Welcome to the 2013 Round the Rock!
Northwest Paddle Surfers organize the largest SUP event in the Pacific Northwest. The main event is a 13 mile race around Mercer Island, located on Lake Washington between Seattle and Bellevue. Test your speed against some of the top paddlers on the planet. All paddlers in the 13 mile race will be competing for $10,000 in prize money in the unique “Sweep or Weep” format in which various board length classes try to steal the purse from those on longer boards. This makes for some exciting finishes! Also, this is an Officially Sanctioned National Event by The Word Paddle Association, so all members receive points in the worldwide scoring system. See how you stack up against the best!
Additionally, the 3-1/2 mile race follows the shoreline of Seward Park. It is spectator friendly as fans can follow the action along a bike path! The Kids Race for ages 7 to 14 is always fun. It will be expanded this year for the serious little charger but still a great and safe time for the new little paddlers.
This year will once again feature a Team Relay Race! Teams of four with at least one female shall complete 1 mile laps for each member.
Do not forget the Expo with manufacturers and retailers displaying the latest products with FREE demos for the public!
Food and live music will be available for all to enjoy as well. There will also be a raffle for amazing prizes.
The 2013 Round the Rock is a non-profit event and all net proceeds go to Athletes for Cancer. This terrific organization offers adventure-based experiences such as surfing, outrigger canoeing, standup paddling, skiing and snowboarding, to young cancer survivors as channels of healing, achievement and life-renewal that treat the mind, body, and soul.