Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
On Saturday, May 2nd, Russian Riverkeeper will be hosting the 5th annual Great Russian River Race. The Race will include kayaks, canoes and SUP's. Make sure to read ALL of the Race Details before you sign up (sign-up starts on March 15th).
This year, the Healdsburg Running Company is also offering a 5K running race that will end at Memorial Bridge, just in time for our party. If you would rather run than boat, you can sign up for their race, which will still be supporting our programs! (link provided soon for this race).
Free River Race Party!
The River Race Party is from Noon-4 p.m. There will be beer & wine, food trucks, kids activities, and a costume contest among racers. We invite the community to come down to the River, bring chairs and blankets and watch the racers cross the Finish Line (from noon-2). It's a great way to kick off the summer season and goes to support a good cause, protecting the River!
Who Should Enter
The emphasis of the Great Russian River Race is on adventure, competition and fun. Competitors and spectators will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting sporting event, while enjoying the surroundings of one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.
Athletes may use their own kayaks, canoes, and SUPs or rent from River’s Edge Kayak and Canoe, the professional outfitter that will manage the river operations, safety and logistics.There will be both pros and recreational paddlers competing in separate divisions. No boat rentals avaialble for the 15 mile race, you must bring your own boat. See the Race Details page for age restrictions and other info.
This is a fundraiser for Russian Riverkeeper’s educational programs. Russian Riverkeeper's mission is to inspire the community to protect the Russian River forever.
Keep up-to-date on Race details by becoming a fan on Facebook!
Note: No BBQ's, reserved tables or outside alcohol at the Race Party please!
Check out video from the first Race in 2011!