Great Russian River Race
When: Saturday, June 4th (May 21st date rescheduled due to threat of thunderstorms)
Where: Johnson's Beach, 16215 First Street, Guerneville,CA
Free River Race Party from Noon-4 p.m.
Update: Race registration closes Friday, June 3 at noon...no Walk-ins on Race Day!
Become a Race Sponsor- we need local businesses to support the Race, it's not too late to sign up!
Volunteers Needed! Paddlers for Safety Team, registration help and more needed.
Russian Riverkeeper's mission is to inspire the community to protect the Russian River forever, and the race is one way in which we hope to do that! We think that after you've spent a day on the river, you too will be inspired by its beauty and will strive to protect it. So come out and kick off the summer on the river and you'll be supporting a great cause while you're at it.
Free River Race Party!
The River Race Party is from Noon-4 p.m. at Johnson's Beach. There will be food trucks & beer, live music (Cahoots and Bad Apple String Band), vendor booths 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 and logistics.There will be both pros and recreational paddlers competing in 2 separate races (a 4 mile and 8 mile course). No boat rentals are available for the Long Course, 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.
Check out video from the first Race in 2011!