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 course Technical Race.  

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 Race 11:00am 
The Eilte 10K will do a few laps around Calhoun and top honors will receive cash prizes in both Men's 14ft, 12'6, and Women's 12'6 divisions.  (Up to $500 pending the number of registrants)

-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.  

-Technical Race: Super Lap Format (Prelims 2:00, Semis 4:00, Final 5:00)
Work your way through the ranks of this short technical course focused on turns and speed.  This year incorporating the super lap format to let you take a "short cut" on the lap of your choice to keep things interesting!  Top spots keep moving on from Prelims to the Semi's and hopefully onto the Finals.  The winners will receive BIG cash, prizes, and glory.  A great add on for those also participating in either the the 10K and 5K races.

Paddle Clinics:
-Intro to Paddling
     Friday July 28th @Thomas Beach 6-7pm
     WPA Certified Instructor Robbie Brink
-Advanced Paddle Race Technique
     Friday July 28th @Thomas Beach 6-8pm
     Pro Instructor to be announced

Water Entertainment:
-Northstar Winch skimboard expo at 4:45*
-Kids Zone with iFloat Obstacle Course 12-4*
-SUP Calhoun presents SUP Yoga and Demo Zone 12-4
-American Gladiator Q-Tip Sparring 12:45*

Land Activities:
-Bent Paddle Beer Gardens and Local MN Food Trucks on site
-Local MN Brand Merchant Tents
-Red Bull DJ dance and games
-CorePower and Lululemon outdoor Yoga classes
-Vertical Endeavors Rock Climbing*
-Bent Paddle Bags Tournament starting at 2:00pm (21+)

*Final aspects of the race still to be determined and events subject to change.

This list is private.

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Course Maps coming soon.

Courses include:  5K Rec Race, 10K Elite race, and Technical Short course.
Race and Festival will take place at Thomas Beach on the South Side of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis MN.  


Jul 29, 2017


Lake Calhoun Minneapolis, MN