Get ready for a thrilling day on the waters of Puget Sound at the 2016 Round the Rock SUP Race - the largest stand up paddle boarding event in the Pacific Northwest. On Saturday, September 17, racers will gather at Newcastle Park in Bellevue to compete for a $10,000 cash prize. The 13-mile course runs around Mercer Island, and features unique "Sweep or Weep" format in which various board length classes try to steal the purse from those on longer boards. You can expect plenty of excitement at the finish line! In addition to the main competition, the Round the Rock SUP Race also includes a 3.5-mile multi-lap race right off the shore - so that spectators at Newcastle Beach can watch all the fun. There will also be two races for the younger set, ages 7-14. Here's the schedule of events:
- 7 AM: Check-in begins
- 8:30 AM: Mandatory racers meeting for 13-mile race
- 9 AM: Round the Rock Race begins!
- 12:30 PM:Kids races
- 1 PM: 3.5-mile race
- 3 PM:Awards ceremony
All proceeds benefit Athletes for Cancer, and you can register now for the race online or at the event on the morning of the 17th. Stay nearby at our luxury hotel, and treat yourself to a race well run. Enjoy a perfect location for exploring Kirkland, WA events - and indulge in stylish accommodations, exceptional dining, and amazing services. Book your reservations today!