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Cash Prizes and Raffles

13-Mile Race – $10,000 in prize money

Learn about free race entry – Click here and start fundraising today!

This year we will award $10,000 in prize money to racers who win the 13-mile competition around Mercer Island. Unique to this race will be the return of the “Sweep or “Weep” format:

“Sweep or Weep” – In addition, to prize money for the Overall winner – MEN and Overall winner – WOMEN, the top three finishers in each board class (Unlimited, 14’ and 12’6”/under) will compete for cash prizes. If a top racer in a shorter class finishes ahead of a top three finisher in an upper class, that racer wins their purse PLUS the longer division purse for that place. For instance, if a stock class winner finishes ahead of the second place 14 class finisher, the stock rider wins the stock prize and the second place prize for the 14-foot class. The second place 14-foot finisher receives third place prize money! “Sweep or Weep” also applies to women’s division and board class beating the men’s division and board class.

*In order to sweep a class above you, there must be a competitor in that class to beat.

3.5-Mile Race – $2500 in prize money

*Learn about Free 3.5 Mile Race entry – By raising $275 in funds for the Hirshberg Pancreatic Foundation, paddlers can get free race entry and win prizes listed at the beginning of this page.

This year we will award over $2,500 in prize money to racers who win the 3.5-mile competition, under the same “Sweep or Weep” format.

We will award prize money for the overall winner – MEN and overall winner – WOMEN, in addition to the prize money awarded to the top three finishers in each board class (14’ and 12’6”/under), Men and Women. If a top racer in a shorter class finishes ahead of a top three finisher in an upper class, that racer wins their purse PLUS the longer division purse for that place. For instance, if a stock class winner finishes ahead of the second place 14 class finisher, the stock rider wins the stock prize and the second place prize for the 14-foot class. The second place 14-foot finisher receives third place prize money! “Sweep or Weep” also applies to women’s division and board class beating the men’s division and board class.

*Prize money does not apply to any board longer than 14’ in the 3.5-mile race.

*In order to sweep a class above you, there must be a competitor in that class to beat.

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Kids Race – Raffle for Race board and Race paddle

We love our kids! And this race is fun to watch! Young paddlers aged seven to 14 will be awarded for their participation in our Kids Race. Race finishers will be entered into a raffle for an 11-foot Youth Race board and all Carbon Race Paddle by Riviera Paddlesurf!

*Kids can also raise money for the Foundation to win the same prizes as adults paddlers! Note that due to age restrictions, parents and guardians will need to create fundraising pages for young participants.