The Big Ole SUPathon is a charitable paddleboard / canoe / kayak festival to promote paddling on Alexandria's Chain of Lakes and the Long Prairie River. The Big Ole SUPathon offers something for everyone, with connected lake courses of 6, 12 or 26 mi and river courses of 8 & 10 mi. The BOS starts at 7AM on Friday, July 13th with our signature event - the 26 mi Big Ole SUPathon! The 12 mi SVEN begins at 10AM and the 6 mi LENA begins at 12PM. All courses are supported by staff with snacks and water. Medals are awarded to the top 3 Men's & Women's finishers for each course at 4:30PM at Bugaboo Bay, followed by a celebratory post-race dinner and charity raffle to benefit the United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties. The Long Prairie River Cruise is on Saturday, July 14th in Carlos, with the 10 mi course starting at 9AM and the 8 mi course at 10AM. Please see website for details and registration. 

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    • Starting Friday, July 13th, 2018, repeated every year on the 3rd Friday and Saturday of July until Saturday, July 14, 2018 — all day


    Bugaboo Bay

    2800 N. Nokomis Ave
    Alexandria, 56308