Ballard Elks Monday Night Races

Join us every Monday evening from May to September for the Ballard Elks Paddling Races. Our paddling race and casual social paddle is open to all paddling craft such as SUP (paddle board), surf ski, kayak, prone, outrigger canoe and rowers. 

We offer a short 1.5 mile and a longer 3 mile race course which change weekly for weather conditions. 

The social paddle is for non-racers wanting to paddle in a fun group alongside the race. 

Follow us to the Secret Beach Bar at the Elks Lodge after the race for post race hydration, food, and an awesome view of the Sound and sunset.

All proceeds donated to Ballard Elks charities!

Our 2024 Season begins on May 6!

About the Race:

  • Open to non-Elks members and welcoming to first time racers. Tour the race at your own speed!
  • Fee: $5 BEPC Members. $10 Non-Members.  Pay online with Zelle to or by cash/check at registration.
  • Race entry donation proceeds go to Ballard Elks charities determined by BEPC members. Join BEPC to participate in helping us allocate our donations. 
  • Save 20% and purchase a BEPC 2023 Race Series Season Pass
  • Or sign up for an individual race: BEPC 2023 Race Series Sign-Up 
  • Download the race course packet to view and prepare for races: BEPC races and routes-compressed

About the Social Paddle:

  • Join the Social Paddle alongside the race course for a non-competitive fun paddle! Learn more about the social paddle here: BEPC Social Paddle Statement or join the Social paddle Facebook group
  • Download and sign the waiver before your first social paddle: 2024 SOCIAL PADDLE WAIVER
  • The Social Paddle starts @ 6:45pm / Registration Opens 6:00pm, skipper/safety meeting 6:30

On Site Details:

  • OK to Park in Elks south (left) parking lot rows, overflow parking should go to the east section of the lot.
  • Please do not unload in fire parking zone by the beach entrance.

Race Requirements:

  • All paddlers must wear a PFD (life jacket), except for prone
  • Leashes required for SUPs (stand up paddlers)
  • Must know how to swim (the basics)
  • You should have basic paddling skills


Contact us with questions:

And follow @BEPC827 on Facebook for updated info.


Monday night race and social paddle at Ballard Elks in Shilshole Bay:

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