Skyline SUP Series at North Ave Beach

Racers, you can view official 2013 results at the paddleguru website here.
(Navigate to the results tab and select your race)



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A day of stand up paddle races, clinics and beach party fun.

07.21.2013 11am-7pm @ North Ave Beach

11am to 12pm .......... Race Registration and Staging
11am to 11:45am .......... Clinic 1: Race Techniques
12pm to 1pm .......... Clinic 2: Intro to SUP
12:15pm to 1:45pm .......... Race 1: 3 Mile Recreational Class
1pm to 2pm .......... Clinic 3: SUP Pilates
2pm to 3pm .......... Clinic 4: SUP Fitness
2:15pm to 4:00pm .......... Race 2: 6 Mile Elite Class
3pm to 4pm .......... Clinic 5: SUP Yoga
4:15pm to 6pm .......... Race 3: Team Challenge
6pm to 7pm .......... Winners Circle Celebrations

From seasoned SUP race pros to start up paddlers looking for a good challenge, we have a race for you. Every race has a cash purse for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners which is split up by gender and board class. Registration is open until the day of the event. Pre-registration closes on Thur, July 18th. All pre-registered racers will take home an SUP prize pack including a limited edition Skyline SUP rash guard.

Skyline SUP Race 1 Map

Race 1: Recreational Class

Distance: 3 Mile

Time: 12:15 pm launch - 1:45 pm last finish

Craft: single class 12’6” and under

Purse: $1000 total (see reg page for detail)

Entry: $50 pre 7-18 - $65 post 7-18

The perfect race to get into SUP racing. This 3-mile race starts at the beach, circles around for 3 laps then ends back at the beach with a running finish. Open to all skill levels and requires an SUP 12'6" and under. WPA members qualify for points.

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Skyline SUP Race 2 Map

Race 2: WPA Elite Class

Distance: 6 Mile

Time: 2:15 pm launch - 4 pm last finish

Craft: 12'6" and 14'0"

Purse: $2000 total (see reg page for detail)

Entry: $50 pre 7-18 - $65 post 7-18

In this challenging test of speed and endurance, racers will navigate 6 miles in 6 laps around the 1 mile course. This race will qualify for WPA regional points for the Great Lakes region. Advanced paddlers only. Three race classes: 12'6", 14' and unlimited SUPs.

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Skyline SUP Race 3 Map

Race 3: Team Relay Challenge

Distance: 1.5 Mile

Time: 4:15 pm launch - 6 pm last finish

Craft: single class - open

Purse: Gear Prizes

Entry: $30 pre 7-18 - $45 post 7-18

Teams of three take to the water in this 1.5 mile team relay. Racers will start from land, complete a half mile lap around the triangle course, then relay back and repeat. Three team members battle to the finish in 1.5 miles total. Entry is per team of three.

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In addition to the races, a series of free clinics will be taking place. You'll find a wide range of knowledge sharing sessions for all rider types from beginner sessions to advanced race technique sessions. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot early to participate.

SUP Race Techniques - Skyline SUP Pilaites

SUP Race Techniques

45 mins -- 11am

Starboard SUP racer, Matt Lennert, will guide you in this challenging clinic to become a SUP racing pro in no time. This SUP race technique class will cover intermediate to advanced turning, paddle and endurance techniques. Sign up to learn techniques, then race in the 12:15pm Recreational race!

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Intro To Stand Up Paddle Boarding Clinic - Skyline SUP Series

Intro to SUP

45 mins -- 12pm

The team at Kayak Chicago covers everything you need to get started with Stand Up Paddle boarding. This beginner class includes an overview on the gear you'll need, finding the correct size board and paddle and getting out on the water. Board, leash and PFD will be provided for all participants.

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Intro To Stand Up Paddle Boarding Clinic - Skyline SUP Pilaites

Intro SUP Pilates

45 mins -- 1pm

Stay limber and fit like never before by practicing pilates on open water. This entry level course with Chicago SUP instructor, Eme Cole, will introduce you to basic pilates and how you can take your exercise outside on to the open water. Board, leash and PFD will be provided for all participants.

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Intro To Stand Up Paddle Yoga - Skyline SUP Series

Chicago SUP's SUPFit

45 mins -- 2pm

Voted "Best of 2012" by Chicago Magazine. David Hardin of DHfit, combines a unique blend of Boot Camp and cross-fit style exercises with a program specifically tailored for paddle boarding, David aims to help participants reach their fitness goals in a fun and unique way.

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Intro To Stand Up Paddle Yoga - Skyline SUP Series

Intro SUP Yoga

45 mins -- 3pm

The paddle board makes for a perfect yoga mat, it's wide, stable and challenging – yet suitable for all levels. Try out our intro to SUP Yoga with certified yoga instructor, Mary Lou Cerami and find a unique and fun way to get in shape. Beginners welcome.

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Looking to register to find out where you placed in the 3-mile or 6-mile races? Use this button to view results on paddleguru.com's website then click the 'results' tab and select your race.

View Race Results at paddleguru.com
Alliance For The Great Lakes

All proceeds of the 2013 Skyline SUP Series will go to benefit the Alliance for the Great Lakes. The Alliance is a Chicago based charity that strives to keep our lakes clean. Since 1970, their mission is to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is the oldest independent Great Lakes organization in North America. They have received Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Join us in giving back to a great foundation that helps support our sport with their action.

On beach raffle tickets will be available at the beach on the day of the event. 3 tickets for $5 with no limit on how many you want to buy. The winners will be announced during the winner's circle celebration that will begin at 6pm. Winners must be present to claim prize.

On Beach Raffle

The event will take place at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, IL. The beach is located in Lincoln Park at 1600 N. Lake Shore Drive (North Ave. & Lake Michigan). Main parking is available in the North Ave Beach lot just east of Lake Shore Drive.

You can find parking rates at the City of Chicago's website. Alternate parking is available in a lot at Stockholm and La Salle Drive, west of the softball fields just west of Lake Shore Drive.

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