Rooster Rock Race




June 25, 2022



Registration: Register on PaddleGuru only (  Crews registered before Friday, June 24 will receive an extra raffle ticket per paddler.  All registrations must be received by 9pm on Friday, June 24.  No race day registration.  Payment accepted on PaddleGuru (additional credit card fee applies) or by cash/check (made out to MHCC) to be submitted on race day.

Registration fee:  (includes 1 raffle ticket, swag and insurance coverage)
         OC-6 - $40 per paddler + $6 PaddleGuru fee ($246 per canoe)
         Junior & Youth OC-6 - $20 per paddler + $6 PaddleGuru fee ($126 per canoe)
         Small boat/SUP included if racing in another race or $40 per paddler + $4 PaddleGuru fee if this is the only race

Race Day: Check in at registration table from 8:00-10:00am.  Check-in process will include confirming your crew name, confirming receipt of waivers for your crew, providing your boat number, and confirming/receiving payment.

Race Times: Mixed OC-6 Full Course - Approx. 9:00am
        Women’s OC-6 Full Course - Approx. 9:10am
        Men’s OC-6 Full Course - Approx. 11:00am
        Small Boat/OC-6/SUP Short Course - Approx. 1:00pm
Race Course:
Full course approx. 10.5 miles heading upriver for 4 miles, looping counter-clockwise around Phoca Island, head downriver for the last turn counter clockwise to head back towards the finish line.  Short course approx. 5 miles.  Actual race courses may change on race day pending wind and water conditions.

Post Race: Lunch will be available for purchase from a Portland local food cart, La Quebrada Taqueria. There will be awards ceremony, raffle, and 50/50 draw.  UPDATE: For those who travel more than 100 miles to attend our race, you will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of the three $50 gas cards donated by American Chimney & Masonry.

Insurance: Insurance is provided by Paddlesport Risk Management, LLC.  The race will follow PNWORCA race rules (  Individuals must complete the Event Waiver using link in order to enter the race (

Safety:  Six US coast guard approved PFDs, at least one working bailer and a whistle per boat.  All boats will be checked for safety equipment prior to racing.  Three safety boats will be on the course to assist, but are not responsible for paddlers, boats or equipment.  Please make sure your crews are comfortable with huli procedure.  All small boat and SUP paddlers must wear a PFD and have a leash.

Parking: Daily park entrance fee $5 at the gate.  Camping at the race site (sites C, D, and E) included in the daily fee on Friday and/or Saturday night.

Contact: Cara Lee, Race Director,

Rooster Rock State Park details:



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