More than 200 paddlers are expected to make a splash May 4-5 at the organization’s annual paddlesports and environmental education extravaganza that will feature a 13-mile canoe and kayak race on the Oostanaula River, Canoe and Kayak Tug-O-Wars and a free Environmental Fair.
Registration fees for the Race are $40 for solo boats and $50 for tandem boats through
April 30. A $10 late fee applies to all entries received after the early bird deadline. CRBI provides complimentary canoes and kayaks for those who do not have their own boats. The Race launches from Ga. 140 in Armuchee on the morning of May 5.
Registration fees for the Canoe Tug-O-Wars are $80 for a four-person team through April 30 and $100 after the early bird deadline. The Canoe Tug-O-War will take place May 5 beginning at 2 p.m. in a mammoth portable pool provided by Johnson Outdoors and Cedar Creek Park.
In the event, canoes will be tied stern-to-stern and opposing teams will attempt to paddle-pull their opponents across the pool. The winner of the double-elimination tournament
will receive a $200 cash prize and gift certificates to area restaurants.
Registration for Kayak Tug-O-Wars is $5 per person and includes a raffle ticket to win a new Crescent Splash Kayak from Blue Sky Outfitter in Rome. Kayak Tug-O-Wars will kick off WATERFEST weekend, Friday, May 4, from 5-8 p.m. Competition will be held in three youth divisions, adult divisions and a special parent-child tandem division.
WATERFEST also includes a free Environmental Fair featuring a reptile show from Southeastern Reptile Rescue, a birds of prey show from Winged Ambassadors, an Environmental Quiz Bowl tournament for are elementary schools, children’s activities and great food.
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