LA River Boat Race
Get out your paddle and get on the river!
You won't want to miss this unique new urban experience in the heart of Los Angeles. Kayak, canoe or paddleboard your way into local history books when you shoot the rapids, round the buoys and sprint to the finish in this first-ever event of its kind!
The course tests contestants in speed, strength, endurance and water craft control. One hundred beginning, intermediate and advanced canoeists, kayakers and SUPers will tackle a 3/4-mile stretch of the Glendale Narrows in a race for glory (and cool T-shirts and swag). Contestants compete in various age- and skill-level categories for awards and other prizes.
The LA River Boat Race course cuts through the newly opened Recreational Zone in the lovely Elysian Valley, one of the greenest sections of the river.
Space is limited to just 100 participants; first-come, first-served until available tickets are taken.
Note that participants should have some experience paddling on a river before (especially SUPs), though the event is open to beginning-level boaters.
Just another example of the creative ways folks are making use of the river as a revitalized public space. LA River Expeditions has pioneered recreational boating on the LA River since 2008.
If you're a prospective Participant who's gung-ho to race and you don't want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind inaugural event, go immediately to our event box office site at Brown Paper Tickets to claim one of the 100 slots (these may go quickly, so we recommend that you act now if at all interested): http://lariverboatrace.brownpapertickets.com
If you want in on some great exposure as a Sponsor,
inquire with our sponsorship manager at: BoatRace_Sponsorship@LARiverExpeditions.org
(You can check out other news items about our history of achievements at: http://www.lariverexpeditions.org/page_news.php)
If you're up for the opportunity to have fun while planning an outrageous community event like this, and to meet like-minded folks who are committed to revitalizing the LA River, jot a note to: BoatRace_Volunteer@LARiverExpeditions.org