WALLOWA LAKE 7 WONDERS CUP
Racing Date: August 26-25, 2018

Event Venue

20 Paddler Dragon Boat Race at One of Oregon’s Spectacular 7 Wonders

Race in one of the most beautiful venues in the Pacific Northwest.  Wallowa Lake is positioned at the foot of the majestic Wallowa Mountain Range. The race will be held at the south end of Wallowa Lake and will take advantage of the facilities at the Wallowa Lake Marina  and the part of the day use areas of the Wallowa Lake State Park.  Wallowa Lake’s calm current-free waters will make for an excellent race venue.

The race committee, together with Wallowa State Park, has arranged for up to 100 paddlers to be allowed to camp for a nominal fee in the Riverside Day Use Area adjacent to the team’s staging area. Showers and bathrooms are available a short walking distance in the state park campgrounds.  Please contact the race committee at DRAGON IN THE WALLOWAS.COM

The State Park also has spaces in the official campground for over 200 RV and additional tent camping sites and full bathroom and shower facilities at the Wallowa State Park Campground.  For reservations outside the day use area, please make your reservations through the Oregon State Parks directly here.

Entry Fees

The race entry fee will be $900 per team for all events and bus transportation before June 15, 2018, and $1000 per team thereafter. The final deadline for registration will be August 1, 2018.  Note: A maximum of thirty teams will be accepted and they will be chosen on a first-come basis.

Race Divisions

  • Mixed Division
  • Women’s Division

Race Event Descriptions

The races will consist of four separate events, two held on Saturday and two held on Sunday.  Saturday’s races will be a traditional four-lane 250-meter race and a similar 50o-meter race. There will also be two timed practice races for the slalom on Saturday which will not count toward the overall race results.  Sunday will be a second four-lane 500-meter race, and the second race will feature one-lane course/slalom.  Each team will race head-to-head once on each course. The finish order for the serpentine will be determined by combined best time for both runs.

Event Awards

Medals will awarded to each division to the top three finishing teams by combining all heat times in the 500 meter races. Medals will be awarded in each division to the top three finishing teams by using best one of two runs in the Slalom.  Medals will be awarded in each division to the top three finishing teams for the best overall combined. Combined awards will use times for the best salmon run, best time in the Saturday 250 meter, and all 500 meter times. The best overall combined time will be awarded the WALLOWA LAKE 7 WONDERS CUP TROPHY to the best team overall using the best combined placement overall in all divisions. The trophy will be a seasonal traveling trophy kept in the winning team’s possession until the next Wallowa Lake 7 Wonders Cup race.

Accommodations and Camping

BEST DEAL!!! Race Participants Only Tent Camping Area – The race committee, together with Wallowa State Park, has arranged for up to 100 paddlers to be allowed to camp for a nominal fee of $10 per person per night at the Riverside Day Use Area adjacent to the teams’ staging area. Showers and bathrooms are available a short walking distance in the state park campgrounds.  Please contact the race committee at Wallowa Lake 7 Wonders Cup. 

ADDITIONAL RV & TENT CAMPING – There are also spaces in the official campground for over 200 RVs and additional tent camping sites with full bathroom and shower facilities at the Wallowa State Park Campground. 

For reservations outside the day use area, please make your reservations through the Oregon State Parks directly here at www.reserveamerica.com.

The Wallowa County communities of Enterprise, Joseph and the Village at Wallowa Lake offers cabins, bed and breakfasts, and motel-style accommodations.

Private Cabins – For teams that want to have a larger accommodation capable of housing several team members, vacation cabins are available through the following property management firms: Eagle Cap Chalets 541-432-4704, Wallowa Lake Resort 541-432-2391, Wallowa Lake Vacation Rentals 541-426-2039, and Airbnb which have many large private vacation homes for rent.

Village at Wallowa Lake RV and Tent Camping – Contact Info – Oregon State Park Campgrounds 800-551-6949, Park at the River 541-432-8800, Scenic Meadows Campground 541-432-9285 have RV and tent sites within walking distance to the race venue.

Please contact the race committee only for these camping opportunities at info@dragonsinthewallowas.com or 503-781-4321 for information or download this camping registration form and submit check. For many other close-by accommodations, call the Wallowa County Chamber office 541-426-4622, visit online at http://www.wallowacountychamber.com/list/ql/accommodations or info@DragonsInTheWallowas.Com, or call 503-781-4321. We can assist you in finding accommodations.

Social Events

Awaking CeremonyDowntown Joseph Friday 6:30. Entertainment: Jimmy Bivens

Beer Garden Open  Saturday 12:OO PM

Beer Garden Open  Sunday 12:OO PM

Beer Garden  Open 2:30 PM or Awards 45 min after racing ends  Music by Jimmy Bivens  3:30 to 6:00

Transportation

Transportation to Wallowa County will be the responsibility of the teams and their participants.