Cleveland’s unique position to the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie, one of the United States’ Great Lakes, makes it a mecca for watersports.

Stand Up Paddling, also known as SUP, is a sport where athletes stand on a large stable board and use a long-handled paddle to propel through water. The competition has a clear start and finish line with winners posting the fastest time.

Presented by the International Canoe Federation (ICF), the organization responsible for canoe and kayak paddle sports by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), this fast-growing global sport is one where core strength and balance are key.

We encourage all masters athletes to grab your dry bags and meet us in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. to see what’s SUP in Summer 2024.

There will also be a parasport/adaptive option for stand up paddling (ICF).

Age Categories

  • Men’s: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+
  • Women’s: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+
  • Para-Sport: 35+


  • Stand Up Paddling (ICF)
  • Stand Up Paddling (ICF) Para-Sport


  • Distance
  • Distance Para-Sport
  • Technical


The Flats – Cuyahoga River (Distance Race)

The Flats is a neighborhood running along the banks of the Cuyahoga River, a waterway located in Northeast Ohio, that feeds into Lake Erie.

This body of water provides opportunities for fun and adventure and is the perfect location for stand up paddlers to experience the beauty of one of Cleveland’s most enduring resources.

More details including race routes and additional venues will be available soon.


Stand Up Paddling (ICF) Event Details

Event Location: 1003 British St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Event Dates: 07/12 – 07/15

Parasports/Adaptive Options

Sports Guide