California 100 (2013 – 2016)
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. Working with a number of other organizations and many dedicated volunteers, racers paddled 100 miles straight, from Redding, California to Chico, California. It was epic!
In the four years we produced the race we made so many great friends, met so many awesome paddlers and introduced hundreds of new paddlers to the Sacramento River.
California 100 racers spent a combined 3,625.25 hours paddling 27,287 river miles on the Sac River. 27,287 miles!
Thank you to all the racers, sponsors, and volunteers who made this event such a success for us! Go here to view photos and blogs from the 2013-2016 California 100.
Rivers for Change has passed the event onto the California River Quest. Inspired by Rivers for Change’s California 100, the Yukon River Quest and other paddle events, an intrepid team of West Coast paddlers created the California River Quest to provide opportunities for people to play on rivers as they prepare for their Quest on the Sacramento River – 25-mile Challenge Quest, 50-mile Ultra-Marathon Quest, 100-mile Endurance Quest or Speed Quest sprint races.
River To Reel (2012 – 2017)
For six year, RFC hosted the River to Reel with the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in Nevada City, California. The event helped kick off the Wild and Scenic Film Festival each year and gave participants an opportunity to paddle and learn about the Yuba Watershed with SYRCL’s River Science team. Check out a recap from a past River to Reel.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, On Tour (2016)
In 2016 Rivers For Change hosted a tour stop for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Spanning continents and coasts, this program was filled with breathtaking scenery, inspiring stories, and courageous conservationists. An evening of rivers, mountains, and wild landscapes that instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world in all of us. View Facebook photos from the evening here.