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From the forum of the Bluegrass Wildwater Association (pictures are mine):
The Inaugural “Not-NPFF” Downriver Race & Club Championship on the Elkhorn will take place February 27th at 1:00 pm.
Register at the take-out @ noon. There is no entry fee…yes, that’s right….nil, nada, nothing….read: FREE!! Come one, come all!
The race will be a mass start format beginning below the dam and run to the old take out.
There will be 3 age classes for both individual men and women: 18 – 40 /40 – 60 / 60 & up.
More importantly, there will also be a club championship. BWA vs Vikings vs ?
We would like to get other clubs to join in the club competition. Anyone with personal contacts to the other paddling clubs, please help spread the word!
Club teams need at least 5 members to qualify. Scoring for the Club Championship will be as follows: the fastest FIVE individual paddlers from each club (regardless of age or gender) will have their respective times added together to get a club score. The lowest club score wins the Club Championship, and will be showered in gifts, glory, fame, and fortune. They will also be entitled to bragging rights for one full year….undoubtedly worth it’s weight in gold.
Our goal is to provide an avenue for friendly competition among fellow paddlers. We would like to promote river conservation, celebrate the wild spirit of the rivers we paddle, and maybe make a few new friends along the way.
The weather the last few years has been terrible. Hopefully this year will be better. We’re going to work on providing a shuttle as well as awards for winners.
PS…this is going to be a “fun run”. Paddlers that wouldn’t normally do a kayak race should definitely get out and give it a shot!
PSS…although there is no entry fee, donation of a small item to the winner’s “pot” would be appreciated. Examples could be something such as a set of nose plugs, a single can of PBR, a fifth of Woodford, a slightly used river booty, a box of matches, a new kayak, etc.
PSSS…race what ya brung…no matter what ya brung
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