Race The Fox
Canoe, Kayak, SUP Stand Up Paddle Board, Surf Ski, Out Rigger Canoe Race and Fun Paddle
Race Date: Saturday August 17, 2019
2019 Registration now Open
Hot off the Press: Stellar Kayaks Boat Demos by Joe Zellner
Joe will be helping us put on a High school Teenager clinic Friday evening. Couple spots still open.
Also Stellar demo boats to try at the race! Come by and check out the fine kayaks and surfski's made by Stellar Kayaks!
Fox Valley Performance Paddlers: Race The Fox
Race The Fox paddle sports race
Come join us Saturday August 17, 2019 for a fun day of paddle sports racing on the Fox River from Berlin Wisconsin to finish line in Omro Wisconsin!
Fox Valley Performance Paddlers are working together with the Fox River Runners and Berlin Boat Club to host a Canoe, Kayak, SUP, Surf Ski Race. This will be the same day as the Fox River Runners hold their Celebrate the Fox Corn Roast. This will be one of the few times you race North and paddle downstream at the same time and the river is under stern rudder friendly. All human power single or double paddle crafts are welcome. Power boats use this stretch of river so there's a deep channel and should be a fast course. We are providing a shuttle service before the race so racers can leave their vehicles at the finish.
So you may ask "What 's in it for me?" or "what do the fund go towards?"
- You will get to paddle a scenic stretch of the Fox River supported by 100% Volunteers with timers keeping track of your progress down the river. A shuttle to get you back to the start line before the race begins. Good fun competition, Snacks with post race results, awards, cool t-shirt, post party with Food and a drink and Live Bands. Hard dedicated effort with continuous improvement over the years and or helping the event succeed over the years will be rewarded! We strive to make this a event full of learning and sharing opportunities.
- The more funds we generate the more youth we will be able to introduce to competitive paddling with hopes to inspire future Olympic hopefuls and future fitness paddling adults with a love for Americas waterways. One of our goals is to provide access to boats, free entry and practice time to a number of youth in the Fox Valley area each year.
- Water way improvements including access points improvements, Eureka Lock maintenance
There will be 2 course lengths. The long course is approximately 17 miles, while the short course is approximately 8.5 miles.
The 17 mile course will Lock thru the Eureka Dam Lock for all divisions. Timing splits will be taken before you reach the lock and after you leave the lock so no one will be penalized for the time going thru the lock. We will lock thru small groups of paddlers and anticipate the time it will take to be around 15 minutes each lock thru.
The approximately 8.5 mile course will start below the Eureka Lock Dam using the Eureka Dam Campsites Campground private Boat Ramp.
Finish Lines for both course lengths are the same and end at Fred Miller Park in Omro, WI. The long course (17 mile) will start at 10:00 am and the short course (8.5 mile) to be at 10:45 am.
Funds generated from the race help support Youth Competitive Paddle Sports in the Fox Valley, along with access improvements and makes this event possible.
This race and Fox Valley Performance Paddlers are 100% Volunteer Supported.
Online Registration is now open and Early Registration is Highly Recommended by July 24 for the early bird discount. You don't want to miss this opportunity!!!!
More details to come over the next several weeks so stay tuned and check back often!
Please thank the Volunteers, Fox River Runners, Berlin Boat Club, Eureka Dam Campsites, City of Berlin, City of Omro, and everyone else who makes this event possible! Without their help this race would not be possible!