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Isthmus Paddle and Portage
June 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Save the date for the 40th annual Isthmus Paddle & Portage! Register now and join us for Madison’s most unique race.
Isthmus is proud to host over 900 participants from across the country. Competitors of all strokes of life brave the lakes and set to the streets: professional racers, amateur paddlers, parents, children, and everyone in between.
The race begins at James Madison Park with a one-mile paddle on Lake Mendota, followed by a one-mile portage past the Capitol and Dane County Farmers’ Market, before heading to the final 2.5-mile paddle across Lake Monona and the finish line at Olbrich Park.
Racers and spectators are invited to enjoy musical entertainment by DJ Mike Carlson, delicious food, refreshing craft brews and an awards ceremony at Olbrich Park for the post race party and annual costume contest.
For more information, visit paddleandportage.com.
• Registration (March 8-31): $40 per paddler
• Registration (April 1-June 10): $50 per paddler
• Day of/Friday bib pick-up registration (June 14 & 15): $65 per paddler
• Online registration will close Sunday, June 9, at midnight.