Paddle the Rockies SUP Race Series
Paddle like you mean it!
These races are a fun way to bring together the SUP community, and while can be competitive are are also a community event to make some paddling friends! There will be small prizes and trophies for both the short and long races. All experience levels and board types are welcome and we offer race paddleboard rentals for anyone in need. Please contact if you’d like to reserve a race board for the race!
Icebreaker SUP Classic:
May 20th @ Bear Creek Lake Park
Icebreaker has been the first Colorado paddleboard race of the season for 12 years running. This fun (and usually cold) race includes lots of buoy turns with the backdrop of Red Rocks amphitheater. There’s a 2 mile beginner race and a 4 mile elite race for more experienced paddlers. The course is a Flying V, with 18 turns providing lots of entertainment for both paddlers and spectators.
Flatiron Flat Out:
June 24th @ Boulder Reservoir
This is the only paddleboard race in Boulder and has the stunning backdrop of the Flatirons as well as the foothills and part of the Continental Divide. There is a 3 mile beginner race and a 6 mile elite race. This course is very simple and includes 2 laps around the reservoir, with very few turns. This is a race for the narrow boards and getting into a rhythm while putting the hammer down.
Longs Peak SUP Classic:
August 12th @ Union Reservoir
The views from Union Reservoir are some of the best in the State of Colorado! With the infamous Longs Peak at the center, you can see up to 42 peaks on a clear day. This is a locals favorite for paddling and one of our first race locations. There is a 2 mile beginner race and a 4-5 mile elite race for more experienced paddlers.
Bragging Rights SUP Classic:
September 16th @ Bear Creek Lake Park
The last Colorado race of the year! This race allows the winners bragging rights until the Spring. This is the 12th year of Bragging Rights and is definitely the favorite race of the year. There’s a 2 mile beginner race and a 4 mile elite race for more experienced paddlers. The course is a Flying V, with 18 turns providing lots of entertainment for both paddlers and spectators.