Race Logistics


On Race Day, Check-in will run from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Race attendants will be waiting for you at the parking lot at Johnson’s Beach, bottom of Church Street, Guerneville. Parking is $5/car.

Because the race starting point is on a gated and private road, shuttle buses will take racers to the private beach from 9:30-10:00 a.m. with a pre-race briefing at 10:40 a.m. There are no private vehicles allowed at the 4 mile start! There will be bathrooms at each location.

The race will start promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Boat owners will load and secure their own boats on shuttle trailers, provided by GR3 (bring your own straps and padding as these are not provided by GR3). You should check-in by 9:00 if bringing your own boat.

Be sure to provide enough time to check-in, load your boats and get on the bus in time.
If renting equipment from us your boat, pfd and paddles will be at your start line.


On Race Day, pre-entered participants will proceed directly with their boats to the check-in and start line at Steelhead Beach (9000 River Road, Forestville). There will be a $7/car parking fee unless you have a Sonoma County Regional Parks Pass.

Check-in will run from 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. with a pre-race briefing at 10:40 a.m.

The race will start promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Participants can drop-off their take-out bags at check-in, to be securely transported to the finish line.

Shuttles will be available after the Race to take you back to your cars, but we don’t have a way to haul your boats. You will need to get shuttled back to Steelhead Beach and return to pick up your boat at Johnson Beach. We will have a secure boat valet to watch over your boat.