The race begins at 9 a.m. and includes open and recreational categories, various age divisions, solo and tandem canoe divisions, as well as kayak and sea kayak divisions. Paddlers wanting a competitive race will traverse the 10-mile course, while recreational paddlers will take the eight-mile course. Both include exciting Class I-II rapids and conclude at Riverside Park. Timing officials will be provided by Georgia Canoeing Association. Advanced registration is available through June 7 for the fee of $40 for solo boats and $60 for tandem boats. After June 7, on-site registration costs are $50 for solo and $70 for tandem boats; available based on capacity.
The festival in Riverside Park will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and free to the public. Racers and others will enjoy live music from Donna Hopkins and Gareth Asher, a river-gear swap, Riverside Park’s “spray ground,” face painting, balloon artists, a “sprayground,” and vendors with an array of environmental exhibits.
For more information, visit www.ucriverkeeper.org/river-revival.php.