recreational Standup Paddleboard athletes from around the region and the world will
take to the waters of the Columbia River for the
SUP Salmon Classic Paddleboard
Race, Sunday, August 31,
2014 at CaptainWilliamClarkPark, CottonwoodBeach,
The races, sanctioned by
the World Paddle Association (WPA), will begin at 10 a.m. and include a 8-mile
Long Course for professional level racers, a 4-mile Short Course for recreational
boarders and a 2-mile youth and novice course just for fun. The races are
gender equal and will include $2000 for both the winning man and woman
competitors. Awards will be given to the top three winners in each class.
The competition will
coincide with the fall Chinook salmon run, where upwards to 40,000 salmon daily
will be making their way up river, deep below the water’s surface.The Salmon Classic is embracing the
traditions and cultural importance of local salmon and will have a pre-race
blessing and entertainment provided by the Chinook Indian Nation.
Sweetwood Paddleboards is
organizing the event in coordination with the City of Washougal.
The Salmon Classic features
an outstanding venue for spectators and athletes alike along the long open
beach at Capt. William Clark Park. Food
booths, vendor booths and entertainment will be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to Admission is free for spectators. City merchants will also be welcoming athletes
and spectators with special offers over the weekend in the downtown core.
Event Day Schedule Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:30 a.m. Check in 8:30 a.m. Long Course Participant Meeting 10:00 a.m. Long Course 8-mile Race 10:15 a.m. Short Course Participant Meeting 10:45 a.m. Short Course 4-mile Race 10:30 a.m. Food Vendors Open 12:30 p.m. Youth and Novice Course Races 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Demos and Clinics 1:30 p.m. Awards
From Portland or Seattle on either I-5 or I-205 Turn eastbound on Highway 14 to Washougal Take right on S. 32nd Street and follow it to S. Index Street. Beach entrance is straight ahead.
Traveling westbound on Highway 14 At Washougal, turn right on 32nd Street (no left turn permitted from Hwy 14) Turn left on Addy Street Turn left on 27th Street 27th Street becomes S. Index Street. Follow to beach entrance.