Sandy River Showdown this weekend!

Brought to you by GoPro, Jackson Kayaks, Road ID and NRS we proudly present the SANDY RIVER SHOWDOWN!

Join us for a weekend of racing on the banks of the Mighty Sandy River!

On Saturday, April 30th 2011, we will host the “Dam Derby” downriver race from Brightwood to the old Marmot Dam site. Come race your kayak, whitewater canoe, cataraft or paddle raft as you take on the challenge of the Upper…See More

General Information

Come celebrate the natural beauty of the free-flowing, dam-free Sandy River! The Sandy River Showdown is a fun, grass-roots event created for ANYONE with a sense of adventure! You don’t need to be a class 5 boater or world class marathon runner to enjoy the festivities; class 3 river running skills and healthy appetite for exercise is all you need! Sign up today, meet your neighbors, make some new friends and get acquainted / reunited with your backyard watershed!

Saturday April 28, 2012


Important Locations

Marmot Dam Site Location (finish line day 1):
Registration/Start Location Day 1 (Sandy/Salmon River Confluence)

7:00am – locked gate at Marmot Dam site opens.

7:30-8:30am- We encourage all participants to set shuttle BEFORE driving to the put in. This way your dry clothes will be at the take out at the end of the race/

8:00am- on site registration opens across from BLM forest road 14 and E. Barlow Rd. (walking distance from start).

8:45am- Organizers meeting- safety safety set up

9:30am- Registration Closes.

9:35am- Racers Meeting

10:00am- First racer starts (1 minute intervals- 7 mile downriver race class II-III+)

11:30-1:00pm- Lunch is served- (deli sandwiches, soup, and Gatorade)

1:00pm- awards (end of day 1 event)

Sunday April 29th, 2012


Important Locations

Registration Location For Day 2:
Transition Area (boat / run) Finish line is at Pavilion “A”Each vehicle entering Oxbow Park must pay the $5 entry fee. (Cash, Credit only!) Please plan accordingly!

8:00am- On site registration opens- Dodge Park

8:45am- Organizers meeting- safety set up

9:30am- Registration closes

9:40am- Racers meeting

10:00am- First Racers starts biathalon (8 mile paddle- class I-II (III), 2.2 mile trail run in Oxbow*)

12:30-2:30pm- lunch is served- (Deli Sandwiches, Soup, Gatorade)

2:00pm- Biathalon course closes.

3:00pm- Exhibition SUP sprint race

4:00pm- awards, & raffle

*The Oxbow trail run has changed from what we did in 2011.  Check out the trail map here.

Registration specifics:


$25 / per competitor / day. Includes race bib, timing, insurance, lunch, clif bars and 1 ticket to the raffle. We will also have a portrait photographer on site to shoot ever participant at the finish line, and we will be giving away high res images for free to all participants who want them.

$10 student and Jr. discount for registration. Register online by Friday night and get 2 raffle tickets / registration. Must register individually by day online. This is a kayak, cataraft, & raft friendly event. Come out and support this event, and help raise money for the Sandy River Cleanup.

Additional raffle tickets $10. Raffles prizes to be announced soon!

Thanks to Jackson Kayak, Go ProHD, NRS, Road ID, Dave’s Killer Bread, Disabled American Veterans, American Canoe Association, Oregon Kayak & Canoe Club, and eNRG kayaking for making this event happen.

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