The California 100 history

Rivers for Change produced the inaugural California 100 in 2013. It was the first ultra marathon paddle race on the West Coast and helped spotlight an incredible paddling resource in California: the Sacramento River.

In 2017, after four runnings of the California 100, Rivers for Change passed the event to the local river organization, the Sacramento River Preservation Trust. The Trust’s mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Sacramento River while supporting ecologically sound farming practices within the Sacramento River Watershed.

We’ve enjoyed connecting paddlers to the magnificent Sacramento River.  Over the last four years California 100 racers spent 3,625.25 hours paddling 27,287 river miles on the Sac River.  27,287 miles!

RFC is now focusing on education & increasing Source to Sea Literacy.  We will continue holding on-water events like community paddles, training paddles and river cleanups.  We look forward to continuing to connect with you on and off the river!  Stay involved by signing up for our newsletter & by following us on facebook & instragram.

Thank you to all the racers, sponsors, and volunteers who made this event such a success for us. We hope you will continue to support the California 100 as well as Rivers for Change.

Paddles Up!

Click here to view photos from the 2013-2016 California 100.