Paddleboard Race

Unfortunately we had to cancel this event for 2021!

The 9th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Paddling Race will be held Saturday, September 11th from 10:00 am - 12:00 am at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park in Franklin County, Virginia. Awards on-site after race. If you like to SUP, Surfski or RowShell, you need to come and try this 2.5, 5, or 7.5 mile course on Smith Mountain Lake. Mountain 2 Island Paddleboards, Kayaks & Boat Rentals will be available to rent SUPs for racers who may prefer a different board. The category specific running start begins on the sandy community park beach. Racers will paddle to and around a small island for a route approximately 2.5, 5, and 7.5 miles in length. Surfski's and Row Shells will paddle 5 or 7.5 miles. The race begins at 10:00am. Same-day registration begins at 8:30am. $30.00 pre-pay/registration or $40.00 same-day pay/registration. Please pay with cash or check. All pre-registered participants receive a shirt. Awards will be given on-site following the race.


To get more information about the race and to register, please visit the PaddleGuru website.