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! Join the fun: Saturday, August 27, 2022. Note that registration is through Red Bull’s website and registration portal: Red Bull Website

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Red Bull Urban Portage is a collaboration between Red Bull and the Loppet Foundation to offer both marathon and half marathon distance paddle and portage races on the Mississippi River.

The marathon distance includes approximately 18-19 miles of paddling and 7-8 miles of portaging. And the Half Marathon is approximately 3.8mi portaging and 8.4mi paddling. See the 2022 map here. Please note courses may change per governing agencies and course conditions.

For a detailed description, rules and more, see the 2022 Red Bull Urban Portage Participant Guide

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.