Due to COVID- 19, SUP Day is cancelled for 2020.

However, it will be back on
Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

ROTARY ISLAND PARK

The Chippewa County Community Foundation, in partnership with Bird’s Eye Outfitters and DTE Energy Foundation are excited to bring you the 4th annual Soo Ultimate Paddle (SUP) Day on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

SUP Day celebrates Sault Ste. Marie as an amazing playground for paddling and outdoor recreation.  Come join us for a day full of fun, competition and relaxation on Rotary Island in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  With so much to see and do in Sault Ste. Marie you will definitely want to spend your weekend taking in all that this area has to offer.

Events and Activities

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 Saturday, August 22, 2020 – Rotary Island, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Ample parking available at Aune Osborn park.

8:00 am  Michigan Canoe Races Association – MCRA C2 Race

Registration begins at 7 am on Rotary Island

  • $35 On-site Registration.
  • $1,000 purse

The Soo Ultimate Paddle (SUP) Day committee is excited to again partner with Michigan Canoe Racing Association (MCRA). While racing, you have the excitement of seeing the Great Lakes lake freighters up close and personal. You will enjoy all the beauty that the upper peninsula has to offer while racing down the St. Mary’s River.

9:00 am Bird’s Eye Outfitters Mimosa Breakfast & Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga (by donation)

Breakfast & Mimosas + Two Yoga Sessions

  • Cost: $25

Breakfast and Mimosas from 9:00 am to 11:00 am under the Marchetti’s Beverage Tent.

  • Break & Yoga: 9am – 11am 
  • Two 45-minute Yoga sessions
  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am
  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Bring your paddle board (a limited number of paddle boards will be available on a first come – come first bases.) and join us for yoga on the St. Mary’s River. If stand-up paddle board yoga is not exactly your thing, bring your yoga mat and join in along the shoreline (Fair and full disclosure – there is goose poop) 

10:30 am Chain of Island Race

Registration begins at 9:00 am

  • Race time: 10:30 from Rotary Island
  • $30 on-site registration includes t-shirt, refreshments, medal and ceremony)

This four-mile racecourse takes paddlers on a beautiful scenic tour through a chain of four islands and back to Rotary Island.  You never know what wildlife you will see along your way!  This is a competitive race with several classes (youth 14 – 17, adult 18 – 49, masters 50+, male/female) in both Stand-up Paddle Boards and Kayaks. 

11:00 am – 4:00 pm SUP EVENTS

Rotary Island

  • Mary’s River Float
  • Canoe Battleship
  • Beast Jousting
  • Large Voyageur Canoe Rides
  • Other kid events – fling a frog, crafts, etc
  • Music throughout day
  • Food vendors
  • Marchetti’s Beer and Beverage Tent

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  St. Mary’s River Scanvenger Hunt

Registration begins 9am

  • $25 participation fee
  • First 50 people can reserve tubes/life jacket for free

Think you know the St. Mary’s River? 

Twenty plus challenges. Two hours. One epic adventure. Your team will solve puzzles, complete challenges, and explore the chain of islands in the St. Mary’s River.  Sign up as an individual or a team of two.  Registration starts at 9:00 am on Rotary Island.  Scavenger hunt 12:00 – 2:00 pm

You can use any non-motorized (canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, paddle boat, etc) vessel.  All participants must have an approved lifejacket. Limited life jackets available.  First 50 people can reserve a Tubepro river tube and life jacket when registering. 

    2pm – 3pm Talley results and award winners

    Prizes for the winners (and a new love of the St. Mary’s River)! 

    1:30 pm Michigan Canoe Races Association – MCRA C1 Race

    Registration 7:00 am - noon

    • $15 On-site registration ($30 with Dinner)
    • Race time: 1:30 – 2:30
    • $500 Purse

    The Soo Ultimate Paddle (SUP) Day committee is excited to again partner with Michigan Canoe Racing Association (MCRA). While racing, you have the excitement of seeing the Great Lakes lake freighters up close and personal. You will enjoy all the beauty that the upper peninsula has to offer while racing down the St. Mary’s River.

    3:00 pm “Soolebrity” Four Person River Relay

    Registration starts at noon

    • $25/person
    • Races: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • teams of 4 relay race
    • Fun – non-competitive race

    You DEFINETLY want to get a team of four together and challenge your friends in the inaugural “Soolebrity” Four-Person River Relay. There will be prizes, but the best prize of all will be the bragging rights. 

    What is a river relay you ask?

    This is how it works.  Your team of four will be provided with “something that floats” and each of you will take one leg of the race.  Don’t worry, we won’t be sending you on a long paddle since you will be using unconventional “paddling techniques”.   Is this a little vague?  Yup.  We don’t want to give it all away.  When done, you can enjoy a well-deserved beverage with your teammates in the Marchetti’s Beverage Tent.

    Thank you to all of our sponsors that help make SUP Day possible!

    Voyageur Island Sponsors

    Stand-Up Paddle Board Sponsors

    Canoe Sponsors

    Paddle Sponsors

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