Eppie G. Johnson Memorial Pre-Race
Current Adventures Kayak School, in cooperation with Eppie’s Great Race and the River City Paddler’s race club, stages this warm-up paddle race as a way for kayak and canoe paddlers to prepare for The Great Race. Registration and awards are done in the same divisions as those for The Great Race. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire more skills, and get an appreciation of where you stand against your paddling competition.
2018 Date : Sunday, July 15th, 2018
Registration will be handled on-site, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the south side of the lower sunrise footbridge, downstream of Sunrise Ave.. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m., and runs from the Sunrise footbridge to River Bend Park, covering the entire watercraft portion of The Great Race course. There will be snacks, awards and great prizes for all paddlers after the race.
Cost: $20/person, payable on site race day to River City Paddlers. We do rent and deliver boats to this event for just $40.00
Helmets and life jackets are required for the Eppie G. Johnson Memorial Pre-Race. Racers must provide their own equipment, or arrange for kayak and equipment rentals prior to race day through Current Adventures. All boats must be unsinkable. Paddlers must arrange their own shuttles, although some provision may be available from other participants and Current Adventures on race day. A portion of the proceeds from this event go to benefit the Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services. Current Adventures Kayak School and Eppies Great Race definitely suggest kayaking instruction before you participate in either the Eppie G. Johnson Memorial Pre-Race or Eppies Great Race.
Sacramento Kayak lessons and training
For great options on Kayaking instruction check out Current Adventures Kayak School and Trips . We offer Eppies Great Race specific kayaking instruction, race training and kayak rental options for paddlers of all skill levels.
Be sure to check out the Eppie’s Great Race website for more info on The Great Race! Call Current Adventures Kayak School and trips at 530-333-9115 or 888-452-9254 for more info on kayaking instruction or the Eppie G. Johnson Memorial Pre-Race .