Another river first: The L.A. River Boat Race

20140103-101346.jpgAhoy, mateys.

If you look to the right of this post, you’ll see one river event we’re all pretty stoked about: “Off Tha Hook”

But there’s another fun event coming up, “The L.A. River Boat Race,” Saturday, Aug. 30 in Elysian Valley. As journo, kayaker and commenter Anthea Raymond told us, ” It’s open to anyone who knows how to paddle.”

So if you’re got a kayak, a canoe, a paddleboard, or even if you want to rent equipment to get into the water, this could be your chance to splash to a river first.

From the L.A. River Expeditions website:

“The course tests contestants in speed, strength, endurance and water craft control.

“One hundred experienced and intermediate canoeists, kayakers and SUPers will tackle a 3/4-mile stretch of the Glendale Narrows in a race for glory (and cool T-shirts and swag). Contestants compete in various age- and skill-level categories for awards and other prizes.”

Sound like you?

See you on the river, Jim Burns

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