WATERFEST XV Set For June 5-6, 2015
CRBI's 15th annual paddlesports extravaganza is set for June 5-6, 2015 at Rome's Heritage Park on the Coosa River. Join us for paddle-powered fun including our 6-Mile Canoe and Kayak Race on the Oostanaula, Canoe & Kayak Tug-O-Wars in our mammoth Big Cedar Creek pool and the Blue Sky Outfitter's Recycled Raft Race!
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Schedule of Events
(Tentative schedule - subject to change)
Friday June 5
5-8 p.m.: Kayak Tug-O-Wars (Children's Divisions Begin at 5 p.m. followed by adult divisions)
Saturday June 6
8-10 a.m.: Race Boat Drop off At Grizzard Park on the Rome Bypass
8-10 a.m.: Race Registration at Heritage Park
9-11 a.m.: Recreational Class Race Launch from Grizzard Park
11 a.m.: Open Class Race Launch from Grizzard Park
11 a.m.: Recycled Raft Race Launch from Ridge Ferry Park
1 p.m.: Canoe Tug-O-Wars Begin
2 p.m.: Race Awards
3 p.m.: Canoe-a-thon Awards
6-Mile Etowah/Coosa River Race
We call it a race, but if you'd like to kick back and drift as you enjoy the beautiful Etowah, we encourage you to do so!
For those that want to grab the glory, prizes will be awarded for top finishers in multiple categories.
This course is a flatwater run from Grizzard Park to Heritage Park. Along the way you'll paddle between ancient islands, over a Native American fish weir and through bucolic Floyd County. Don't be surprised if you discover a mussel or two along the way!
Registration fees are $40 for solo boats and $50 for tandem boats through May 29. Fees increase by $10 after May 29. Complimentary canoes and kayaks are available while they last. Don't hesitate, reserve your boats now! Your registration fee includes shuttles to launch site, t-shirt and SWAG bag.
The most fun you'll ever have in two feet of water! In 2014, 16 teams fought it out for our top cash prize. This year's event is expected to be even bigger!
How does it work? Simple. We tie two canoes together, stern-to-stern, put three paddlers in each canoe and let 'er rip. The first team to paddle to their end of the pool wins! WATCH THE VIDEO.
Registration fees are $80 for a four-person team through May 29 (the 4th paddler is your substitute...trust us, after a couple of tugs you'll need a sub!) Fees increase by $20 after May 29. Fees include event t-shirts and SWAG bags for all teammates. Winners receive a $200 cash prize, gift certificates to local restaurants in Rome, a big gaudy trophy and braggin' rights. Runners up receive gift certificates to local restaurants.NEW THIS YEAR! Canoe Tug-O-Wars for Scouts. We're out to find which local Boy Scout Troop has the most paddling brawn. Register your team today and challenge another Troop to participate. Registration fees are $40 for four-person teams. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners up.
Blue Sky Outfitter's Recycled Raft Race
Cost: Only $35, includes one-year CRBI membership!!
Prizes up for Grabs in Canoe-a-thon Competition
More than $3000 in prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers in our Canoe-a-thon competition so get out those contact lists and start generating some funds to protect your river!
Here's how it works: Solicit donations to protect the Coosa by downloading a Canoe-a-thon sheet OR set up your own online fundraising page and solicit your friends, family and business associates via e-mail, facebook and other social media. It's simple and easy and they can make their donations online with a few mouse clicks.
If you raise over $110, you can request your race registration fees to be waived.
WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS?
An Old Town Saranac 146 Canoe valued at $599 courtesy of Johnson Outdoors
A Perception Sport Kayak from Cedar Creek Park in Cave Spring valued at $319
More prizes will be announced soon!