Where: Charlottesville, VA under the Route 29 bridge just north of the DoubleTree Hotel/Sam’s Club on the upstream side of the bridge off Rio Mills Road
What: A 6.2 mile downriver race for all paddler classes.
Cost: $10 per Craft
Save the date! Saturday May 10, 2014 for the 9th annual Rivanna River downriver canoe & kayak race in Charlottesville, VA. The downriver race will follow the same schedule as previous years... 6.2-mile downriver race. Racers to assemble starting at 8:30am for registration. First race starts promptly at 10am.
Racers may be started together at 10am sharp or there may be several heats depending upon the number of participants. Race Coordinator reserves the right to combine or eliminate categories depending upon the number of paddlers in each category on race day.
First place paddlers may finish by approx. 10:45am. Awards ceremony will be held at Darden Towe boat ramp shortly after the last racer completes the race (estimated 12:30-1pm.)
Classes (subject to change):
Kayak >16' male
Kayak >16' female
Kayak </=16' male
Kayak </=16' female
Solo canoe male
Solo canoe female
Tandem canoe male
Tandem canoe female
Tandem canoe mixed
Tandem kayak male
Tandem kayak female
Tandem kayak mixed
Male SUP (stand up paddleboard)
Solo short/stubby/whitewater kayaks (male & female) that
do not appear to the Race Coordinator to be competitive
in the "recreational," less than 16' categories.
Canoeists may only use single-blade paddles.
PFD's MUST BE WORN DURING THE RACE BY ALL PADDLERS.
Blue Ridge Outdoors
Podcast interview with Merrill Bishop:
The race route:
The medals are being readied and race wristbands are here! Please bring an extra buck for a wristband to help offset costs for the race.