24 Hours of RiverX – Up the River with a Paddle
How long is 160 kms? In a car, you are going highway speed for about 90 minutes. A group of paddling enthusiasts will be descending on River Mill Park in Huntsville June 16th and 17th to see how many 10 km laps they can get in over a 24 hour period, and based on last years results it is between 13 and 16 laps.
Race Director Mike Varieur explains the race is a pretty daunting challenge.
Teams of relay canoers, kayakers and stand up paddle-boarders will be dipping along the historic Huntsville waterfront to Fairy Lake and turning around. And consider, a good chunk of this will be at night, presenting some unique challenges:
The whole weekend is great environment for kids, dogs, paddling enthusiasts and even fans just coming to urge competitors on.
In September, Varieur and his Co-race director Rob Horton of Band on the Run fame, will be running their signature race called Muskoka RiverX – which is an expedition race that will take competitors 132 kms and where all provisions will be carried over the various portages on the two day event.
For all the details and to register go to www.muskokariverx.com