Event

DON'T BE HAZY, DON’T BE LAZY. GET CRAZY AND GET ON THE RIVER!

You’re invited to a lively good time in a crazy mountain town on Sunday, July 17th, 2016. The fourth annual Windermere SUP Cup, hosted by Windermere Real Estate, is a stand-up paddleboard competition on the Clark Fork River in Missoula, Montana.

The event features two races, the Recreational and Elite divisions. Recreational participants will be competing for marvelous prizes and Elite will battle for the $3,000 cash purse. Following the race we will host a Montana Luau with music, drinks, food and prizes!

And the kicker? It’s all to raise money for The Missoula Food Bank - EmPower Pack Program. Kids EmPower Pack is a program that provides food for children to eat over the weekends when they are not able to access meals at school. This program is currently supporting eight different schools in Missoula, MT. In addition to the EmPower Pack donation, this is the fourth year the Windermere SUP Cup will donate to the Watershed Education Network (WEN). WEN is an organization dedicated to fostering knowledge, appreciation and awareness of watershed health to the next generation.

Course

ADMIT IT... YOU WANT TO PADDLE.

River miles? 4.2. Chance of head wind? 99%. Drops to navigate standing up? 1. Locals on hand just to see you spill? Many.


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Race Start*: Sha-Ron, East Missoula
Race Finish: Bess Reed Park, behind the Holiday Inn Parkside
Race Length: 4.2 Miles

*There is no parking at the race start (Sha-Ron). All participants must use race provided transportation.

Details

READY... SET... PADDLE!

The Windermere SUP CUP is capped at 200 racers, total, with just 50 competitors in the Elite Division. All participants will be timed, with each racer assigned a specific heat. You must be 18 years of age or older to race in either division. All paddlers are required to have a USCG-approved life jacket also known as Personal Floatation Device (PFD, Type III) and helmets are recommended. Safety escorts will be in the water if needed.

Recreational Division: $50 ($70 after 6/19)
Novice to advanced paddlers will compete for a trophy and gift awards (no prize money). No board length restrictions.

Gender Equal Prizes
1ST - Prize Valued at $500
2ND - Prize Valued at $250
3RD - Prize Valued at $100
4TH - Prize Valued at $75

Elite Division: $80 ($100 after 6/19)
Competitive paddlers will compete in open-age gender groups and qualify for prize money. Board length restrictions: Men < 14' & Women < 12'6"

Women's Purse
1ST - $700
2ND - $500
3RD - $200
4TH - $100

Men's Purse
1ST - $700
2ND - $500
3RD - $200
4TH - $100

FEE 
EXCLUDES ALL BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS
Your entry fee includes transportation to starting line, food, beverage & t-shirt.

BENEFICIARIES

Missoula Food Bank - Kids EmPower Pack Program
Childhood hunger is a swelling issue of concern in Missoula – Kids EmPower Pack provides elementary and middle school children at select high need schools who display symptoms of chronic hunger with nutritionally balance food in their backpacks each Friday. These meals & snacks keep kids fed while not in school, helping them to return on Monday ready to learn & grow.

WEN
WEN is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of watershed health through science and outreach. The organization focuses on growing the next generation of watershed stewards.

SUP Raffle

FOR THE CAUSE.

Enter to win a unique stand-up paddleboard, handcrafted by local craftsman Brent Ruby. It is built through tedious process. This year’s board will be a 9'6" lake SUP that will be optimal for lake and other flat water paddling. Tickets are available at Windermere Real Estate and are selling for $10 each or 6 for $50. Drawing will be held at the Montana Luau at Bess Reed Park after the race on July 17th, 2016. A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold and you need not be present to win.

**This picture is from the 2015 raffle made by Missoulian Brent Ruby. Photos of our 2016 SUP Raffle will be available in March.