The event is organized by Rome-based Coosa River Basin Initiative.
Registration is still open for Friday night’s Kayak Tug-O-Wars for children and adults as well as for Saturday’s 13-mile race on the Oostanaula River and the Canoe Tug-O-Wars.
The registration fee is $5 per person and includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a new kayak from Blue Sky Outfitter.
Saturday will also feature an all-day environmental fair highlighted by live reptile birds of prey shows at Ridge Ferry Park. The fair will also include a portable aquarium filled with fish from the Oostanaula River, children’s activities, food and the Environmental Quiz Bowl tournament for elementary area schools. Admission is free.
The Kayak Tug-O-War begins Friday at 5 p.m. with Kayaks tied end-to-end and paddlers in each boat trying to “paddle-pull” their opponent across a pool provided by Johnson Outdoors and Cedar Creek Park in Cave Spring. The competition will include multiple children’s divisions as well as adult divisions and a special parent/child tandem division.
Saturday’s event includes a 13-mile canoe and kayak race on the Oostanaula River, Tug-O-Wars and the Environmental Fair. Complimentary canoes are available.
Some 150 canoeists, kayakers and paddleboarders are expected to participate in the 13-mile race. Registration fees are $50 for solo boats and $60 for tandem boats.
The Canoe Tug-O-Wars pit four-person co-ed teams against one another in a double-elimination tournament. The winner receives a $200 cash prize and gift certificates to area restaurants. A special division for Boy Scout troops is also planned. Registration fees for adult teams are $100, and $20 for Scout troop teams.
For more information, contact CRBI Director Joe Cook 706-232-2724 or email at email@example.com.