*** Welcome to one of the LARGEST SUP EVENTS in the MIDWEST! ***
Now part of the MIDWEST SUP SERIES
One of the Nation's Most Popular SUP Event Series Returns to Minneapolis for its Third Year!
Founded in 2009, 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. Over the past six years, PFH has raised thousands of dollars for its non-profit partners and grown into 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 2015 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.
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 and 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**
This event is for the more seasoned paddler wishing to test their skill, endurance and strategy. 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!
Pre-registration is $50/one event or $60/two events (5K/10K + Rule 7). Online registration closes on Friday, 7/31 at 8pm CST. You can also register in-person at our 5-7PM Pre-Event Check-in on Friday, 7/31 or from 7-8AM the morning of the Event on Saturday, 8/1 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***