Eppie’s Pre-Race Clinic
Current Adventures Kayaking, in conjunction with Eppie’s Great Race and The River City Paddlers, sponsors this instructional paddling clinic to get you kayak ready for the Pre-Race and for The Great Race. All skill levels are welcome. Local experts and top competitors in the paddling and kayak racing scene will be on hand to provide inside tips and insight into the techniques and strategies that can help you paddle far more effectively and safely during Eppie’s Great Race.
Participants will be divided by craft and experience levels. Valuable skills for beginners to experts will be addressed for all types of watercraft. During the clinic we will proceed downstream to River Bend Park, covering the entire Great Race paddling course.
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Time: Registration will begin at 8:30am near the “Great Race” watercraft starting area (south side of the lower Sunrise footbridge, downstream of Sunrise Avenue) and the clinic will begin at 9:30am, and last till approximately 12:00 noon.
Cost: $20/person – payable on site day of the event: a portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services.
Participants must provide their own equipment, or arrange rentals prior to the clinic day. For kayak and gear rental contact Current Adventures at (530) 333-9115 or (888) 452-9254. Helmets and life jackets are required. Bike helmets are acceptable.
Current Adventures Kayaking, in cooperation with Eppie’s Great Race and the River City Paddler’s race club, stages this warm-up paddle race as a way for kayak and canoe paddlers to prepare for The Great Race. Registration and awards are done in the same divisions as those for The Great Race. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire more skills, and get an appreciation of where you stand against your paddling competition.
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012.
Time: Registration will be handled on-site, beginning at 8:30am, at the south side of the lower sunrise footbridge, downstream of Sunrise Ave.. The race will begin at 9:30am, and runs from the Sunrise footbridge to Goethe Park, covering the entire watercraft portion of The Great Race course. There will be snacks, awards and great prizes for all paddlers after the race.
Cost: $20/person, payable on site the day of the race
Helmets and life jackets are required. Racers must provide their own equipment, or arrange for kayak rentals prior to race day through Current Adventures. All boats must be unsinkable. Paddlers must arrange their own shuttles, although some provision may be available from other participants and Current Adventures on race day. A portion of the proceeds from this event go to benefit the Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services.
Eppie’s Great Race 39
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012
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