cheSUPeake is proud to present the following races:

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Dam Bridge Challenge

Wrightsville, PA



When you race Dam Bridge Challenge, you help fund the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper.


All paddle crafts are invited to participate — from recreational canoes to SUPS to kayaks to outrigger. Choose from courses for all levels: a kids race (400 meters), and distances in 1mi, 3mi, and 10mi with age categories for juniors, overall, and masters! Spectators and racers will enjoy a festival atmosphere back on land with lunch, prizes and awards, and live music.  


Who Are the Riverkeepers?

Riverkeepers work to protect rivers by monitoring waterways to find and address sources of pollution. Riverkeepers monitor via patrol boat, logging thousands of nautical miles to protect clean water — measuring oxygen levels, temperature, and bacteria. In addition to testing water quality, the Riverkeeper organization investigates potential polluters, and will determine whether a person or party has violated the Clean Water Act. Typically, Riverkeeper finds opportunities for educating polluters—particularly if they did not recognize the harm in their actions—but for more severe cases, staff determines the appropriate legal action.


How does the work of the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper affect the Chesapeake Bay?

Over 90% of the Upper Chesapeake Bay’s freshwater comes from the Susquehanna, and it provides over 50% of the total volume of the Bay. Every day, the Susquehanna adds 22-25 billion gallons of water containing pollutants to Chesapeake Bay.


Fun Facts

The Susquehanna River Watershed is the largest watershed in the United States that drains into the Atlantic Ocean, and the largest east of the Mississippi.

Watershed Span

27,500 square miles in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland

43% of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s 64,000 square miles

46% of the state of Pennsylvania's 20,900 square miles

13% of New York's 6,300 square miles

300 square miles in Maryland

Help us preserve the health of this critical resource! 

Register here and save $5 with discount code: chesupeake5

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Bay Bridge Paddle

Annapolis, MD



SEPT 24 Outrigger and SUP Pro Led Race Clinics

SEPT 25 Race Day


Paddling the Chesapeake Bay waters is a thrilling experience especially when paddling under the iconic Bay Bridge from Sandy Point State Park, which gifts racers with a beautiful sandy beach. This popular race will bring together all levels of paddlers to share in a day of camaraderie and fellowship. Each race (1mi, 3mi & 9mi) will present a different experience and challenge, the bay’s shifting conditions add to the fun as racers can experience anything from flat water glides to gusty winds and unpredictable swell and tides from the wind and current. You've been training all summer for this. Time to put those miles and miles of training into action!


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*Chesupeake Point Series Members receive $5 off.

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Paddle racing makes its way to Baltimore's premiere waterfront location at Port Covington! SUP, outrigger, kayak and surf ski are invited to race 1m, 3m, and 8m distance courses designed to appeal to all levels of paddlers.

Our race festivities include a kickin after party at Nick's Fish House under their waterside tent with lunch, beverages, community, music, awards and cash prizes!

*Chesupeake Point Series Members receive $5 off.

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Round the River
Centreville, MD

CHESUPEAKE presents Round the River. Race courses for outrigger, surf ski, kayak, prone and SUP on the serene Corsica River from the beautiful campus of Gunston School.

OC, surfski kayaks race on an 8 mile long course, and SUPs choose from 5k and 10k with a spicy dash of buoy turns. Then bask in your after-race glow by kicking back with your paddle people at our kickin' after-party, hosted by our sponsor Pacifico Beer with live music, prize ceremony, and replenishment from Pura Vida Bowls & Java.

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*Chesupeake Point Series Members receive $5 off.