To Celebrate the City of Soap Lake's Centennial, this Paddle Sport adventure course covers over 5.5 miles of paddling and 1 mile of portage. Yet it’s just a fraction of the distance covered in the historic ‘Great Canoe Race’ that finshed at Soap Lake. How do you hold up to the competitors of the past? Start training now or beat brawn with brains by collecting the puzzles along the way. Earn time discounts by solving them in under 60 minutes after crossing the finish line! Then revel in your accomplishment and befriend the competition at our Celebration Garden while we announce awards and share lore from the Great Canoe Race. Local eateries nearby will have food and much deserved refreshment!
This is a non-sanctioned event and PFD's are required!
Energy snacks and water will be provided at each checkpoint and the finish line.
Medals and other memorabilia awarded for top finishers.
No-Refunds after July 1st, 2019 or for processing fees.
This is a not-for-profit event, and all proceeds support Soap Lake Centennial events.
Rules of the event:
The Adventure Paddle will occur within the boundaries of Soap Lake waters and designated City of Soap Lake Parks and streets.
All participants must wear Coast Guard approved PFDs (Life Jackets) & have an emergency whistle while on the lake.
Participants must be 18yrs of age and above.
All participants must have a signed release and waiver form and made payment of fees prior to orientation.
Craft that have been used in other waters shall be cleaned prior to being put into Soap Lake.
Paddle Craft shall only be loaded up to max. capacity as designed & rated.
Only craft powered by human effort with paddles and oars are allowed to compete. No wheels on the portage.
Each team must have a captain, who will act as spokesperson and primary contact for the team.
A mandatory sign-in will open at 8:00am, and warm up paddle & orientation will follow at 8:30am.
The adventure will begin at 9:00am with heats started in 10 min. increments as required.
At route crossings, if paddlers for-see collision with another boat, a craft to the front-right has right of way, and the other craft must yield and pass behind it. Cause of any collision is grounds for disqualification.
Relay Teams with Runners for the portage are responsible for transporting paddlers to final leg.
At each time check, trivia questions are available for tokens. At completion of the race, time discounts are awarded if solved correctly. Paddle craft may bypass trivia at the time checks. Please go between the buoy and time check volunteers to pass.
A finish line puzzle set is available for an extra time discount. Teams get 60 min. to complete the puzzles, but participants may abandon solving them at any time. No time penalties for not completing the puzzle set.
Participants must follow the course as marked. Not following the course is grounds for disqualification.
Presentations and announcements are made at the celebration garden at 1:00pm.
Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for disqualification at discretion of the judges.