Valley Falls Race – This Sunday July 21

Top Left side of Valley Falls

Come all you hucksters for the rebirth of the Valley Falls Race this coming Sunday July 21. This will be a time trial race and each paddler will get one run to post their fastest time. There will be classes for the following : Long boat, short boat, OC1, OC2, K2, C1, men’s, women’s and jr’s ( Organizers reserve the right to group classes depending on class size) . There will aslo be two categories to race in :

1. Advanced : this class will start above both falls and sprint through the first rapid after the falls to the finish line.

2. Expert : this class will also start above both falls and sprint all the way through hamburger helper & twist & shout with a finish line below.

Boofing the spout on the bottom falls

Being a World Kayak sponsored event, there is NO entry fee, and we have a variety of prizes which will be handed out via drawing to all participants.

Location : Valley Falls State Park, Fairmont West Virginia or Valley Falls AW Page

Registration Time : 9:00 am – 11:00 am ( paddlers can show up to take as many practice runs as they can squeeze in )

YOU MUST SIGN IN WITH THE PARK BEFORE COMING DOWN TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE, THE RANGERS WILL KICK OUT ANYONE THAT IS NOT SIGNED IN AT THE RANGER STATION, and THEY ARE GOING TO MATCH THEIR LIST TO MY LIST OF RACERS.

Race Start : Advanced Class – 11:15 am
Expert Class – Immediately following advanced class

In the event that the water is high the race will be rescheduled. High water is anything over 4.7 per the gauge referenced on AW.

If you plan on racing and have a moment please email me with your name, age, and desired class(s), indicate expert/advanced – jay@stonyboater.com

If you have any questions about the race you can email or call me :

Jason Rigby

jay@stonyboater.com
or
412-610-2303

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