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Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race – June 3, 2018

June 3, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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2017 MID-AM HITS THE RIVER SUNDAY, JUNE 4 

ST. CHARLES START TIMES

Boats begin launching at 9 a.m.

BATAVIA START TIMES

Boats begin launching at 10:30 a.m.

Remember, you can re-group at the start line. If your friends/family are in a different heat, you can arrange to all launch together – individualized starting allows this flexibility. Boats are staged in heats for organizational purposes – your listed starting time is approximate.

Take a video tour of the Mid-Am…

Race Day Highlights Fox River Trippin’ From Above: The Overview

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS
MAY 31

NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION OR BOAT RENTALS

NEW START-LINE PROCEDURES – PLEASE READ

*Start times posted online June 2 

 

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The beautiful Fox River is a gracious host for paddlers of all ages and all abilities – a memorable experience every time!

The historic Mid-Am… famously fun times! This popular canoe/kayak race is for paddlers of all ages and abilities, featuring 11 canoe divisions, 8 kayak divisions and 1 open (non-competitive) division. From the ultra-competitive, experienced  river runners to young families and newbies just wanting to enjoy a memorable paddling experience on the Fox River – IT’S ALL HERE!

    • Canoe and Kayak rental discount packages – just show up and your boat is waiting – and gets picked up afterward. Nice!!
    • Free shuttle service between the start and finish lines – including a large-capacity school bus for greater service
    • T-shirt, goodie bag and lunch included with registration
    • Party in the Park at McCullough Park – apres-paddle fest featuring food, music, prize drawings, local vendor booths, live interviews with race participants and awards ceremony (1st, 2nd & 3rd in all divisions, both races) – INVITE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS TO JOIN THE FUN – FREE ADMISSION!

St. Charles Race – 10 miles

OR

Batavia Race – 6 miles

Shuttle Information
  • Six shuttle buses will be running from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 2 school buses are among the fleet
  • Paddlers are advised to arrive at their start area at least 1 hour prior to launch time.
  • Travel times: Allow at least 1 hour from Prisco to St. Charles start area; allow at least 30 minutes from Prisco to Batavia start area.
  • Time guide examples: If your heat launches at 9:20 a.m. in St. Charles, board the shuttle at Prisco by 7:20 a.m. or earlier.
  • If your heat launches at 10:40 a.m. in Batavia, board the shuttle at Prisco by 9:10 a.m. or earlier.
  • Boats cannot be transported on the shuttle buses.
Best Shuttle Game Plan
  • Drive to your starting location (Mt. St. Mary Park/St. Charles or VFW/Batavia) and drop your boat in the secured “Canoe Corral” that is available at both sites.
  • Drive to finish area at McCullough Park (Route 31 and Illinois Avenue in Aurora). Participant parking is available in the Prisco Center lot and surrounding lots.
  • Enjoy a free shuttle bus ride back to your starting area.
  • After the race, your vehicle is conveniently waiting for you.
Pre-Race Packet Pickup (Optional)
    • Paddlers who have pre-registered can pick up their T-shirt, goodie bag, wrist band and boat number sticker at the

Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora during the following times:

  • Friday, June 2: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 3: 9 to 11 a.m.
    You may also wait until race day; boat numbers will be given to you at the start area, and the other items (T-shirt, goodie bag, lunch ticket) will be waiting for you at the finish area.
Contact Us

Registration questions: Contact Barb Daniels at 630-859-8606 or bdaniels@fvpd.net

For questions about boat rentals, river conditions and general questions – and to volunteer for a live interview at the post-race party (yeah, share your story!): Contact Jeff Long at 630-966-4527 or jlong@fvpd.net

 

Details

Date:

June 3, 2018

Website:

http://www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Organizer

Jeff Long

Phone:

630-966-4527

Email:

jlong@fvpd.net

Website:

www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Venue

McCullough Park

Phone:

630-859-8606

150 W. Illinois Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506 United States
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Website

www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

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