Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 – 5:30pm-8:00pm

Paddlers Cup Kick-Off Party – Swing Dancing at the Club


Hosted by Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Racing Team and Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission.

(The Club @ the Gig Harbor Marina and Boatyard – next door to Skansie Park!)

Join us Friday 5:30 – 8 PM for a kick-off party at The Club @ The Boatyard Marina featuring swing dancing.  Food and beverages will be available.  And don’t forget to check-in for your races, pick up your event shirt, and skip the lines on race day!

Late registration for Cross Narrows Challenge, Inner Harbor Races, and Dragon Boat Races will be open.


Cross Narrows Challenge and Inner Harbor Race Day (Skansie Brothers Park)


6:30 – 7:30am Cross Narrows Challenge On-Site Registration Open
7:00am Safety Boat Drivers Meet with Marine Patrol (dock)
7:15am Cross Narrows Challenge Pre-Race Meeting
7:30am National Anthem
8:00am Cross Narrows Challenge Begins
9:15 – 10:15am Inner Harbor Race Registration Open
10:15am Cross Narrows Awards Presentation
10:30am Pre-Race Meeting Inner HarborDistance Race
11:00am Inner Harbor Distance Races Begin:      10K (4 laps) and 5 K (2 laps)
12:30pm Lunch
1:15pm Pre-Race Meeting Sprint Knock Off Races
1:30pm Sprint Knock Off Races Begin
3:30pm Inner Harbor Distance and Knock Off Sprint Race Awards Presentation

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

Dragon Boat Race Day (Skansie Brothers Park)

Tentative Schedule:

8:00am – 12:00pm Dragon Boat Training
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm (tentative) Dragon Boat Races
3:30pm Dragon Boat Awards Presentation