Here are the highlights of the plans for this year's event.
The eligible craft are as follows:
Rowing: Sliding-seat (8+, 4+, 4-, 2-, 4x, 2x, 1x), both flat water and open water designs.
Paddling: Kayaks (both ocean and flat water); surfskis; canoes; 1, 2, and 6-person outrigger canoes; and, for the half marathon only, stand-up paddleboards.
Entry: Register at RegattaCentral.com
All participants must READ and SIGN a waiver (standard USRowing language).
Fees prior to Aug 24: $25, $35, $55, $75, and $95 for 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 person boats, respectively. Fees for late registrants (Aug 27 to Sept 2) are $35, $50, $75, $100, & $120, respectively.
There is limited trailer space. Trailer spots will be reserved in order they are requested—Email: PetalumaRiverMarathon@gmail.com. Please indicate if you anticipate having space on your trailer for other boats.
THERE WILL BE LIMITED ON RIVER SUPPORT. All participants must be fit and capable of steering a good course and have the experience to safely handle any unexpected problems. First-time
participants are strongly advised NOT to attempt the full marathon unless they, including ALL
members of the crew, have completed at least one training outing at that distance in less than 4.5
hours. Similarly, SUP entants must be able to paddle 13 miles in less then 3.5 hours.