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SNAKE RIVER CANOE

Snake River Canoe Race

May 4, 2019, 9:30am

Snake River Water Levels 

The race starts at the Hinckley Road Bridge. Go 10 miles north from Mora on State Highway 65, then east on County Road 3, 2-1/2 miles to the Snake River. 

Buses and canoe trailers will transport you and your canoe from the Kanabec History Center (805 Forest Ave. W, Mora, 55051) to the starting point. The first buses will leave at 7:00 a.m. and the last buses as well as the last canoe trailer leaves at 8:30 a.m. 

Race Day Registration will be available at the Kanabec History Center from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and then at the Start from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. 

If you drive to the starting area you must make your own arrangements to get your vehicle back to the finish area.

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

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 April 30 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

The top three overall canoes or kayaks of the race receive medals. 

Medals will also 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 12/31/18, are added together to determine age groups of 50 years and under, 51-70, 71-100, 101-130, and over 130. 

For further information on individual class awards refer to the class descriptions.

Official timing ends at 2:00 p.m. due to the beginning of the award ceremony.

Canoe Rentals
The club has a limited number of aluminum canoes for rental. The price is $50.00, which includes paddles and life vests. These canoes can be picked up at the start area just before the race and dropped off at the finish line, so you don’t need to transport them. Online Canoe Rental

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.

Rita Sundberg          612 201-6681        skimora@gmail.com
Pat Gorham              320 267-3276        p.gorham@oakwoodproperty.com

2018 RESULTS

Snake River Canoe Club
P.O. Box 71
Mora, MN   55051

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