the ultimate SUP challenge

Event Details

The Ultimate SUP Challenge is the first event of it's kind in Canada with both whitewater and flatwater racing taking place on the Ottawa River.   


$2500 Cash Prize for the overall combined winners of Whitewater and Flatwater 8km    

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 In support of Lupus Ontario


Have questions about The Ultimate SUP Challenge? Contact the organizer


July 18:

Whitewater Clinics-Time TBA-Pushbutton Rapids

5-7 PM Registration/Check In-Owl Rafting Headquarters

5-7 PM Vendor Village Setup-Owl Rafting Headquarters


July 19:

8-9 AM Check In-Owl Rafting Headquarters

10:30 Whitewater Racing Start-Pushbutton Rapids


July 20:

Flatwater Racing: All activities on Sunday will be at Owl Rafting HQ

9:00 Racers Meeting 5km and 10km

9:30 Elite 10km Race Start

11:00 Open 5km Race Start

12:00 Kids Race

12:30 Relay Racing Start

2:00 Awards


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Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

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WhiteWater Race Format

Race Format:  The whitewater event will be a timed event.  Each competitor will race individually on the course against the clock there will be a 1 minute interval between racers.  The event will have 3 heats, with the fastest 50% of the racers advancing to the next heat.  Each heat will get more difficult with additional maneuvers and or start positions on the river.  There is only one open division for the Whitewater race.  

PFD, Helmet and Shoes Required

Board Length: 10.6' Max (inflatable and soft top boards strongly recommended)

Single Bladed Paddles only

ZERO Stroke Rule, if you fall, or decide to go onto your knees the 1st stroke while not standing results in a DQ.

Flatwater Race Format

Race Format Elite:  Length-8 km approx 5.5 miles.  Beach start format.  Finish will be "On water" and times will be captured when paddlers head and shoulder cross the finish line (diving off of your board will result in a DQ).  Race Format Open: Length-4km approx 2.5 miles.  Out and back with one buoy turn.

Overall Rules

Leash Required, pfd required (wearable or inflatable pfds allowed) 

Board Length: 12.6 (mens and womens divisions) or 14' max length (men only)

Single Bladed Paddles only

Fixed fins only (no foot rudder or steering systems)

2 Stroke rule (starting, after a fall, or at a buoy turn) more than 2 strokes while on knees, butt or prone paddling will result in a DQ.

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 Owl Rafting Camping and Food Packages: 

Camping:  $25.00 per person/night INCLUDES Dinner

Children 12 and under $15.00

 Cabins: sleep 6 in two double beds and 2 single bunks $60.00/night for Sunday through Thursday Bring your own bedding $90.00 per night for Friday and Saturday

Breakfast $15.00 (a complimentary Light breakfast will be served to registered athletes, fruit, coffee, tea, bagels.  

Lunch $15.00 per person

Dinner $20 (cabin renters, athletes, and volunteers receive a $5 discount)


Reservations: 1-800-461-RAFT (7238)

River Run Camping and Food Packages:


Jul 18 to Jul 20, 2014


Ottawa, ON