Who says portaging is just a Boundary Waters thing. Red Bull hosted an urban portage Saturday in which 65 participants raced canoes, kayaks and paddle boards 10 miles through the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis. The race started in Cedar Lake and ended at the trailhead in Wirth Park. “It was an awesome event. It was super hard with a little bit of everything — hard paddling, hard running, a little bit of deep water, a little shallow water and a little bit of muck,” said Erik Hendrickson, of Minneapolis. He was the men’s solo winner. The competition was a race over land and water with six miles of paddling and four miles of portaging. The race was divided into five divisions, solo male, solo female, tandem male, tandem female and tandem male/female. “It was definitely a different format than the races I’m used to,” said Anna Yurchenko of Minneapolis. She was the women’s solo winner. “It felt good to push myself and have fun.” Josie Nelson and Ryan Peterson of Medicine Lake had the top overall time among all racers covering the course in one hour and 33 minutes. Their secret weapon was a light canoe. “We knew there were faster boats out there, but ours was easier to portage,” Peterson said. The race was produced in collaboration with the Loppet Foundation, a local non-profit whose goal is to create a shared passion for outdoor adventure in the Minneapolis area.