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Lakes Were Made for Races

By | 08/01/2014

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and its namesake, always-full lake, draw visitors year 'round. In addition to its inherent beauty- plenty come just to sit and stare- it offers hiking, biking, history, fishing, swimming, camping, exploring, waterfall viewing, sailing, waterskiing and boarding, wildlife viewing, and of course: running and paddling... sometimes for medals and bragging rights. For the particularly ambitious, two of Whiskeytown's races are taking place in one weekend! 

For the waterborne: the 2nd Annual California Paddle, September 20. This day of SUP fun invites all ages and abilities to paddle as fast as they can in several races and relays on Whiskeytown's beautiful waters. Choose from a 1 mile race, 3 mile race, 9 mile Powerhouse race, relay, or kids race, all setting out from the beloved Brandy Creek Beach. Paddlers ages 0-12 are free! Races are encouraged to come to town Friday and take advantage of special deals from WASSUP Board Sports, and wind down on Sunday with On Water Yoga. But you might be booked Sunday because you're also racing in...   

The 39th Annual Whiskeytown Relays, September 21! This 2 or 4 person run around the lake lends itself to lots of team camaraderie along with laughter and fun. Join in the historically great event and score a Technical T, lunch, lots of goodies, and, if you and your buddies are speedy enough, awards for the top 3 places in each category. The starting and finish lines are at Brandy Creek Marina, and the course takes advantage of Whiskeytown's classic good looks. Find your 3 fastest friends and register soon, the first 25 teams to sign up will be entered in a drawing for an all day rental of either a patio boat or a deck cruiser compliments of Oak Bottom Marina (valued at over $200). 

Two days, two ways to race, 1 beautiful location. Must be Redding!



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