Check In

Check in is Friday, January 19th. Late check in is available anytime after 8am Saturday, January 20 at the Blockade-Runner.

Saturday Race Information

Coastal Urge's tenth Annual Cold Stroke Classic will be held on January 20th, 2018. With 2 races and multiple divisions, paddlers can opt to do the 3.5 mile Short course or the 7 mile Long course. Cash purse for the Long Race will be $1,250.00 spread across the top finishers in each division except for 14 & under and "Run what you brung" divisions, provided there are at least three registered participants in the division. EVERY RACER, including cash-winning racers, in all divisions and all races will receive prizes from Cold Stroke Classic race sponsors.


All non-prone racers must have a USCG Approved PFD with them to race. You do not have to wear it, but must have it on your board or body to comply with state and federal law. We also highly recommend wearing a leash.


There is a course time limit of two hours and thirty minutes in 2018. At 2:30 we will pick up and bring all racers still on course back to the Blockade Runner. This is for safety reasons. There will be NO opportunity to continue unsupported. Racers will receive a DNF and no official time, but they will be allowed to pick a prize off the prize table at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. Racers failing to comply with the cutoff rules will not be invited back.

$1,250 Cash Purse for Long Course

$5,000 Prizes for Short & Long Course

Event Info

9:30 AM: Racer's Meeting

10 AM: Race Begins

1 PM: Awards Ceremony



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