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Sun, May 05


Swinging Bridge TWS Checkpoint

Calhoun's Gator Chase

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Calhoun's Gator Chase
Calhoun's Gator Chase

Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 9:00 AM

Swinging Bridge TWS Checkpoint , Dupont Rd, Texas 77905, USA

About the event

The “Calhoun’s Gator Chase” will be held at 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 5.  This is a new race to be held the day after the pre-lim.  The start will be at the Swinging Bridge TWS Checkpoint and finish at Calhoun’s RV Park TWS Checkpoint. Total length is 21 miles.


The Calhoun’s Gator Chase, a new canoe race to be held on May 5th, will give teams opportunities to see the jams and Safari racecourse. Entry fee is $40 per person. Race day registration ONLY. All entries will get an alligator tooth key chain.  We will also serve lunch for racers when they finish.  There will be no official awards ceremony. We understand teams need to get home so awards will be handed out when you finish.

Awards will be given out to 1st to 5th place in all classes.  All finishers will also receive a 5×7 wooden plaque with artwork of an alligator and the name of the race. The cutoff time to finish is 2:00 PM.

  1. Unlimited – Men and Mixed are in the same class– any design – 2 to 6 paddlers.
  2. Women’s Unlimited – any design – 2 to 6 paddlers.
  3. Solo Unlimited – man and woman are in the same class– any design.
  4. C2 Class – men, women and mixed are in the same class– all USCA specifications, TWS standard boats, aluminum, and recreation canoes – single blade paddles only.
  5. Recreation Class – men, women or mixed are in the same class- recreation or aluminum canoes that are no longer than 17 feet 4 – single blade paddles only- no carbon or Kevlar or racing design allowed.

Note that map attached is approximate--follow the TWS driving directions to get to the Swinging Bridge Checkpoint:

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