Rockwater

RockWater relay 2014 2nd leg

It’s time for another RockWater. Will it happen this year? Probably not because of all of the work happening in the channel but we can do something different. Call Darrel at 714-623-176 zero or email Michelle below to help us get this event off the ground. Thanks

Last RockWater Relay was March 28 2015!  

13 Miles from the mountains to the ocean. We raced along the Santa Ana River Watershed to help keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean.

Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter – ran the 8th annual Rock Water race on Saturday March 28, 2015. The race covered 13 miles along the Santa Ana River trail starting at the Honda Center in Anaheim and finishing at the Santa Ana River mouth in Huntington Beach CA.  Here is a link to the Race Map

Our goal for RockWater is to raise awareness about our local watershed and to engage the community to make positive conscious actions that aim to improve water quality along the Santa Ana River

Race Rules:

• Last Race Date: March 28, 2015
• Race Started: 9:00 AM. Teams checked in at the start by 8:30 AM.
• Team entries only.
• Teams consist of up to 3 members.
• Teams consist of: runners and walkers only
• Each team had a team driver and vehicle to transport team members to relay changes.
• Prizes were awarded but the goal was not to finish first but to raise awareness of the watershed and clean it up as you race.
• Trash can be collected by all team members at any time during the race (team members completing their leg do not have to pick up trash at the same time).
• The glorious wooden spoon was awarded to the team finishing last overall.

Should finisher medals to all teams who finish?

Race Entry Fee:
$50 per team.  $20 per individual.
Hydration stations were available at the switch-out locations along the route so don’t forget to bring your re-usable water bottle.  The race finished at the Santa Ana River Mouth, where a beach clean up was arranged and prizes awarded.

How to enter the race:

Please contact Michelle Giron if you need further race information or are interested in donating to Surfrider Foundation  -Newport Beach Chapter for the race.  Product donations are also welcomed.

To register please download the waiver and email to the Race Coordinator  All participants who register before March 1 received race t-shirts from Patagonia.

A Cheer Station was sponsored by Ivivva.

Please pay Registration fees using the Donate button below.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors.

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What is a WaterShed?A watershed is an area of land that drains all the streams and rainfall to a common outlet such as the outflow of a reservoir, mouth of a bay, or any point along a stream channel. The word “watershed” is sometimes used interchangeably with drainage basin or catchment. The watershed consists of surface water–lakes, streams, reservoirs, and wetlands–and all the underlying ground water.Why should I care about my watershed?We all live in a watershed and what we do on the land affects water quality for all communities living downstream. Watersheds provide water for irrigation, drinking, and streams– watersheds are places wildlife and people call home.Santa Ana Watershed Facts:
Area 2,650 sq mi.
Length Santa Ana River 100 mi
Length Santa Ana River and Tributaries 700 mi
Counties 4 – Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles (small portion)
Cities 58
Water Retailers 74

The Santa Ana River Watershed is Southern California’s largest watershed. The watershed of the Santa Ana River covers nearly 3,000 square miles of mountains, foothills and valleys. This watershed area contains portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties. The flow of the Santa Ana River begins in the San Bernardino Mountains and discharges into the ocean at Huntington Beach. It contains 50 tributaries. The Watershed area is home to more than 4.5 million people.

Please contact Michelle Giron if you would like to Volunteer to help out on race day.

Want to find out more about watersheds and how we are polluting our oceans? Watch the Surfrider movie “The Cycle of Insanity” and then sign your team up to start raising awareness.