The California 100 has a new host!

Rivers for Change is excited to announce that our longtime friends and partner the Sacramento River Preservation Trust is taking over the hosting of the California 100 in 2017.

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Registration is currently open. The race will occur over Memorial Day weekend and will include 25, 50, and 100 mile options. You can register and find all the info at

Rivers for Change produced the inaugural California 100 in 2013. It was the first ultra marathon paddle race on the West Coast and helped spotlight an incredible paddling resource in California: the Sacramento River.

In 2017, after four runnings of the California 100, Rivers for Change passed the event to the local river organization, the Sacramento River Preservation Trust. The Trust’s mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Sacramento River while supporting ecologically sound farming practices within the Sacramento River Watershed.

Over the last four years California 100 racers spent 3,625.25 hours paddling 27,287 river miles on the Sac River.  27,287 miles!

We’ve enjoyed connecting paddlers to the magnificent Sac River and believe that the Sacramento River Preservation Trust, as the local organization working on the river is best suited to host this event. Their investment in the watershed and local communities insures that they and will do an incredible job hosting the race and keeping the Cal 100 story going.

RFC will focus more on education & increasing Source to Sea Literacy, but will continue holding on-water events like community paddles, training paddles and river cleanups.  We look forward to continuing to connect with you on and off the river!  Stay involved by signing up for our newsletter & by following us on facebook & instragram.

Thank you to all the racers, sponsors, and volunteers who made this event such a success for us. We hope you will continue to support the California 100 as well as Rivers for Change.

Paddles Up!

Click here to view photos from the 2013-2016 California 100.