May 23rd – 25th, 2015
Join Rivers for Change on Sunday May 24th, 2015 for the third annual California 100! The 100-mile one-day paddling race on the Sacramento River begins under the Sundial Bridge in Redding and finishes near Chico. This moving water round the clock event is open to all paddle sport enthusiasts in sea kayaks, marathon canoes, surfskis, standup paddleboards, outriggers, prone paddleboards and anything else you can paddle.
The Sacramento River, California’s longest river, flows south from Mt. Shasta through Oak woodlands, rolling hills, and open plains with views of Mt. Lassen to the East and the Yollo Bolly Wilderness to the west. The wide river bed accommodates reliable flows from 4,000 up to 20,000 cfs and above, yet remains a well mannered giant due to the low gradient. The largest rapids are class II, though current can be swift. The mild climate, sweeping vistas, easy access points and reliable flow combine to make this a wonderful venue for paddle sport of all sorts, accommodating the experienced marathoner and the first timer as well.
- May 23rd – Mandatory Evening Safety Briefing
- May 24th – Race Day!
- May 25th – Awards Ceremony
Please email cal100 [at] riversforchange.org if you would like to volunteer at this event.