Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) will host the Canoochee Paddle Race on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in Evans County, Georgia. The racers will begin at 9 a.m., with fun paddlers to follow.
Race registration is now closed.
The race will take place along approximately seven miles of the Canoochee River, from Brewton Bridge to Rocks River Bridge Landing.
Rocks River Bridge Landing will also serve as the headquarters for the winners circle, awards presentation, food vendors, and entertainment. Everyone is welcome to come cheer for the racers and enjoy a day out by the river.
Paddlers of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes are welcome to compete. Non-racing paddlers are also welcome to follow the route after racers have started.
Entrants will receive a vessel identifier, map and official race t-shirt. Registrants will receive packet pick-up information via email.
ORK does not provide vessels or equipment. Personal flotation devices are required for each participant. Entry is limited and pre-registration is required.
Entry is $50 per vessel, with a discount for students.
There is no cost to come to come cheer for the paddlers and enjoy a day out by the river.
Brewton Bridge Landing on HWY 169: 32.202245, -81.953692
Rocks River Landing on HWY 301: 32.184196, -81.889276
– Do I have to pay if I’m a “fun” paddler and not racing?
Yes. The fee pays for one official race shirt, safety personnel, and other costs associated with putting on the event. A limited number of additional shirts will be available for purchase at the event as well. Full-price registrations also include one-year of a household membership with ORK!
– How will I get back to my car after the race?
If you don’t have a friend to move your car to the finish line, there will be shuttles for the paddlers.
– What do the winners get?
In addition to the fastest singles, tandems, and canoes, there will be awards for best dressed paddler, most creative boat, best paddling duo, and the last place finisher.
Evans County Commissioners
Evans County Sheriff’s Office
Evans County Board of Education
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