** TWO SUP Races return to the 2017 Saturday schedule. THE DESCHUTES DOWNRIVER with two separate competitions! The DOUBLE TROUBLE and the RAPID RUSH. Get information on the events and their formats.
** Back in 2017: 4-PERSON TEAM Category - 4-people all do the event together = same time. This is different from the relay as the whole "team" does all legs of the event.
:: SATURDAY SCHEDULE OF FUN
Activities begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday.
+ 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM the Deschutes Down River Double Trouble SUP RACE!
+ 1:00 PM the Deschutes Downriver RAPID RUSH SUP RACE!
+ Late registration and packet pick-up for R3. (2:00-6:00)
+ Trike Races (6:30ish)
+ BBQ to support Maupin School Athletics (4-6:00)
+ Pinata for the kids! 5:30
+ Widmer Beer Tasting at Maupin Market (4-6:00)
+ Rafting ALL DAY
+ LIVE MUSIC at Imperial (8:00ish)
:: FREE camping with us at the Maupin City Park (right next to the start/finish) - in the X-DOG Group Campsite!
:: Print a flier! Share with friends, put on business windows, and go like guerrilla marketing.
X-Dog Events and the Maupin community invite you to come and enjoy a special weekend of adventure, celebration, and fun for all. You may want to purge some endorphins and do the event, or sit on the river banks watching friends and family work up a lather (while you enjoy a cold one). There will be fun for all. Be sure to support those businesses which are helping bring you this event!
The event will feature a Grand Prix start where participants will run 1-mile to their bikes... then RIDE a 26-mile loop... then ROW/PADDLE 3-miles on the Deschutes (downstream)... then RUN 4-miles along the river banks... then ENJOY A FINISH PARTY! A real Central Oregon adventure!
DIVISIONS IN 2016:
SOLO - Awards given to male/female age group and overall winners.
PAIR (2-Person Team) - Awards to Men/Women/Mixed awards presented. PAIR/2-Person team: Two people complete the event (only one has to register). Each person must participate in a minimum of 2 activities.
OPEN RELAY (UP TO 5) - 4 PERSON RAFT INCLUDED IN ENTRY! - Awards for many categories (Men/Women/Mixed/Age Ranges) OPEN RELAY may have up to 5 people. ONLY ONE person needs to register for the team.
LEGS: 1-Mile Run, Bike, Paddle (can be 1-5 people in boat), RUN -- 4-Person Raft included!
NEW in 2016 (4-person TEAM) - 4 PERSON RAFT INCLUDED IN ENTRY! ALL TEAM MEMBERS COMPLETE ALL LEGS TOGETHER.
START/FINISH: The Imperial Hotel, Maupin (on the banks of the river!)
Grand Prix Start:
Participants will have about a 1-mile run to their bikes. Bikes will be staged and ready at the Imperial Hotel. A shuttle will take participants to the "START" and they will run back to their bikes.
The bike portion of the event starts and finishes at the Imperial. Riders will travel UP through Maupin and finishes riding along the banks of the Deschutes. Here is a link the the basic routing.
3.5 miles - From the Imperial to Blue Hole. Boats will be shuttled to the finish after completing the paddle/row section. The stretch of river is mild with one set of class 1-2 rapids. There will be assistants to help enter and exit the water, and there will be safety boats on the course. PFD's are required and provided for those who rent the boats as part of registration. A safety briefing will take place at the boat launch, just prior to shuttling to the start.
NEW: Teams may use up to 5 PEOPLE in a raft if they choose!
* We recommend an inflatable kayak. You can reserve one with your registration. If you reserve/rent a boat through the registration we will have it at the start, and pick it up at the finish for you.
* If you choose to use your own kayak, we highly recommend a having a spray skirt.
The 4-Mile run course starts at the boat finish. The route returns along the river (back upstream) to the Imperial. Participants will be able to have drop bags sent to the run/paddle transition. The run is on the rural road that follows the river.
FOOD and beverages (INCLUDING WIDMER BROS. BEER) will be waiting for you at the finish-line on the banks of the river. Random prizes will be given away and age group and overall awards.
PACKET PICK UP & LATE REGISTRATION:
PACKET PICK-UP: 2-6, Saturday (Sept. 19) at the park downtown Maupin. There will be many activities going on so be sure to come early and have some fun.
:: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN STAYING AT THE IMPERIAL HOTEL, YOU NEED TO CALL AND LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE WITH THE RIDE-ROW-RUN! Very few rooms remain! The Deschutes Motel is also a proud supporter, and not far from downtown!