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
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!