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Paddle and Portage

Sat June 18, 2022 Madison, WI 53703 US Directions


If You're In It to WIN IT!

COMPETITIVE: Paddle & Portage Events

9:30AM CDT
🏆 Timed Competitive Events 🏆
If You're In It for FUN!

MASS START/UNTIMED: Paddle & Portage Events

9:30AM CDT
🎉 Untimed/Mass Start Events 🎉


Tenney Beach 1300 Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI US 53703


2023 Update


We regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision not to hold the Paddle and Portage event. While we understand that this news will come as a disappointment, we want to assure you that we did not come to this decision lightly.

After reviewing participation numbers and associated costs, we believe that it would not be feasible to host the event this year. We would like to express our gratitude to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors who have enjoyed and given their time and resources for the success of this event.

So, while it is bittersweet to say goodbye to something that has been in the fabric of Madison for over 40 years, we find comfort in the memories, stories and history that have surround the Paddle and Portage event in Madison.

One of the craziest races you'll experience! Join fellow paddlers and runners in one of the longest standing events in Madison. The event starts at Tenney Beach with a paddle in Lake Mendota. Participants then portage across the Isthmus through Tenney Park to the Yahara River. Once at the Yahara, it is a down river paddle to Lake Monona and ultimately the finish at Olbrich Park. Whether you are in it to win it or you are here for the party, there is something for everyone!

Race Perks

Enjoy these race perks! 

  • 2022 Race T-Shirt
  • Post-Race Beverage (beer or soda)
  • Food Voucher
  • Food Carts On-Site 

Race Contact Info

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