bull DJ's, SUP Yoga, Board Demo Zone, Bags Tournament, great food, delicious beer, tons of local merchant tents, and a raffle with great prizes.

Register today and make sure to tell your friends and family because this is a day you and they will not want to miss!
The Races:
Compiled of some of the best racers of the midwest and beyond, as well as some hopefully brand new or not so good ones too. This race will be multiple courses around the beautiful Lake Calhoun situated right in the heart of Minneapolis underneath the beautiful skyline.

-SUP Elite 10K Superlap Race 11:00am 
The Eilte 10K will do a few laps around a course set in Calhoun and top honors will receive cash prizes in both Men's 14ft, 12'6, and Women's 12'6 divisions.  (Projected purse: 1st- $350, 2nd- $150, 3rd-$75)

-SUP Rec/Open 5K Race 12:30
The Rec/Open 5K is a race dedicated to anyone and everyone to get on the water and try this out.  We've seen racers from 8 to 89 years of age and even people who have never been on a board before.  Push yourself and get in the water for this fun race.  Winners of surf style class will take home cash prizes (Projected purse: 1st- $150, 2nd- $100, 3rd-$50)

-Minnesota's Fastest Paddler: 200 meter dash
Work your way through the ranks of this fastest paddler event, push yourself as hard as you can in a short 200 meter dash on the Paddleboard in a head to head winner continues on competition until only 1 winner remains! 

Paddle Clinics:
-Intro to Paddleboard Racing
     Friday July 28th @Thomas Beach 6-8pm
     WPA Certified Instructor Robbie Brink

Water Entertainment:
-Winch skimboard expo at 4:45 (tbd)
-Kids Zone 12-5
-SUP Calhoun presents SUP Yoga and Demo Zone 12-5
-American Gladiator Q-Tip Sparring 12:45 (tbd)

Land Activities:
-Bent Paddle Beer Gardens and 
-Stanleys, Dough Dough, and Butcher Salt food trucks on site
-25 Local MN Brand Merchant Tents
-Red Bull DJ and wings team
-Crossfit Kingsfield and CorePower Yoga outdoor fitness classes
-Three Rivers Rock Climbing (tbd)
-Bent Paddle Bags Tournament starting at 2:00pm (21+)

This list is private.

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

5K Rec Race-the race for ANY and ALL!

10K Elite race (Super Lap Format) 

Fastest Paddler course.
-heats of 4-6 racers.  Top 2 finishers advance
-200m straightline sprint to the finish

Race and Festival will take place at Thomas Beach on the South Side of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis MN.  

For directions follow Google maps to the location:,-93.3184259,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87f6276affdf5aad:0x73b93ec719aaf4a6!8m2!3d44.9355768!4d-93.3162319


Jul 29, 2017


Lake Calhoun Minneapolis, MN