Friday, June 1, 2012

Chicago Race Schedule

Chicago is going to be blowing up with SUP events this summer.  Whether you've never paddled before or you're an elite racer, we've got you covered.  Save these dates to get out on Lake Michigan and experience paddling one of the most beautiful skylines in the world.

Standup World Series - June 30-July 2nd
North Avenue Beach
I blogged about this one already... This will be a rare opportunity to sidle up to some of the top pros in Stand Up.  All the big companies will be sending their top racers, so get ready to be awed.  I've asked before, in what other sport can you get on the playing field right next to the top pros?  None that I can think of.  This is an event not to miss.

Chicago SUP YACS Classic - July 29th
Montrose Beach
This race benefits young adult cancer survivors.  Great cause... enough said.  I'm there.
Chicago SUP YACS

Leone Beach
That's right... the Windy City Waterman-sponsored race gets all caps (blogger's prerogative).  This is THE event of the summer, kids.  My friends at Windward Boardshop and I have teamed up with the Chicago Shoreline Marathon, one of the most prestigious surfski and OC- events in the world.  We're bringing racers from all walks of the paddle-world together to battle it out on the open water of Lake Michigan.  But don't worry... if you're not ready for the grueling 8-mile, 2-beach race, there will be a fun recreational race, demos on the beach, great food and lots of fun activities for all.  I hope to see you there!

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