Canoochee River Race postponed to April 30
by Emanuel County Live | April 13, 2005 12:00 am
Due to continuing heavy rainfall in the area, the 2005 Canoochee River Race organizers decided to postpone the race to Saturday, April 30. The race had been originally planned for April 2 and had already been postponed to April 9.
“It was really disappointing to look at the weather report on Wednesday and realize that we were going to have to push the race off again,” said Chandra Brown, Riverkeeper/executive director. “But we’re thrilled that we have even more time to prepare and make this year’s race the best yet!”
The organizers have decided to move the race to April 30, which will hopefully allow for this spring’s bountiful rainfall to move through the basin. The Canoochee River Race is an 11-mile flat-water race for paddlers of all skill levels. The course winds through the Canoochee’s canopied river corridor and along its white sand banks for a beautiful race. The race attracts participants from all over the southeast. The 2004 race included racers from the Carolinas, Florida, and north Georgia.
The race begins at Rocks River Bridge on Highway 301 just north of Claxton, Georgia and ends with a festival at Highway 280 near Groveland. Registration forms are available online at www.canoocheeriverkeeper.org/river-race.htm. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. on the day of the race, and the first boats (john boats) will begin at 8:15 a.m.
The Canoochee River Race serves as a fundraiser for Canoochee Riverkeeper, a citizen-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the river. The race is a fun way to show support for preserving the Canoochee River.