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Live racer update times will be available here online throughout race day, June 11th, 2016:

1 day, 100 miles down the Sacramento River
June 10-12, 2016
Redding to Chico, CA

Registration is Open for the 2016 Cal 100! Registration closes June 4th at midnight!

Want to volunteer? Safety Boat? Lend us a hand! email:

Get you tickets for the BBQ and Awards: Open to the public and support team (but if you’re not a racer or volunteer) you’ll need to get a ticket here! Join in the celebration with food, music, and a silent auction benefiting Rivers for Change

Join the river cleanup post awards! Bring your boat or reserve one in ours and help give back to the Sacramento River!

The Cal100 is an amazing one day paddling adventure down the beautiful Sacramento River.  Tackle the 100 miles between Redding and Chico as a solo paddler, or do the four legs with a relay team.  New for 2016 is an approximately 25 mile (Leg 1) and 50 mile (Leg 1 & 2) event.

See snow capped mountains as you head down river through oak forests, open plains, and lava flows.  Bald eagles and osprey soar overhead and otter pause their hunt for fish to watch you paddle by.  The swift moving river will keep you focused with many riffles, and a few class 1 & 2 rapids to speed you down to Chico.  We promise it is an experience you’ll always remember.


Crafts and Classes

Kayaks, Canoes and Paddleboards are all welcome to participate, and you can enter as solo, double or open (you choose). You (and your team) and your craft must be competent in moving water.

Sign up for the adventure class if going the distance is your goal. All finishers will receive a medal to celebrate their accomplishment.

Sign up for the competitive class if you are an experienced racer or using a racing craft. Medals will be awarded for all divisions with at least three participants.

Going 25, 50 or 100 miles alone? Register here

Sharing 100 miles of fun? Get a $20 discount for relay teams! Get relay information here

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Cal100 Trainings:

Saturday, March 5, 2016, Oakland in the Alameda Estuary. Distance preparedness.

Saturday, April 2, 2016, Lake Natoma, Willow Creek Access. A great forward stroke.

Register! Saturday, May 14, 2016, Redding, Sacramento River. Navigating dynamic water.

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Need a Kayak For the Big Race? Go Here:

Need a great deal on a hotel room during your stay in Redding? Red Lion Hotel is giving Cal 100 racers and volunteers a significant DISCOUNT: Cal 100 hotel discount

Thanks to our Partners!

Latest Press: 

Jan 7, 2016: The Cal 100 just received an honorable mention in Cali Paddler’s Bucket list of California’s best places to paddle!

Please email cal100 [at] if you would like to volunteer at this event.