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Overview of Paddle Fest & the California 100

Schedule of Events

* Saturday, TBA – Registration and boat check in (Redding, CA)
* Sunday, TBA – Race day (starts in Redding, CA)
* Monday, TBA – Awards ceremony and lunch (Chico, CA)

Paddle Fest & the Cal 100 at a Glance

Paddle down the beautiful Sacramento River on a course that passes the Sundial Bridge, oak woodlands, dramatic lava flows, riparian gallery forests, the valley floor and farmland.  This moving water includes many riffles and a few class one and two rapids.  This is a event that you don’t want to miss.

Kayaks, surfskis, canoes and SUPs – solo or teams – are invited to race.  The cost is $150 per paddler.

You (and your team) and your craft must be competent in moving water (pre-race clinics are a great way to prepare for the Cal 100.

Choose from four course lengths.

  • 25-mile course – from Redding to Balls Ferry
  • 50-mile course – from Redding to Red Bluff
  • 50-mile course – from Red Bluff to Chico
  • 100-mile course – from Redding to Chico.

Start times will be based on boat type.  All boats in each category will start together.

All finishers in all categories will receive a medal and acknowledgement of their accomplishment at the awards ceremony on Monday.  Top three 100-mile finishers in four categories will be awarded prize money.


Prize Money

Prize money will be awarded for top three 100-mile finishers in these categories:

  • Overall (boats with more than one paddler) – top three men and women teams
  • Solo kayak/surfski – top three men and women
  • Solo canoe – top three men and women
  • Solo SUP – top three men and women

In each category, prizes will be:

  • First place – $1,000
  • Second place – $500
  • Third place – $250


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