The Golden Games 2013

The Golden Games is in its third year and growing. This year the series of adventure events features Kayaking, Standup Paddleboarding, Fly Fishing and Slack Lining. Go to and click on the links at the top of the home page for event details and online registration.
•Compete in one or more events, spectators are welcome
•Special events include: Downtown Pub Crawl, How to Clinics, and Demos

Highlights for Paddlers
Friday May 17,
• 1pm to 4pm – Paddle with pros clinic/demo for kayaks and paddleboards at the Clear Creek Whitewater Park in Golden.
• 4pm to 8pm – Screaming ¼ mile whitewater kayak race down Clear Creek Canyon. This race is for experienced whitewater kayakers comfortable with Class IV whitewater in a steep rocky creek.
Saturday May 18,
• 10am to 4pm – Flat-water Standup Paddleboard races on Big Soda Lake at Bear Creek Lake Park near Morrison. Fun for all, beginners to expert.
• 11am to 7pm – Freestyle kayak competition at Clear Creek Whitewater Park in Golden. Suitable for intermediate to advanced kayakers.
Sunday May 19,
• 12noon to 4pm – Standup Paddleboard race through the Clear Creek Whitewater Park in Golden. This short race runs through several class II+ drops and holes. Paddleboarders should wear safety gear including a helmet, PFD, wetsuit or dry suit, and protective footwear. Inflatable paddleboards are recommended. If a leash is worn it should be a quick release SUP leash.

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  • Troy H.­
    Great pics from the Denver Post

    May 20, 2013

  • John Bridenbaugh (.

    Super Fun events, looking forward to 2014!

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Jo

    Here's details on Saturday's Flat Water Race Event Schedule:
    Registration is at[masked]:45 Clinics, demos, warm up
    11:45 Competitor pre-race meeting
    Noon Race starts
    2-4 Clinics, demos
    5 Awards at Clear Creek WW Park

    May 17, 2013

  • Jean K.

    Don't mind sharing my board..

    May 16, 2013

  • Brian H.

    I am in for Saturday's Race only! 12:00 start at Big Soda Lake?

    May 16, 2013

  • Alex M.

    Anyone need a 14' race board?

    May 1, 2013

    • Brian H.

      Hi Alex,

      May 16, 2013

    • Brian H.

      Hi Alex, is the board still available are you selling it ? what kind? Thanks Brian

      May 16, 2013

  • Troy H.

    The race portion will start right at 12 however you definitely will need to be there at least 30 minutes early to go over format, safety, rules, etc. In addition, you'll need to register online at I won't be on site personally but, Alex Mauer and Jo Albers will be the main SUP Race directors. In addition, there will be lots of clinics and demos so you can try out different SUP boards, meet new paddling buddies and just have a fun afternoon. After the race, awards will be back at the Whitewater Park in Golden.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Jon S.

    What is the schedule for the SUP races on Sat?

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Kate

    Turns out Im headed to MOAB that weekend. Enjoy and see you all soon!

    May 6, 2013

  • Troy H.

    Hey everyone,
    Can you believe we're only 16 days away from The 3rd Annual Golden Games? It looks like we're going to have a great turn out however, I noticed that most of you who are attending but haven't registered to race. So, please go to our website: and click on the "Registration" link on the home page or go to the "Registration and Contact Info" tab then click on the Eventbrite link. Then you can checkout using a credit card or via Pay Pal. We have a ton of prizes as well as some clinics, product demos, etc. Anyways, I look forward to seeing you at The Golden Games!

    May 1, 2013

  • Morgan

    Thanks for putting this weekend together Troy! Can't wait to play in the whitewater course!!

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Alex

    Please Guys Let me Know in what can i Help
    and Remember You Can Use Confluence Kayaks for Meetings, Social Events etc. We have a New Projector to Watch Movies and a New 2013 Selection of Paddle Boards, Inflatables And Composite
    By the Way June 22-23 South Platte River The First SUP Festival in Denver, We are Doing a PRO SUP Race $5000 Cash Price

    April 19, 2013

  • Troy H.

    I need a few more "safety boarders" for the SUP Race at Soda Lakes on May 18th from 1-3pm. I need at least 4 SUP-ers with their first aid/CPR certifications who have their own board, PFD, whistle, etc. In addition, I also need volunteers for every event doing things like helping people know where to be and when, time keepers for all the races, etc. If you're interested please send me an email with all your contact info to: [masked] or call me at:[masked]-6870. This is our 3rd annual event however, this is our first flat water SUP competition. Please come out and check out what TGG are all about May 17-19, 2013!

    April 11, 2013

  • Beverly S.

    Yes, I will be attending! It is so wonderful to share the "Beach Life" of Colorado with all these awesome people that I have met since I have been sup'in.

    1 · April 7, 2013

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