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The Race

Following the path of the spring runoff, competitors start at the Continental Divide, on Monarch Pass with a backcountry ski leg, then mountain bikes carry competitors in the shadow of Mt. Shavano to the banks of the Arkansas River where whitewater kayaks take paddlers into downtown Salida for an exciting finish. Participants can compete as a team or individually.

The Salida Pole, Pedal Paddle began in 1999 and is a truly unique, multi-sport event. The Salida Pole Pedal Paddle was reborn in 2008, and had a hard core following until 2014, when it lapsed back into hibernation.  In 2018, the Salida 3P returned stronger than ever! 


Men, Women and Juniors (18 & younger) can compete individually. Men, women or mixed teams can also compete, relay style.


Online registration for the 2023 Salida 3P will open March 1, 2023.  Registration is capped at 200 participants, so register early to secure your place at the start line!  Register HERE


Team Colorado Whitewater Racing is the beneficiary of all proceeds from the 2023 Salida 3P. TCWR is a club-based program based in Colorado to develop paddlers for national and international whitewater competition.

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