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River City Challenge Eco Fest 2013


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

River City Challenge Eco Fest 2013

It's that time of year again!

April 27th 2013

Friendship Fountain Park

Downtown Jacksonville Florida

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  • John

    Tom. I was sure there'd be a commemorative plaque to honor my list place showing.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Actually it was a good race challenge. Especially since I'm now Twelve years younger than I was the day before the race. Must have been a time continum thing. What a race. Good thing it was just the age that changed.

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Tom L.

    They apparently did not know I crossed the finish line, either. My bib number is not listed. THAT"S why I didn't get a prize! Yeah, that's it - timer malfunction! There's photographic evidence, however.

    Well, I thought I did pretty well at just under 52 minutes (my GPS data)

    May 2, 2013

  • John

    Just got a chance to look at the results. I haven't been 22 yrs old for a while, not sure if I'm even in the right class. My buddy, who whipped my butt time wise isn't even listed, but the fact that I did indeed come in last is verified. Anyone else have issues with their placement in the results.

    May 2, 2013

  • Brad S.

    Great video and pics Mike. Really had a Blast out there! My only downfall was leaving my wide bream, (old man) yak hat in the car. Thus, I am currently in possession of the reddest neck in our fair state. A HUGE pat on the back to Joe and his team for putting on another top shelf event!

    May 2, 2013

  • Mick S.

    Photos from the event are at https://plus.google.com/photos/112327668305446735275/albums/5872283697829199473

    I posted two videos of the event, one with all the photos and some video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IRr_4ywwcI, and the shorter version (4.5 min) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPIqO6Ml-AY

    If you need a higher resolution version or additional images, let me know.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Tom L.

    I was very happy to see the coverage in the T-U today, even though I wasn't mentioned! I thought I made a heroic effort, nonetheless. The overall festival was an improvement over last year also. Happy to see that. I hope it contiues to grow.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Tom L.

    Fantastic day, tough paddling on the outbound leg, but that's the "Challenge" part, right? Ditto about the results - when can we see them?

    Thanks to all.

    April 28, 2013

  • John

    I had an awesome time and hope to be there next year. When and where will the results be posted?

    April 28, 2013

  • Bonnie B

    Awesome day. Perfect weather. Good people. Fun time. Incredible music.

    April 27, 2013

  • Chris G.

    Can't make it! Hosting a music party that day. Come on by after the Eco Fest!

    April 26, 2013

  • verne s.

    I will help providing my plane lands on Firday night

    April 24, 2013

    • Joe C.

      Thanks verne!

      1 · April 25, 2013

  • Tom L.

    I'll be glad to help people after they cross the finish line, cause I'm gonna GET THERE FIRST! (Reclaiming my man card, David!)

    2 · April 25, 2013

  • HANK L.

    Sounds like fun and will get me off my butt. Is there a Super Senor division for really old fogies? I hate to compete with those kids that are only 50 or so... In the first place I'm not there to race, look with the banner, "I CAME TO PARTY".

    1 · April 21, 2013

    • Tom L.

      The more of us, the better! I do wish they would move that line to 60, though. Remember - we're not competing, we're participating!

      1 · April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      "......Remember - we're not competing, we're participating!......."­ Careful they'll make you turn in your man card for statements like that.

      1 · April 21, 2013

  • Mick S.

    Hoping to get pictures of everyone in their kayaks

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking foward to the schedule of events for the day.

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I signed up for the three mile, master class. Look for me in the middle.

    April 2, 2013

    • Tom L.

      The flow will not be at its greatest and it is not a remarkably high tide, so that's good. And it's a lot better coming in with the tide on the second half!

      April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tom.......just like yesterday.Then too there was a 10-15 mph east wind we likely won't have at noonish. But I prevailed, others can too. Still quite satisfing to finish. The promise of a cold drink and the words of encouragement from the crowd will do wonders for the trip back.

      April 19, 2013

  • Bonnie B

    We're about two weeks out. If you haven't signed up to paddle/SUP/canoe yet, you should. This is a great race for all kayakers, just to get out and enjoy the St. Johns River and show our community how important the river is to each of us.

    And, the festival is free, there will be beer, live music, food trucks, and many vendors, along with several workshops to help you paddle better.

    I believe the 2X Olympian from Seattle has a workshop on Friday!!!

    And, there's the film festival Friday night benefitting Riverkeeper at MOSH!!!!! DON'T MISS THIS EVENT!!! IT'S FOR YOU!!!

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Tom L.

      Just to be sure - RSVPing here does not sign you up for the race event. To do that, follow the link above. If you are just RSVPing for attending the festival - terrific! I hope to see you there.

      April 15, 2013

  • timothy h.

    Looks like fun

    April 14, 2013

  • Gina J.

    Would love to join you but Princess has prom that night and this mama has to help her get beautified.

    March 28, 2013

  • Linda

    again out of town.

    March 27, 2013

  • Brad S.

    Looking forward to volunteering again this year.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Tom L.

    What do you think we should do to identify The Jacksonville Kayaking Meetup Group members to the crowd? Especially for the boats in the race but also the members attending the festival? Special shirt, cap or a sticker for the boat?

    March 14, 2013

    • Joe C.

      Hey Tom, I think it would be great to have the meetup represented at the RCC fest!! Please feel free to take the lead on representing our crew!!

      March 14, 2013

    • Tom L.

      Well, I walked into that one, didn't I? Do we have any sort of working logo - something that would identify us? And how many of the 30 attendees are actually entered in the race?

      March 20, 2013

  • Tom L.

    I am signed up for the race! I can't see a list of participants on the event site, so I'd be interested to hear from other members if you are in the race.

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Tom L.

    I apddled the 3-mile course in the event last year in a 13' Easky Venture. There were a variety of "non-competitive" craft and it was a lot of fun. I hope we get a bigger turnout of weekenders this year.

    2 · February 2, 2013

    • John

      That's the group I want to be in, the 'non-competitive"­ class. I don't care if I come in last, I just didn't want people to wonder why I was out there in my 15' Necky Zoar with a bunch of guys in fiberglass racing boats. This sounds like a great time, my plan is to be there-well, I was going to to hell or high water, but since I have a kayak, the high water part doesn't really stop me.

      2 · February 2, 2013

    • Tom L.

      On the event page, there is a link to a picture gallery, and the fourth photo is the recreational class at the start. Lots of boats not up the the class of a Zoar, too. I placed second in my class (3 mile, recreational, masters (read - 50 and over)) I hope I do worse this year. Meaning I hope there are a lot more people in the event. I hope the turnout is such that they have to rethink the parking situation for the third year...

      2 · February 2, 2013

  • John

    Are there different classes for the races at this festival. The people in the picture all look high speed low drag. I don't really care about winning, neither my kayak nor me are built for speed, but it at least needs to be fun.

    January 28, 2013

    • Joe C.

      Hey John, River City Challenge is open to all kayaks ;) You would be competing people in your own class which is decided by gender/age/vessel..kinda­ like nascar! Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

      1 · January 29, 2013

    • John

      Thanks for the info. I need the slow and steady class!

      1 · January 29, 2013

  • Andrea C.

    As before, I'll be there at my St. Johns River Alliance booth.

    1 · November 26, 2012

  • timothy h.

    Looks like fun

    1 · November 20, 2012

  • ruby

    Oh No I will be going back to North on April 26. Do look forward to paddling with you sometimes this winter.

    1 · November 20, 2012

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