The 2017 Golden Games

EVENT STARTS MAY 19, 2017

 

GOLDEN GAMES EVENT DETAILS

FRIDAY

Golden Games Adventure! Come on over and join us for what is sure to be an epic afternoon of outstanding fun! 

Vendor Village - This is where the action is everyday.  This is where spectators can can get schedules, information, competitors can do a late registeration or check in.  We'll have 16 vendor booths, with food and music.  Come check us out, at the Whitewater Park at 10th and Maple.

FRIDAY'S SUP EVENTS:  all sup events will all be held at Big Soda Lake at the Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison

Paddle With The Pros - This is a great opportunity for you to come out and learn some new tricks from some of the best paddlers in the country.

Slackline Clinics and Demos - Here's your chance to learn this new sport, or improve your current ability.  The pro's are here to help you.  Take advantage of this.

SUP and Kayak Demos - Do you want to check out the latest and greatest new products?  You'll want to be here then.

Shaboomee Sunset SUP Race - For the hardcore who really want to challenge themselve grab your SUP and see how fast you can charge our 3 mile course! If you are a recreational racer or you just want to come play join us for the Shaboomee SAME SUP Challenge™ where we level the playing field and everyone races on the same sup! For the  SAME SUP Challenge™ all your gear is provided!  Register now.   

SUP-N-JOUST™ Tournament - This will be the second ever Golden Games SUP-N-JOUST™ Tournament. Two competitors on one SUP will use the specially designed inflatable SUP-N-JOUST™ Bo Sstaff that can be held or attached to your paddle. The mission, should you choose to accept, is to try to dethrone the challenger and capture the SUP Kingdom. This is going to be so much fun!! 

PADDLE-O-WAR™ Tournament - Join us for the premier of the PADDLE-O-WAR™ Tournament here at this years Golden Games! The battles will take place on the SUP-O-WAR™!!  In this event two or more competitors will test the strength of their paddling ability and their balance on on supersized SUP! Come join us for what is sure to be a wildly unique and playful adventure !!!  

Slalom Kayak Race - You'll want to watch the competitors do this course.  Similar to the Olympics, they must race downstream, passing through gates while paddling both downstream and also upstream in the eddies.  A fun time for sure.

SUP and Kayak Demos - Thinking about buying a SUP or Kayak? How about just trying the gear out to see how you like it? Come on by and check out our gear demos and have some fun!!

SATURDAY

Vendor Village - Once again, this is where the hub of action will be, much more so for the weekend.  Spectators can learn where and when, competitors can do late registrations or check in for the event.  We'll have live music by the Liberal Monkey Movement from 2:00 to 5:00., food vendors, and lots of others in our vendor village.  Located in the Whitewater park in Golden, at 10th and Maple.

What's the Screamin' 1/4 mile race?  For a competitor it's a "who comes in first" Class IV Whitewater Race set on Clear Creek, just above Tunnel 1.   A burly competition where the winner is determined with best overall time after 2 runs.  As a spectator it's a thrillin' view into Whitewater Athletes giving it their all down a fast paced road side stretch of Clear Creek.  Bring a chair and come watch all this big event go down.  Planning to compete, go here to register.

Downriver SUP Sprint - An epic SUP Sprint down Clear Creek whitwater! This will be an individual, head to head, timed event. It is so fun to power through the pour overs as you race to the finish. 

SUP Surf Competition - This SUP Surf Freestyle Competition is so much fun to participate in and just as fun to watch. You are so close you feel like you are there. Don't be intimidated by surfing a river wave. It is so much fun and a really playful event. This is a spectator favorite!!

Slackline Clinics and Demos - Once again here is your chance to learn or improve your skills to this all new sport.  Come learn it from the pros, the best of the best. of the best.  Kids love this event

Live Music at the Vendor Village - Once again we are blessed with some awesome tunes from the Liberal Monkey Movement.  Bring you lawn chairs and enjoy the whole day with some of our awesome food in the Vendor Village.

Slackline Sick Trick Competition - You won't want to miss this.  These pros are the best of the best, and will amaze you with their front flips, back flips, and add in some full rotations.

Freestyle Kayak Competition - One of the crowds favorites.  Kayakers, playing in the wave, trying to do as many tricks as possible in 45 seconds.  Front flips, back flips, cart wheels to the left and right, and all things inbetween.

After Party Awards Ceremony - We're going to party party party starting at Jolynn's in downtown Golden, 1224 Washington.  Once again, we'll have live music by the Liberal Monkey Movement.  There will be so many prizes to give out, thanks to all the local business that made this possible.  We have over 75 prize points, men's, women's, youth, long board, short board, pro and amateur divisions.  Please support those that support us, to make this possible.

SUNDAY

Vendor Village - Once again, this is where spectators can get all the info about what's happening for today, and competitors can do a late registration if there is space available, or they can check in.  Enjoy the food, check out and support the vendors, and listen to some music.

Fly Fishing Competition What's happening for the fly fishing competition this year? This is a 2 part competition with both Professional and Amateur divisions. The first portion is the casting competition/qualifier.  Participants will cast and be awarded points in 1) static target course, 2) total distance competition, 3) timed water-target course.  The highest scoring six casters from each divsion will move on to the Clear Creek Canyon fishing portion.  

Adjustments and changes are made to the casting qualifier each year to keep it as challenging and entertaining as possible.  Anglers will have a pre-set amount of time to fish their beats, and beats are chosen by each finalist in order of their casting score.  All scores will reset to 0, points will be awarded by total inches, and may the best angler win. 

Winners can take home - Annual pass to Rocky Mountain Angling Club , 2 rod fees to the Bar ZX- voted best still water fishery in N. America by Fly Fishing Magazine and a  ... and more!

Slackline Clinics and Demos - f you missed out on the 1st 2 days of this demo, it's your last chance until next year.  If you came out on day 1 or 2, come back and get better.  What an opportunity to learn balance, with physical muscle training.

Boater-x-Kayak Race - This is one wild and crazy kayaking event. 4 kayaks at the start line trying to knock each other out of the race.

Down River SUP Cross - This event is intense, and amazing challenge and really fun to watch, but even more fun to compete in!  4 paddlers per heat, navigate drops and must at the same time navigate gates.  Sure we all want to win, but just to push yourself to try to make the gates is so much fun!  Just say....Yes to Adventure!

Kayaking Team Relay Race - This is one fun race that we started last year.  It incorperates,multiple facets of crazy team work and safety rescues.  All participates raved about this last year, and you should be a part of it too.  A fun sectator event as well

Final Awards Ceremony - Come join the wind down of our special weekend.  The music will still be playing at the Vendor Village.  Please support all of the companies that made this special, as we really couldn't have done it with out them.

THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR DONORS, PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE THAT SUPPORT US:  1ST BANK of GOLDEN, BOB'S BURGERS, ARBOR ANGLERS,  TEMPLE FORK OUTFITTERS SHAMBOOMEE SUP, CONFULENCE KAYAKS, ALTITUDE PADDLEBOARDS, LOKI GEAR, SUP SIMPLICITY, RACK ATTACK, MOUNTAIN WATER APPAREL, HIGH COUNTRY MUSCLE AND JOINT CLINIC, ZEAL OPTICS, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANGLING CLUB, THE BAR ZX RANCH, HARCOURT FLY FISHING 3G, FISHPOND, UMPQUA, THE GOLDEN CHAMBER, SPYDERCO, ELEVATION OUTDOORS, DOWN RIVER EQUIPMENT, SHREAD READY, KOKATAT,  WATER SHED DRY BAGS, WRIGHT & MCGILL, JOLYNN'S FOOD & SPIRITS, LA CASA DEL SABOR, WINDISH RV 

And we couldn' have done it all without all the local sponsors:  Charlie's fly box, The Silver Horse, Creekside Jewelry, Woody"s Pizza, Table Mountain Inn, Cannonball Creek, Barrel's and Bottles, Anthony's Pizza, Roaring Fork Anglers, the Crystal River Conservance, Peddle Pushers, C3 Bike, Peak Cycles,  Big Ring Cycles, Golden Sweets, Tequillas, Table Mountain Inn Cantina, Meyer Hardware, Glenwood Adventure Park, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Roaring Fork Anglers

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