GOLDEN, Colorado - The 6th Annual Golden Games is scheduled to take place May 20th-22nd, 2016 in Golden, Colorado. The Golden Games was recognized by Elevation Outdoors as the “Best Paddling Event in the Rockies” – 2016! At the 2016 Golden Games, there will be events highlighting:
- SUP(Stand Up Paddling)
- Slack Lining
- Fly Fishing
- Plus our Vendor Village
In addition, numerous other activities may include but will not be limited to: a Paddle with the Pros clinic, how to fly fishing clinics, a sunset BBQ, product demos, SUP clinics, whitewater racing and Slack Line Clinics/Demos. Also, don’t miss their “Slack Line Sick Trick” event showcasing the sport’s best athletes on a slack line over Clear Creek on Saturday May 21st at 3pm!
At the 2016 Golden Games there will be four different competitions for kayaking; one is a down river race on the “Screaming ¼ Mile” rapid in Clear Creek Canyon, a freestyle competition, a Team Relay Competition and slalom kayak races at the whitewater park in Golden. The SUP competitions will be a Beginners SUP Clinic, SUP Joust Tournament, Shamboomee Sunset SUP Race, SUP Yoga, SUP Surfing Competition, Downriver SUP Sprint, and a Downriver SUP Cross. The fly fishing competition starts at Lion’s Park with a “casting competition” and there will also be targets competitors must hit on Clear Creek. The top 10 will advance to the fly fishing finals and the person who catches the most inches of fish will determine the winner.
Good times at the 2015 Golden Games. | Photos Courtesy: Golden Games
The Golden Games will continuously seek to bring together a wide variety of communities to celebrate outdoor adventure sports through competition, special events, entertainment, and lifestyle events in the culturally rich setting of Golden, Colorado. Registration is now open on Race Director Solutions for all of this year’s events. In addition, if you’re interested in volunteering at the event, organizers are still seeking volunteers for 2016.
For more information including a detailed schedule and links to Golden Games Sponsors and Partners go to: www.thegoldengames.com.
To see an athlete review from last year’s event, click HERE.