THE 32nd ANNUAL OUTDOORS INC CANOE AND KAYAK RACE
Paddling the mighty Mississippi River for over a quarter of a century!
SATURDAY, June 15, 2013 10:00 a.m.
The 32nd annual OutdoorsInc Paddle Demo will be held Sunday, June 16th at Patriot Lake at Shelby Farms
P R E S S R E L E A S E
Outdoors, Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race Facts:
• Voted “Best Race in America” by Paddler Magazine of Steamboat Springs, CO
• Featured in Seattle-based Canoe & Kayak Magazine, Hull Speed of San Francisco, CA and Southern
• World class athletes who have competed in the past 5 years include:
Greg Barton of Charleston, SC - USA double Olympic Gold medallist, double Bronze medallist,
4 World Championships, and current US National surf ski champion, returning to Memphis as the
5-time winner and holder of the race course record
Michael Herbert of Rogers, AR – Pan Am Gold medallist, 2001 winner of the Outdoors, Inc.
Canoe and Kayak Race, beating Greg Barton
Karen Lukanovich of the Canadian Olympic team and women’s holder of the race course
Oscar Chalupsky of Durban, South Africa – 10 times World Ocean Kayak Champion in Hawaii
Herman Chalupsky of Durban, South Africa – 2004 Outdoors, Inc. Canoe and Kayak race
champion and 2004 World Ocean Kayak Champion at Molokai, Hawaii
Rocky Caldwell, Dale Burris, Clifton & John Rickey of Missouri & Arkansas – national
champion and world class canoe paddlers
Ekaitz Sayes of Spain – European Champion (23 and under)
Chris Hipgrave of Bryson City, NC, native of Purley, England – US Wildwater National Team
Over 500 recreational to expert canoe and kayak paddlers from all over the world!
For information, contact race director, Joe Royer by email at
Registration at 4 Outdoors, Inc. locations by 6 p.m. Friday, June 14
Check-in Sat., 6/15 at 7 a.m. at race start site, north end of Green Belt Park
All barge traffic on the Mississippi River stops by order of the US Coast Guard
Memphis police and harbor patrol will be on duty
Tennessee State Wildlife Resources Agency will be on duty
Park permitted by Riverfront Development Corporation
The largest canoe and kayak race in the southeastern United States
LEAVE THE PARK CLEANER THAN YOU FIND IT!
Feel free to print out the official race entry form HERE
The booth registration form for vendors can be printed HERE
Ghost River Rentals
will be the official boat rental company for the OICK race, with the cost being $50 per canoe, $40 per kayak. To make arrangements for a rental boat for the race, please call them at 901-485-1220