Stand Up Paddleboard

Stand Up Paddleboard




Hosted By:                         

Supported By: 



 Randi Hitchcock, (719) 216-2183,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 Commissioner since 2015



Competition Site: Prospect Lake, Memorial Park, 501 Prospect Lake., Colorado Springs

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Competition Dates: Saturday, July 28


Participant Entry Fees and Deadlines:
Online Registration (July 25): $15 for the first event; $10 per additional event

Day of Registration (On-Site): $18 for the first event; $12 per additional event



Military Support Program:  The Military Support Program has been created to allow active duty and retired service members, their spouses and dependents to participate in the Rocky Mountain State Games at up to a 50% discount off the normal registration fees. For Military Registration Assistance applications and more information, visit the Military Support Program webpage. 


Youth (ages 8-17)
Beginner (Adult 18+)
Intermediate (Adult 18+)
Pro (Adult 18+)
Same SUP Challenge
Obstacle Race


Note: Age determination date is July 28, 2018.


Competition Rules and Format: 
Event #1 - Same SUP Challege: Beginner and Intermediate competition will be run as a "same SUP" challenge, meaning all competitors will race on the same type of board and will be ranked by fastest times in their heat. NO PERSONAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED; ALL EQUIPMENT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR EACH COMPETITOR including a board, paddle and personal flotation device (PFD) will be provided for each competitor.  For the Pro division, personal equipment is accepted for the race but not required. Pro racers are required to wear a PFD. Course: Beginner course - .25 mile; Intermediate course - .5 mile; Pro course - 1.75 miles. Buoys will serve as the course route markers. Racers make their way around 3-4 buoys (one lap) and compete for the fastest times amongst all heats in men's and women's categories. Note: Maximum weight limit on provided boards is 275lbs. 

All races will start on a "ready, set, go" call while on the board in the water behind the first buoy. While standing, racers will paddle in a clockwise direction around the buoys until the lap(s) are complete. Racers are encouraged to watch out for other racers to avoid any contact of SUP boards. If you are responsible for making another racer fall, you will be disqualified. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd is determined on the position of the nose of the board and the time when it crosses the finish line. Male and female youth athletes will be combined and awarded medals in one division.



Event #2 - Obstacle Race: Athletes will begin in a prone paddle position and "swim" out to get their actual the paddle then will complete a pivot turn (basic instructions will be given if needed) to paddle around three buoys, pick up items in the water with your paddle for points, "shoot" a ball into a goal, paddle under a SUP limbo bar, then race back to the start. 


Rocky Mountain State Games and RMSG Commissioners reserve the right to cancel, combine divisions or close registration based on number of registrations, at their discretion. 


Dress Code: Recommended attire includes swim-trunks for men and swimsuit underneath board shorts or yoga leggings for women and a quick dry top for men and women for the race. It is also advised to bring a warm pull-over layer for use after the event.  Water shoes are optional. Water bottles with a carabineer that can be attached to your board are suggested. 


*The RMSG has a NO REFUND policy. Click Here for details on eligibility, inclement weather, refunds, etc.


Competition Schedule (tentative and subject to change):
Saturday, July 28
9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. - UpaDowna SUP Social/On-Site Registration 
11:30-12:30 p.m. - Obstacle Race Events Begin/Awards to follow

1:00 p.m. - Same SUP Racing Events Begin/Awards to follow