State Games Paddle Race

Join us on 04/27/2024

(race date estimated)

State Games Paddle Race Description


Sponsored By

Citizens National Bank


Jonathan Dickerson, 601-207-2288

Dates: April 27, 2024

9:00 AM Short and Long Course Race at the same time.
10:00 AM Sprint Course Start.
Registration for either Short or Long Course includes entry for the Sprint Course (only one shirt)


Bonita Lakes,
Upper Lake Boat Ramp
Meridian, MS

Entry Fee

$30 per person


April 26 for online/mail/or State Games office registration.
On-site registration is from 7 am to 8 am.  T-shirt size is NOT guaranteed for on-site entries.


Each participant must have PFD on board at all times while on the water.  Participants under the age of 17 must wear a PFD in accordance with the PFD’s instructions.   USCG approved Type V (inflatable) PFD is acceptable.  No alcohol will be allowed before and during the event. 

Other Information


Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded to the first three places in each class/category.

Sprint Course – 1 mile
Short Course – 3 miles
Long Course – 6 miles (2 laps of the Short Course)

Watercraft Classifications

Sup Race 14′
Sup Race 12′-6
Sup Unlimited > 14′
Sup Rec < 12’6
Sup Inflatable
K1 Pedal
K1 Pool Toy ≤ 10′ [KAYAK]
K1 Short 10′-1 – 12′-6 [KAYAK]
K1 Medium 12′-7 – 15′-6 (width ≥ 22″) [KAYAK]
K1 Long 15’7 – 17’6 (width ≥ 21″) [KAYAK]
K1 Fast ≥ 17’7 (width ≥ 19.6″) [KAYAK]
K1 Race Unlimited (width ≤ 19.5″) [KAYAK]
C1 Rec ≤ 17′-6 (width ≥ 16% of length) [CANOE]
C1 Race (any C1 not meeting rec specs)

Sup Tandem
K2 Pedal
K2 Rec Unlimited length (width ≥ 22.1″) [KAYAK]
K2 Race Unlimited length (width ≤ 22″) [KAYAK]
C2 Rec ≤ 17’6 (width ≥ 16@ of length) [CANOE]
C2 Race (any C2 not meeting rec specs) [CANOE]

*** (if you do not know what class you are in, contact the Race Commissioner BEFORE race day for clarification on your watercraft )


Men’s Solo, Women’s Solo, Tandem (Mixed or Same Gender)

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    State Games Paddle Race Where & When

  • Location: Meridian, MS 39301
  • Race Date: 2024/04/27 09:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Solo Sprint 1 Mile
    • Tandem Sprint 1 Mile
    • Solo 3 Mile
    • Tandem 3 Mile
    • Solo 6 Mile
    • Tandem 6 Mile

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Meridian, MS Weather

State Games Paddle Race weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of April 27th, Meridian, MS can expect temperatures between 59℉ and 78℉ with humidity around 71% and precipitation of 0".
    Last year the weather condition was Overcast.
  • Meridian, MS current weather
  • Clear 67.4℉ Clear

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