Support Strokes 2016

California Canoe & Kayak Annual Support Strokes Kayak/SUP Paddle and Race.
Make Every Stroke Count!

All proceeds benefit Oakland’s Charlotte Maxwell Clinic (provides free cancer care to low income women). A local non-profit. Last years event raised $8,000 this year's goal $15,000 or more!
Help us make our goal for 2016 and make every stroke count. Please collect pledges and make checks payable to: Charlotte Maxwell Clinic or CMC

This is the 14th year we have hosted Support Strokes. We would want to encourage more racers to join the cause. The Epic Expert Race course is from Jack London Square to the Bay Bridge and Back. This course will be timed and prizes include an Epic Paddle

This event is open to all Paddlers and Paddlecraft Novice to Expert Paddlers welcome.

Beginners Course; Coast Guard Island and Back;
Intermediate Course: Park St Bridge and Back and the
Epic Expert Course (Bay Bridge and Back).

The event is followed by a raffle and refreshments.

Kayak or SUP Board rental free if you raise $150 or more for Charlotte Maxwell Clinic. Only 10 bucks for a rental otherwise. You must reserve your rental in advance by calling 510-893-7833

This event is open to all Paddlers and Paddlecraft Novice to Expert Paddlers welcome.

Registration Opens 8:00 am - Start times are estimated)
(all participates must read and sign a waiver)
All participates must wear a  Coast Guard Approved Type III PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
You must check-in when you arrive and when you finish the your paddle.

  • Epic Expert/Advanced Intermediate course ~ Start 9 am  Paddlers Meeting 8:45 am JLS to Bay Bridge and Back (you must have experience and be approved to participate in the race course).
  • Intermediate Course Park Street Bridge and Back ~ Start 10:00 am Paddler meeting 9:45 am
  • Beginner/ Novice Course to Coast Guard Island (more experienced will paddle around the Island and Back)  ~ Start 10:30 am Paddler Meeting 10:15 am

When you arrive at the event you must unload your gear, boat or board and park. There is parking at a number of lots around the square CCK can provide a discount validation for the parking at Washington above Yoshi's or the lot under the Plank. The above ground parking across from Alice is all day, Pay at the machine and put the ticket in your window. $6.00 all 12 hours. Do not leave valuables in your vehicles. Parking on the are street is available.

The paddle and race is followed by a gathering of paddlers, volunteers & supporters, a raffle and refreshments(lunch).

* Please note we will not have a event t-shirt we choose instead to have all the proceeds go to care of the women at CMC. As always we have some great raffle prizes donated by our generous vendors and local businesses. You will have a opportunity to win on event day. Event entry includes a raffle ticket, additional tickets will be available to purchase.
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Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

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Course Maps to come. Call if you have questions: 510-893-7833 or email

Epic Expert/Advanced Intermediate Course Start CCK Doc at Jack London Square to Bay Bridge and Back. (Out the mouth of the Estuary)

Intermediate Course Start CCK Doc at Jack London Square heading South to Park Street Bridge and back (Up the Estuary)

Beginner/Novice Course CCK Doc at Jack London Square heading South to Coast Guard Island and back. Some paddlers will continue on and around Coast Guard Island.


Oct 8, 2016


Oakland, CA