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Sat, Nov 05


Public Boat Ramp, State Park Highway

Sabine River Challenge

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Sabine River Challenge
Sabine River Challenge

Time & Location

Nov 05, 2022, 9:00 AM

Public Boat Ramp, State Park Highway, Tyler, TX 75706, USA

About the event

Please join us for the 2022 Sabine River Challenge. This is a 31-mile paddle race that starts south of Hawkins, Texas on State Park Hwy 14 and continues to the southside of Gladewater on US 271. This race will take you through some of the beautiful East Texas bottom land.

Cost is $35 per paddler and Classes are as follows: • Aluminum-(M,M),(W,W),(W,M) – Canoe Class • Kayak- M,W, (M,M),(W,W),(W,M) • Parent / Child – Canoe Class • SUP-M,W • Unlimited- M,W, (M,M),(W,W),(W,M) • USCA- M,W, (M,M),(W,W),(W,M) – Canoe Class

Race Start: The race will start at 9:00am at the concrete boat ramp on the north side of State Park Hwy 14. When arriving and setting up please do not block or hinder the access to the boat ramp as there could be other boaters on the river. Same day registration will be from 7:45am-8:15am followed by a Pre-race meeting at 8:30am. There are only 2 public access points on the course. One point is roughly 8 miles down on State Hwy 155 and the other at 9.5 miles River Road-356. If you will be receiving any support from your land crew, then they will utilize these two access points. There will be a mandatory time checkpoint at State Hwy 155 at 10:46am (or 1:46 from start of race). If you fail to make this checkpoint by this time, then you will be pulled from the race.

Shuttles: Shuttles will not be provided. Please plan accordingly and have someone shuttle your gear or your cheering squad following you down the river.

* For this year’s “CHALLENGE” there will be (5) rubber ducks placed along the race course. Each will have a number assigned to them. They will be placed in the water, hanging from a tree, tied to a logjam……..who knows! But……. They will not be on private property or more than a paddle length away from the water’s edge. Only one can be collected per person/team. Bring them back to the finish and we will draw a number for a new ZRE Power Surge Medium Paddle. So….. Do you slow down and get the duck or do you keep your head down and race to win?

1. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed at the launch site or on the course. 2. Portages are authorized along the river banks as long as there is no possible path on the river. 3. All participants are required to have a US Coast Guard approved vest type life jacket in the boat for the number of people in the boat. Follow all state and local laws. 4. Any Canoe class is required to be paddled with a single blade paddle. No kayak paddles. Also, no rudders allowed in Canoe classes. 5. Same day registration will be from 7:45am-8:15am followed by a Pre-race meeting at 8:30am. This will ensure we can promptly begin the race at 9:00am. 6. Boat numbers will be placed on the left side of boat.

Registration will open on September 1st

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