Miami River Rally, Miami Riverday Festival

Miami River Rally

SUP, Kayak, OC and Surf Ski Race
5K and 10K Courses on the Miami River


Come race or come enjoy a day on the river while supporting paddlesports in Miami.  Races are for both competitive and recreational paddlers alike.  Help us develop our Kids Paddling Project.

Join us April 6th for the First Annual Miami River Rally. From the waters of Biscayne Bay, past high rises to generations old commercial fishing fleets cluttered with lobster traps, to old Miami dating back to the time of early Western settlers, continue on to early native lands once the home of Tequesta Indians, continue past limestone bluffs and solution caves. Once upon a time rapids ran in the Miami River, on April 6th Paddleboarders, Kayakers, Surf Skis and Outrigger Canoes will run the river.

The race will open the 17th Annual Miami Riverday Festival. Enjoy a day with free boat rides, live music and celebration following the race.

Held in conjunction with the Miami Riverday Festival this is the opening event for this years festival. Come show-off your skills and your ride.The Miami River Commission will have docks in place for our race and for free boat rides of the river later in the day. Enjoy live music, giveaways and river boats rides. Beverages and healthy snacks will be provided for the racers

Awards for top three places in each class. First place finishers also receive a 10-Session Fit-Pass and original artwork award created by up and coming artist Chelly Peyrefitte . We will also giveaway a number of Registration Passes for a future race or workshop.

5K and 10K Courses on the Miami River
Course Maps:

Lummus Park to Sewell Park and Back

Lummus Park to Delaware Parkway (30th Ave. where the river forks)

Race Registration:


Pre-Race (Until April 4th) $25 per racer or $40 for Teams (2-racers)

Onsite (April 5th or after) $35 per racer or $50 for Teams (2-racers)

The Miami Riverday Festival is FREEfor all spectators and attendees


10:30 a.m. Onsite Registration and Pre-Race Set-up begins
(come early, all racers must sign releases onsite)

12:30 p.m. Pre-Race Meeting - Mandatory

1:00 p.m. Races Begin


Art by Chelly Peyrefitte


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  • Jill

    This event was THE BOMB!! A great opportunity to get to know the communities along the Miami River and the organizations that support them. AND, the race was SO fun! Great to meet other paddlers and having the Paddleboard and surf ski gang join in only made it better! Hope this is the first of MANY River Rallys!

    April 7, 2013

  • Donna J.

    All I can say is, anyone who did not attend this event missed out an an awesome good time. With the beautiful Miami River as a backdrop and in conjunction with the Miami Riverday Festival, a great time was had by all in attendance. I think this race has the potential to develop into one of the most popular racing events in the Magic City. Let's make it happen!

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing how things work and plan to race next year. Just started paddling again and need to see how the shoulder holds up before I commit to too much. Will be at the Oleta paddle Sunday

    April 5, 2013

  • Rolando P.

    It is not required to participat in the race to go right?

    April 3, 2013

    • Esther

      Correct. However, if you want to paddle and not race, you can enter a photo contest. I have to charge a entry fee. there is festival insurance involved. $10 winners receive Level 6 Rash Guard valued at $60ish Second place, Organic Cotton Paddling T-Shirt valued at $30ish. First place winners will have their work shown at a future art show at The Paddle House. What do you think? Doable?

      April 3, 2013

  • Rick P.

    Will not be participating in races but can assist if needed.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to attend and get involved.

    March 29, 2013

  • Donna J.

    Will be there to help.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun and I need to get active!

    March 21, 2013

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