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THE 33rd ANNUAL OUTDOORS INC CANOE AND KAYAK RACE 

Paddling the mighty Mississippi River for over a third of a century!

SATURDAY, June 14, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

For information, contact race director, Joe Royer, 
JoeRoyer@OutdoorsInc.com

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Outdoors Inc 33rd Annual Canoe & Kayak Race (and SUP) Schedule of Events

June 7th, 1 week before the race- Wolf River Harbor Clean-up! Sponsored by Outdoors Inc. and Organized by the Mississippi River Warriors and the University of Memphis Honor Students. Please Contact Colton Cochrum at the University of Memphis for details, 901-678-1594.

June 10th, race entry fee increases from $40 to $45, late entry processing fee.

June 13th, 6:00pm- Deadline for in-store registration
June 14th, Race Day- Mississippi River Park 7:00-9:00a.m.- Race Check-in and Boat Inspection. Come Early! 9:20a.m.- Contestants Meeting
10:14a.m.- Race Starts – Big Canoes
10:15a.m.- Race Starts – All Kayaks 10:18a.m.- Race Starts – All Canoes
10:20a.m.- Race Starts- All SUP’s
10:31a.m.- Estimated time for winner of Racing Kayak Class 10:39a.m.- Estimated time for winner of Canoe Cruising Class 10:45a.m.- Bluegrass Music on Main Stage, featuring the Bluff City Backsliders 12:30 p.m.- Awards Ceremony and Prize Drawing on Main Stage 1:00p.m.- Park Clean Up- All contestants, spectators and vendors, PLEASE dispose of all trash in provided containers
June 15th, On-Water Boat Demo and Clearance Sale- Shelby Farms Park 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.- Demo is Open to the Public with $5 donation benefitting The Church Health Center Concessions provided by The Boy Scouts 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.- Park Clean Up 
 

The largest canoe and kayak race in the southeastern United States

LEAVE THE PARK CLEANER THAN YOU FIND IT

 

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 Living Magazine.

 

World class athletes who have competed in the past 5 years include:

Greg Barton of Charleston, SC - USA double Olympic Gold Medalist, double Bronze Medalist, 4 World Championships, and a US National surf ski champion, returning to Memphis as the 6-time winner

Michael Herbert of Rogers, AR – Pan Am Gold Medalist, 2001 & 2013 winner of the Outdoors, Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race

Kata Dismukes of Cordova,TN - women’s holder of the race course record (19:53-2013) 

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 member

Over 500 recreational to expert canoe and kayak paddlers from all over the world!

 

2013 OICK RACE RESULTS!

 

2012 OICK RACE RESULTS

 




Interview with race winner Greg Barton
 

  

 

2009 Race Results

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