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Sat, Oct 01


Gonzales County

Come and Take It

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Come and Take It
Come and Take It

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2022, 10:00 AM

Gonzales County, Wood Lake, Texas 78629, USA

About the event



Saturday, October 1, 2022

Howdy fellow paddlers. This is Mark Simmons and I want to invite you to the Annual Come & Take It Canoe Race in Gonzales on Saturday, October 1. With kind support from the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA), Lake Wood Recreational Area, and the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce, we can revive the Come and Take It Canoe Race in 2022! This is a family friendly event with races starting at 10:00am and the presentation of awards and prizes at 1:30pm. Please see race specifics below. We provide FREE food and refreshments at the finish. Come & Take It!

Start at LAKE WOOD PARK, just below H-5 dam, F.M. 2091 South off Alt. 90, 5 miles west of Gonzales.

Mandatory portage on river left around City of Gonzales Dam, with a paddle to finish line through Independence Park.

13 miles down the Guadalupe River finishing at SANTA ANNA’S FORD (gravel bar at U.S. 183 bridge over Guadalupe) Independence Park.

The race is during the Gonzales Come And Take It Celebration on the weekend of October 1st.

Tent and RV campsites available with showers and restrooms. Call Lake Wood Park (830) 672-2779 to reserve your spot!

The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM, race division start times below.

Boat numbers will be issued on race day.

Awards are given to the winning boats in each division.

Award presented to boat that collects the most trash and arrives at the finish line by 1:30pm.

The judge's decision is final.

Please email questions to Mark Simmons at


Recreational Solo

10:00 AM


10:05 AM

Parent-Child 15 yrs. and under - 18’ max canoe

10:10 AM

USCA Cruisers Women

10:15 AM

USCA Cruisers Men

10:15 AM

Open Tandem Unlimited

10:20 AM

Solo Unlimited Women

10:25 AM

Solo Unlimited Men

10:25 AM


10:30 AM

**Reminder – award for most trash collected on river; bags provided**

Easy Registration via link here:

On-Site Registration Available on RACE DAY. All participant registration fees are due on race day – CASH or CHECK. Checks must be payable to Mark Simmons.

Race Fee is $15 per person, $10 per child (15 years and under).

Pre-registration recommended to secure commemorative t-shirt & SWAG

Race Chairman: Mark Simmons 713-855-7510 (Race Hotline)

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