In June the Tone River swells with snow melt to make for a white water paradise. Top athletes from around the world compete in various disciplines to obtain the prestigious title of champion of the  “Minakami Water Games”. Come and see these athletes battle it out on the mighty Tone River.

In 2020 GoPro will be providing prizes for the top male and female athletes to compete in the Gopro Mountain Games in Colorado!  Air tickets and hotels provided!

SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Race

SUP is the paddle sport that first emerged from the beaches of Hawaii. It has recently become hugely popular around inland areas on lakes and rivers thanks to big events in the USA such as the Gopro Mountain Games.
Recently race events in Japan are on the rise with Okutama starting the first race, followed by Shikoku, Kyushu and Gifu.
The event in Minakami will be a cross race style race with 4 people per group, starting together and racing down a whitewater course laid out with buoys. A great spectator event that will keep the crowd in suspense until the end.

Kayak Cross

Seal lunch down the GorPro ramp and your off! 4 competitors each round jostling to reach the first buoy and achieve the best time to advance to the next round. The Kayak cross is an open event for men and women that is not just about speed but also tactics.

In 2020 GoPro will be offering more than bragging rights to the first place man and woman. Return tickets to the Colorado GoPro Mountain Games!

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