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The 2016 Race will take place on Saturday, May 21st. We are moving the course downstream. The Finish Line/Race Party will be at Johnsons Beach in Guerneville.

Tickets will go on sale mid-March. We're still in the planning stages...stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.

Final 2015 Race Results Here 

Race Photos on Facebook

Become a Race Sponsor

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.  There will be beer & wine, food trucks, kids activities, 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 separate races. No boat rentals are available for the 15 mile race, you must bring your own boat. See the Race Details page for age restrictions and other info.

Who Benefits

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!


Questions? Call 707-433-1958