100 Day Countdown: The $50,000 Payette River Games

 
Brittany Parker

Today marks the 100 day countdown to one of the biggest/richest/funnest races of the year: The Payette River Games.

Held in the last-place-you-would-imagine-as-a-SUP-mecca – Cascade, Idaho – the PRGs are part SUP race, part lumberjack tournament and part festival on the river in a beautiful, mountainous countryside. This is one of the most truly unique events on the SUP calendar. It’s also probably the funnest…

The record-setting $50,000 prize purse (70% higher than the world’s next richest event) will return once more, and the 2015 Payette River Games will see a slew of upgrades as well.

There’s the new take on the courses thanks to Dan Gavere, an expected spike in the number of elite paddlers (can Fernando Stalla and Candice Appleby repeat their heroics from 2014?), everyone’s favourite race: Beach Flags, and an even greater focus on stand up paddling (last year the event was split between SUP and kayak – this year it’s all stand up).

All in all we’re set for a massive few days in Idaho this summer.

You can check out the teaser clip below for a taste of what’s to come, then head on over to the very slick PayetteRiverGames.com to register for the fun.