MEC Paddlefest Victoria: SUP Races

  • Date
    Saturday, 06 July, 2019
  • Time
    From 10:15 am to 03:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Address
    Willows Beach
    2740 Dalhousie St
    Oak Bay, BC

SixPack Victoria SUP Challenge & 

Pink Paddles for Cancer Research Team Relay

MEC Paddlefest Victoria is proud to have the SixPack Victoria SUP Challenge and Pink Paddles for Cancer Research Team Relay join us for another year at Willows Beach.

Join us for a day of exciting Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) racing for all ages! Challenge yourself with the SixPack Victoria SUP Challenge 6K or 12K race, join up with a team to participate in the Pink Paddles Relay Team Race*.

Race Schedule



Six Pack Victoria SUP Challenge Check-in 9:00-9:45am  
Six Pack Victoria SUP Challenge Racers' Meeting 10:00-10:15am  
Six Pack Victoria SUP Challenge - 6K & 12K Distance Race
includes draw prizes and category winner recognition
Adult - $40
Youth (under 18) - $10
Pink Paddles for Cancer Research Team Relay Check-in 11:00-11:30am  
Pink Paddles for Cancer Research Team Relay Opening Ceremony & Racer Meeting 12:00-12:15pm  
Pink Paddles for Cancer Research Team Relay Heats
Board, paddle, PFD provided.
Race includes special awards!
Friends & Family Teams - FREE w/ min. $100 donation
Corporate Teams - $400
Awards Presentation 3:00pm (approx)  

*no experience necessary for the Pink Paddles Team Relay races. It's all about having FUN!


For more information about these two SUP Races or to register, read on below and register by clicking through the links provided. 

Six Pack SUP Race Series

Six Pack SUP Challenge - 6K/12K Distance Race

The Victoria SUP Challenge is part of the SixPack SUP Race Series held on Vancouver Island each year and is also part of the BC SUP Cup Race Series. Participate in a 6 km or 12 km distance race in the waters off Willows Beach. Fun buoy turns makes for an exciting race for racers and spectators! Draw prizes included. 

For more information visit SixPack SUP Race Series.

Pink Paddles for Cancer Research Team Relay

Friends & Family Relay Teams Register HERE
Corporate Teams Register HERE

The Pink Paddles for Cancer Research Team Relay is a fundraising and SUP Team Relay event in a four-person team challenge format. Each team member will paddle out 50m from the beach, around a buoy, and back to hand off their board to the next paddler. The event was the vision of Bob Purdy, a local SUP enthusiast who raised awareness around environmental stewardship. The event is a means to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation in the area of nutrition research that was of importance to Bob who unfortunately lost his challenge with cancer.

Teams can be formed on site: free with a donation to BC Cancer Foundation. Boards, paddles, leashes and life jackets will be provided.

Friends and Family Teams - Free entry with a minimum $100 fundraising or donation

Corporate Teams - Entry is $400 for a team. Corporate teams receive a 90min 'Intro to SUP' lesson ($220 value) for their first 4-person team*, event entry recognition on social media, meal vouchers for their team at one of the MEC Paddlefest Victoria food vendors and complimentary bag check. 

*Team must be registered by June 8, 2019 to receive the lesson and the team must take the lesson together before July 6, 2019.

Prizing & Awards

  • Top 2 fundraising individuals
  • Top fundraising team
  • Best costume
  • Fastest team by category (Adult non-racers and racers, Youth non-racers and racers, and Corporate)

In addition to the items above, there will also be fun fundraising challenges with prizes announced on the Pink Paddles for Cancer Research Facebook page leading up to the event! Be sure to like and follow the page to be eligible.

For more information visit Pink Paddles for Cancer Research.