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Cleveland Metroparks Paddle Festival & Race

  • Wendy Park Cleveland Ohio (map)

Celebrate the 6th Annual Whiskey Island Paddlefest! UltraMissions is excited to once again lead the Kids' Fun Race, and the ALL ABOARD Open Paddle event. Can we break the Guiness Book of World Records - Largest Parade of Paddle Boards?!  We need YOU to make it happen.  Demo RED Paddle Co paddle boards at Paddlefest too!  This is a can't-miss event!

Several paddle board and kayak race categories are being offered.  The course is perfect for both beginners and advanced racers. A festival follows the races with stand up paddleboard, kayak, and sailing try-its, SUP demos, exhibitors, vendors, food and music.

Race Distances and Categories

SUP Race Categories

14' Race (6 miles only)12' 6" Race (2 or 6 miles)Surf Style, any length (2 miles only)Kids - all youth (8-10 and 11-13 years categories)

Kayak Race Categories

High Performance Kayak Division- surfski or racing kayaks over 17' (6 miles only)Fast Sea Kayak Division-overall length of 15'-18' AND a width < 23"(6 miles only)Touring Division-overall length 14' or over with a width > 23" (2 miles only)Recreational Division-overall length < 14' (2 miles only)Tandem (2 miles only)Kids - all youth (8-10 and 11-13 years categories)

Race Lengths

6-miles (3 laps)2-miles (1 lap)Kids' Fun Race (about ½ mile)


Festival & Spectators (All ages) - Free

Race (14 and over) - $40 (includes lunch and t-shirt while supplies last) 
After June 30, $45

Youth Race (ages 8-13) - $15 (includes lunch and t-shirt while supplies last)
After June 30, $20


Co-Sponsored by UltraMissions Inc. 

Earlier Event: March 15
Mission: Costa Rica Spring Getaway