Thursday, June 19, 2008

Upcoming Races ( 06-28 and July 5th & 6th) and a longer paddle on 06-29-08!

Blackwater Barge Festival Canoe Race

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Portage Park in Cohasset, MN

The Blackwater Barge Festival is a one day festival highlighting a professional canoe race and a Woods Trail 5K Run. The canoe race course, on the Mississippi River, will include a running start, paddle, and portage through Portage Park with a running finish. Amateur races will complete a one lap course lap (approximately 1 hour). Professional canoeists will complete two course laps (approximately 90 minutes). Cash prizes given. Award ceremony following races and each participant will receive a t-shirt.

Registration Fee: Professional $30 per person

Professional Class begins at 1:15pm

There are other classes- call for info and times

For more information call 218.328.6225 ext. 11 (or ; it wasn’t undated with this years info when I last checked, better to call)

All photos from the 2003 Blackwater Barge Race.

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Longer Paddle

Al Rudquist and I plan on doing a 5 to 6 hour paddle the day after the Blackwater Barge Canoe race. I’m letting you know now so plan on sticking around on Sunday for the paddle. We would like for everyone to join us. We have gone on the Mississppi River upstream of Grand Rapids before.


Al’s Round Robin

Al Rudquist is having his race this year.

Date: Saturday, 07-05-08 and Sunday, 07-06-08 @ 9am

Location: Ice Lake in Grand Rapids, MN

Entry Fee: $20.00, covers food on Saturday night

Camping at Al’s, Krista, Sage and Ingrid

Dinner Saturday night-food provided, BYO drinks

Al wants you to let him know if you are going to “play” by June 30th. They need to know how much food to buy. Sign up now and pay later when you see Al. Phone: 218.326.5735

This is a fun race where you get to paddle with all the other paddlers. This is a chance to paddle with someone you’ve possibly never paddled with before.

Hope to see everyone there! I believe Al plans to limit the number of entries to 32. Remember to let him know by June 30th , please!

NOTE: Disregard the August dates for this race on Minnesota Canoe Racers and They both have the wrong date.

All photos from the 2003 Al's Round Robin.

Any questions other questions, feel free to contact me.

CIIcanoe at Comcast dot net or call me.

Chuck Ryan

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