9th Annual BIG Little River Paddle Race
Postponed due to weather to 2PM, Sunday, April 25, 2021.
You can win in any of a dozen categories, from fastest paddler, one and two person canoe (male and female), solo or tandem kayak (male and female), youngest paddler, oldest paddler, paddler from furthest away, and slowest paddler. There is a cash prize of $100 and a trophy for First Place, plus another $200 if you beat the record time, and hats for all the other winners. You are not required to race: it’s a nice spring paddle anyway! You can just paddle along this scenic three-mile stretch of tea-colored river on the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.
Registration is ONLY available on-line at wwals.net ($20 until April 1; $30 thereafter) up to Thursday, April 22 at 5 pm, while slots last.
The race will start at Red Roberts Landing, on Roundtree Bridge Road, off of I-75 Exit 41 (Sparks). You can rent boats from Reed Bingham State Park (reservations must be arranged in advance when you buy your BLRPR ticket), and there is a park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle. The race finishes at the Colquitt County side boat ramp in the park. Participants must arrange their own shuttle back to the start (or paddle back upstream after the race.) Distancing and masks will be required at start and finish and life jackets are required on the water.
Be sure to register early as this event will have four heats of ten boats each starting 15 minutes apart beginning at 9 a.m. It can take two hours for everybody to paddle down to Reed Bingham State Park Boat Ramp (West), after which we will have lunch at about noon, followed by the awards. A fun day for the whole family.
For more information and to purchase tickets please follow this link: https://wwals.net/?p=55153