Elevations Outdoor Magazine – Gold Level

Elevations Outdoor Magazine is our hosting sponsor for the Screaming 1/4 Mile Kayak Race.

For more than five years now, Elevation Outdoors Magazine has been the leading guide to outdoor sports, health/fitness and adventure travel in Colorado and Rocky Mountain West and beyond. Distributed 10 times annually statewide Elevation Outdoors has established itself as the region’s top regional outdoor publication.

For every season of the year EO features the best destinations for outdoor adventure. Award-winning national and regional writers and experts give insight into the issues, trends, music and gear that permeate the outdoor world. Top photographers provide breathtaking images of the Rocky Mountains and the sports we love. Our celebrated Festival Guide, Beer Guide and other special programming highlight leading grassroots gatherings and movements.

People turn to us for a compelling mix of news and features detailing the outdoor community in the Colorado Rockies and even to the furthest reaches of the globe. Every month our loyal EO readers find new ideas and information that enrich their outdoor experiences. We are skiers, hikers, backpackers, paddlers, festival goers, competitors, gear geeks, climbers and family campers just like you.

1st Bank of Colorado – Gold Level

1st Bank of Colorado is our hosting sponsor for the SUP Cross event.

At First Bank they measure success by building lifelong relationships. Their comprehensive selection of personal products and solutions are designed to help you focus on your long-term goals while effectively meeting your financial needs. With a passion for exceeding your expectations, they offer a variety of account choices, convenient access options and outstanding service whether you are banking with them in person or online.   Our family has banked with them since 1974, and they are great.

Zeal Optics – Gold Level

We are proud to have Zeal Optics as our title Sponsor for the Sunset SUP Race & Sunglass Sponsor for all SUP events over the course of the Golden Games.

Living outdoors will change your life, but not everyone gets a chance to experience these amazing moments. At Zeal we work to bring inspirational adventures to those who might never have felt the thrill of running a river or the calm of a mountain top.

Silver Sponsors

colorado sup sports

Colorado SUP Sports provides SUP instruction, rental, and fitness classes for all levels of paddlers.

confluence kayaksWe’ve got something in store for you.  FUN!  We sell it, we teach it, we rent it, and most of all we live it!  So should you.  Confluence Kayaks is first and foremost Denver’s Kayak Headquarters. Established in 1995 near the whitewater chutes at Confluence Park in Denver, Colorado.


Based in New Castle, Colorado.. Harcourt Fly Fishing is owned by Dustin Harcourt and Deirdra Harcourt. 3G standing for 3 generations of family passionate about the art of fly fishing.

For an outstanding trip to the river, be sure to reach out to Harcourt Fly Fishing 3G!

mountain toad brewing

Along the riverbeds, canyons and marshes of Colorado lives the Rocky Mountain Toad.  Feeding off small insects and living in both water and land, a happy local toad population indicates a flourishing, vibrant and well-balanced environment. Thus, the Mountain Toad is a symbol for good health and vitality within our community.  We believe that our beer is only as lively as the community it is enjoyed in.  Rugged, whimsical and adventurous, the Mountain Toad is a playful character that embodies the atmosphere of our brewery and the beers we brew.

Just like a day in the life of a toad, each craft beer offers an adventure…


In 1987, Red Bull not only launched a completely new product, it created a whole new product category — energy drinks. From day one, Red Bull has been giving wings to people and ideas, setting many milestones in sports and culture.

titan rod vaultWhat’s better than fishing? Fishing year-round! The Titan Rod Vault locks both function and fashion to your roof through its aluminum construction which is not only weather-proof, rust-proof and able to stand up to all of Mother Nature’s fury but it’s also quite the head-turner with its brushed finish and sleek design.

Industry Product Sponsors

Many thanks to the supporting Outdoor Industry brands.  These companies assist in making sure every competitor has a quality piece of donated gear for top competition placement.

4Paddle, Astral, Boater Talk, Fishpond, IceMule Coolers, Hala SUP, KAVU, Jackson Kayak, Loki, NexStep Products, Parker Paddles, Red Bull, Runa, Shred Ready, Slackline Industries, Spookiz, Watershed, World Kayak

Community Sponsors

We are proud to have the support of our Community Sponsors for The Golden Games. These are local businesses or organizations in the area that have shown their support by offering products or services for prizes.

Alpine Angling, Anthony’s Pizza, Barrels and Bottles, Bar ZX Ranch, Bob’s Atomic Burgers, Buffalo Rose, Cannonball Creek Brewing, Charlie’s Fly Box, Crystal Fly Shop, El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, Golden Sweets, Glenwood Caverns and Adventure Park, Goozell, McWilliams Mediation, Meyer Hardware, Symmetry Massage Golden, Rise Fly Shop, Roaring Fork Anglers, Rocky Mountain Angling Club, Ten Mile Creek Kayaks, Vail Valley Foundation