Avon to host stand-up paddleboarding races at Nottingham Lake

The town of Avon, alongside Stand Up Paddle Colorado, will host a number of stand-up paddle races on Lake Nottingham on Sunday.
City of Avon / Courtesy photo

The town of Avon, alongside Stand Up Paddle Colorado, will host a number of stand-up paddle races on Lake Nottingham on Sunday. There will be both a team squatch race and an individual race. These races are part of several aquatic competitions during the city’s late-summer festivities, which last all weekend..

For either race, competitors can bring their own equipment or rent what they need from Stand Up Paddle Colorado in Nottingham Beach.

Individual race

The individual race will start at around 1 p.m. on Nottingham Beach and will require individual paddlers to run on a star shaped course.

Athletes will compete in four categories:

  • Adult hard board
  • Adult inflatable board
  • Teens from 12 to 14 years old rigid and inflatable board
  • Rigid and inflatable board for children 11 and under

Entrance fees are $ 20 for adults and $ 5 for teens and children. The City of Avon offers prizes for first, second and third place in each category. The price list as well as the rules and other information are available on Avon.org. Pre-registration before September 3 is suggested on Active.com.

Team squatch race

The team race will start around 2 p.m. on Nottingham Beach and will require teams of up to eight paddlers to work together to climb the ranks and achieve the ultimate victory.

Eight teams will face off on a fast and furious round trip and move up the range through seven rounds of eliminations. Teams can consist of up to eight paddlers on one board, so bring your family and friends for the best chance of taking the top spot. A maximum of eight teams can enter, so act fast and put your name in the ring on Active.com. Registration fees are $ 5 per person or a maximum of $ 40 for a team of eight.

After the last paddler crosses the finish line, the city also hosts a cardboard boat regatta, followed by the latest SunsetLIVE! season performance at The Terrace behind the Avon Performance Pavilion. From 3 p.m., Turntable Revue will play a two-hour set followed by the Robby Peoples Band at 5.30 p.m.

Transportation and parking

The use of public transport is encouraged, as well as walking or cycling to the park. A free parking is available :

  • Parking is limited and on a first come, first served basis
  • Available at designated on-street parking locations including W. Beaver Creek Blvd. Sunday September 5 and Monday September 6 only
  • At First Bank in Avon on Monday September 6
  • Or, by permit only

For more information, please visit Avon.org/events or contact Avon’s Director of Cultural Arts and Special Events Danita Dempsey at [email protected] or (970) 748-4065.

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