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Paddle & Portage

Isthmus presents the 38th annual Paddle & Portage, Madison’s favorite lake to land to lake race. Join us Saturday, July 29 at James Madison Park starting at 7 am. Registration information coming soon. more

Mar 17, 2017 10:22 AM Isthmus Events

Why are those people running with canoes? It's the 35th annual edition of Isthmus Paddle & Portage! more

Jul 20, 2014 5:00 PM Isthmus Events

Where in Madison can one see Teletubbies, superheroes, Rockford Peaches, lumberjacks and SpongeBob SquarePants all in one place? At Isthmus Paddle & Portage, of course! more

Jul 20, 2014 5:00 PM Isthmus Events

A total of 806 participants in 417 watercraft participated in Isthmus Paddle & Portage on Saturday, July 20. Launching at James Madison Park for a loop in Lake Mendota, the teams proceeded to carry their canoes across the isthmus before hitting the w more

Jul 23, 2013 10:00 PM ARTS & CULTURE

Smurfs, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too could be seen paddling on Madison's lakes and running across downtown with canoes over their heads on Saturday during the 34th annual Isthmus Paddle & Portage canoe race. The feat is no easy task. more

Jul 22, 2013 4:14 AM ARTS & CULTURE

It was hard to ignore the hundreds of canoe paddlers (and their fans) who took over downtown Madison for Paddle & Portage. We caught up with some of the teams that stood out from the crowd in one of the city's most unique events. more

Jul 23, 2012 5:40 PM ARTS & CULTURE

Hundreds of canoes conquered Lakes Mendota and Monona -- along with a decent chunk of downtown Madison -- Saturday. A lot of landlubbers crossed their paths and shared the experience on social media. more

Jul 22, 2012 6:51 PM ARTS & CULTURE

361 vessels managed to navigate Lakes Mendota and Monona Saturday, not to mention the treacherous mile-long portage across downtown Madison's isthmus in between. Here's how they finished. more

Jul 22, 2012 4:59 AM ARTS & CULTURE

It's almost time for one of the Mad City's maddest scenes. The 33rd annual Paddle & Portage will be held Saturday, July 21. "It is unique and very much fun," says Susan Schmitz, president of Downtown Madison Inc., which founded the event. "It takes p more

Jul 12, 2012 2:00 PM ARTS & CULTURE

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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