Race The Fox
Canoe, Kayak, SUP Stand Up Paddle Board, Surf Ski, Out Rigger Canoe Race
Fox Valley Performance Paddlers: Race The Fox
Race The Fox paddle sports race
Come join us Saturday August 19, 2017 for a fun day of paddle sports racing on the Fox River from Berlin Wisconsin to finish line in Omro Wisconsin!
Fox Valley Performance Paddlers are working together with the Fox River Runners to host a Canoe, Kayak, SUP, Surf Ski Race. This will be the same day as the Fox River Runners hold their Celebrate the Fox Corn Roast. This will be one of the few times you race North and paddle downstream at the same time and the river is under stern rudder friendly. All human power single or double paddle crafts are welcome. Power boats use this stretch of river so there's a deep channel and should be a fast course. We are providing a shuttle service before the race so racers can leave their vehicles at the finish.
There will be 2 course lengths. The long course is approximately 17 miles, while the short course is approximately 8.5 miles.
The 17 mile course will Lock thru the Eureka Dam Lock. There will not be a portage this year for the long course. Timing splits will be taken before you reach the lock and after you leave the lock so no one will be penalized for the time going thru the lock. We will lock thru small groups of paddlers and anticipate the time it will take to be around 10-15 minutes each lock thru.
The approximately 8.5 mile course will start below the Eureka Lock Dam using the Eureka Dam Campsites Campground private Boat Ramp.
Finish Lines for both course lengths are the same and end at Fred Miller Park in Omro, WI. The long course (17 mile) will start at 10:00 am and the short course (8.5 mile) to be at 10:45 am.
Funds generated from the race help make this event possible, will help support Youth Paddle Sports in the Fox Valley along with access improvements. This race and Fox Valley Performance Paddlers are 100% Volunteer Supported.
Online Registration is now open and Early Registration is Highly Recommended by July 24. You don't want to miss this opportunity!!!!
More details to come over the next several weeks so stay tuned and check back often!