Saturday, August 27, 2022

Red Bull Urban Portage

Paddle and Portage Race

Save the date for the ultimate adventure race, featuring a combination of paddling, running, and navigation! Target date: Saturday, August 27, 2022.

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Red Bull Urban Portage, in collaboration with the Loppet Foundation, offers both marathon and half marathon distance paddle and portage races on the Mississippi River. Race date is tentatively August 27, 2022.

The marathon distance includes approximately 18-19 miles of paddling and 7-8 miles of portaging. There is also the option to compete in a half marathon. The course may have some fun tweaks for 2022, but here is the 2021 course for reference: RBUP 2021.

Participants can compete solo or tandem.

Likely Race Categories from 2021:

  • Men’s Full Distance (solo or tandem)
  • Women’s Full Distance (solo or tandem)
  • Mixed Full Distance (tandem)
  • Men’s Half Distance (solo or tandem)
  • Women’s Half Distance (solo or tandem)
  • Mixed Half Distance (tandem)

Race Categories Defined:

  • Men’s Full Distance – one or two men in a single vessel (single kayak, or pair in a canoe) completing entire 26.2 mile course.
  • Women’s Full Distance – one or two women in a single vessel (single kayak, or pair in a canoe) completing entire 26.2 mile course.
  • Mixed Full Distance – one man and one woman in a single vessel completing entire 26.2 mile course.
  • Men’s Half Distance – one or two men in a single vessel (single kayak, or pair in a canoe) completing entire 13.1 mile course.
  • Women’s Half Distance – one or two women in a single vessel (single kayak, or pair in a canoe) completing entire 13.1 mile course.
  • Mixed Half Distance – one man and one woman in a single vessel completing entire 13.1 mile course.

All participants competing at Red Bull Urban Portage must be at least 18 years old.