The Canadian Paddle League is a virtual race series that fosters competition and comradery, while allowing everyone to paddle wherever they want, whenever they can.
How it works
- Step 1: Enter a race or sign up for the complete series.
- Step 2: Complete the appropriate course/distance at a time and location that works for you, during the race window.
- Step 3: Post your results along with a link to your GPS track (if possible).
- Step 4: Follow the live leaderboard, grab some prizes and spread the stoke.
Individual event results will earn points toward the overall season series ranking in each category. Separately for the SUP sprint series as well. Points are allocated based on your time relative to the leader, and scaled based on the credibility rank of your entry.
Q: What is the credibility rank?
A: You’ll get 1 star for posting results; 2 more for a GPS link; 1 more for a social media link; and 1 more for describing the conditions. A five-star credibility rating will earn you full points; a 1-star rating will earn you half points.
Example 1: The leader of each division, with a 5 star credibility rating, will earn 100 points.
Example 2: Someone who paddles at 75% of the leaders pace, with a 5 star credibility rating, will earn 75 points.
Example 3: If the leader has a 1 star credibility rating, they will earn 50 points.
All entrants will be eligible for a prize draw after each event. There will also be some special awards for things like ‘the best endurance paddle of the year’.
Q: Who can enter?
A: Anyone that paddles. Categories are set up for SUP, prone, kayak/surfski, outrigger. If you don’t/can’t paddle, there’s a run division in each event.
Q: Is it for Canadians only?
A: No! Bonus: There are no travel costs.
Q: How are results compared?
A: Each race is somewhat unique. Go check out the individual race pages for more details.
Q: When are results posted?
A: Each event leaderboard will be updated in real time on our website during the race window. Results will be finalized, and prizes awarded, after each race window closes. The season series leaderboard will also be updated in real time.
Q: What if I can’t provide a GPS link? Will I be disqualified?
A: Submit your time anyway. Honesty goes a long way! But, yeah, a GPS track adds mucho credibility. To be declared a category winner or to claim a prize, you’ll need a GPS link. There will also be a deduction to your season series points if you’re missing a GPS link.
Q: What’s the password to post my results?
A: Check your entry confirmation email from Eventbrite.
Q: Can I re-submit results?
A: Yes. Enter your results again, and we’ll keep your better time for the final ranking.
Q: What are the prizes?
A: Vaikobi gear and gift cards from Infinite Blue; paddling gear from Infinity SUP Canada; waterproof gear from Skog A Kust; 425 Pro gear; discounts from Hammer Nutrition; more incoming…
Q: Can I get a t-shirt?
A: Anyone that enters the full series before June 30th can add an optional race kit that will include a t-shirt and vinyl board/boat sticker (until sold out). We’ll mail those out by July.
Q: Are you accepting sponsors?
A: Yeah, the more swag the better 🙂
View cross-country ski series here.