Ruka SUP Weekend 1-3.7.2016 & Oulanka SUP Maraton 2.7.2016
Ruka SUP Weekend
Rautio Sports, one of Finlands largest windsurfing-, kiteboard and SUP importer, joins us from Kalajoki for the weekend to present its SUP boards and equipments (Red Paddleco, Starboard…)
Ruka-Kuusamo area is known for its pure, calm and as well wild waters. During the weekend we go on short SUP adventures on river, lake, and class I white water Käylänkoski. Our SUP headquater for the weekend is at Rukatonttu Hotel and Restaurant by the Lake Talvijärvi at the Ruka Ski resort. Meanwhile you can always find us on the lake or by the beach chilling.
Oulanka SUP Marathon 25 km
The main event is on Saturday and we go to Oulanka Nationalpark! You will paddle along the Oulanka river from below Kiutaköngäs to Jäkäläniemi. We will stand up paddle in the Oulanka Nationalpark 60th anniversary theme. There are three categories you can choose to paddle in: women or men race or a mixed adventure race category.
We recommend you to have semi-good physically fitness and to have some basics in stand up paddle boarding. Even if the route is suitable for families and beginners, as the river is a big highway of water with no white waters, just small narrower parts where water is floating a bit faster, the distance is 25 km and to manage it within a time limit, you need to be fit for it. There is one obligatory pit-stop along the route.
Participation fee is 100 € /person, including: transfers from Ruka Ski resort-start at Kiutaköngäs/final at Jäkäläniemi-Ruka, event setups, pit-stop, soup at final in Jäkäläniemi and evening program at Rukatonttu SUP Barbeque and Jam.
You do not need a license to participate, as you participate on your own risk and insurance. Minimum requirements for the race are: medium fitness, SUP board, paddle, leash, pdf (obligatory for the mixed adventure racers and recommendable for the womens/mens racers. You are allowed to carry own food and drink (non-alcoholic).
If you do not have own SUP equipment, you can ask us for more info!
Organizer: Outdoor Passion Finland