Snake River Canoes

August 22, 2016
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Join us for the 36th running of the Canoe Race. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday May 7 at the Hinckley Road Bridge on County Road 3 East.

The course is about 24 kilometers long. Mean gradient throughout the course is 5 feet per mile. Rapids are generally all Class I. Winning time is usually about two hours, and the average finishing time is about three hours.

Instead of driving to the starting area, you may wish to park at the finish located by the Kanabec History Center in Mora. Buses and canoe trailers will transport you and your canoe to the starting point. The first bus will leave at 7:00 am and the last buses leave at 8:30 am.

Canoes and kayaks will be started and timed by color-coded waves.

There are six overall canoe classes with male, female and mixed age categories within each class.

Entry Fee Schedule

$30.00 per canoe, Pro-Boat Racing Class & Open Racing Class
$30.00 per canoe, Citizen Aluminum and Non-Aluminium
$30.00 per kayak, two person (double) Kayak
$20 per canoe/kayak, Solo Class and one person (single) Kayak

Entries postmarked on or after May 1 will incur an additional $10 charge.

Race Day registrations are $20 more than what is stated as the initial fee.

$10 fee for changing class or partner. No refunds will be given.

Classes

Pro-Boat Racing Class (Class PB)
No age classes
Medals to first, second, and third place in class PBA (male), PBB (female), PBC (mixed)
Limitations: maximum length 18′-1/2’’ minimum
width 27” at 3” waterline, must contain only 2 people

Open Racing Class (Class OR)
No age classes
Medals to first, second and third place in class ORA (male), ORB (female) and ORC (mixed)
Limitations: no restrictions on size, no pro- boats or kayaks, must contain only 2 people

Citizens Class – Aluminum Division
Medals to first, second and third place finishers in Classes A thru LL

COMBINED
AGE MALE FEMALE MIXED
0-50 Class A Class E Class I
51-70 Class B Class F Class J
71-100 Class C Class G Class K
101-130 Class D Class H Class L
Over 130 Class DD Class HH Class LL
Limitations: maximum length 17’, minimum width 31″ at 3″ waterline, must contain only 2 people

Citizens Class – Non-Aluminum Division
Medals to first, second and third place finishers in Classes M thru XX

COMBINED
AGE MALE FEMALE MIXED
0-50 Class M Class Q Class U
51-70 Class N Class R Class V
71-100 Class O Class S Class W
101-130 Class P Class T Class X
Over 130 Class PP Class TT Class XX
Limitations: maximum length 17’, minimum width 31” at 3” waterline, must contain only 2 people

Solo Class (Class Y)
Medals to first, second and third place, male and female finishers.
Limitations: Each canoe must contain only 1 person and the paddle must have only one blade
No age classes

Kayak Class (Single Class Z) (Double Class ZZ)
Medals to first, second and third place, male and female finishers in single kayaks (Class Z)
Medals to first, second and third place overall finishers in double kayaks (Class ZZ)
No age classes

Awards
New this year: Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall finishers (per canoe or kayak, not person) of the event. 1st overall finisher – $150, 2nd overall finisher – $100, 3rd overall finisher – $50.

Awards (medals) will be given to first, second and third place finishers for men, women and mixed teams in each of five age groups for both Citizen Class divisions. Ages of team members, as of 12/31/15, are added together to determine age groups of 50 years and under, 51-70, 71-l00, 101-130, and over 130.

State Law Requirements
In accordance with MN law, PFDs (personal floatation devices) are required for each paddler. Children under 10 must wear them at all times. If conditions warrant, we will highly recommend that people wear them.

Contacts
If you have a question about the size of your canoe and the class you should enter, measure your canoe and decide the class before you enter. If you are still in doubt, call or email the following individuals.

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