Southern Raft Supply Mountain SUP Race

Saturday 7th, 2013 1:00pm

With the lush banks of the Green River as the backdrop, competitors will make their way down this 4.8 mile stretch of river racing against the clock. Starting at Wilderness Cove Campground and finishing and Big Rock Take-Out, racers will navigate this class I/II section of river and take on the challenges of drops, wave trains, rocks, and holes. The top 10 racers (overall) will be invited to compete on Sunday, September 8th in the Southern Raft Supply Mountain SUP Class III+ exhibition event on the Upper Green, through Bayless’ Boof(Class III+). This will be a 1/2 mile down river sprint.

Time:
Saturday September 7th 1:00pm
Exhibition Race: Sunday September 8th 10:00am

Cost:
$40 (before Thursday 09/05/2013 at 9pm EST)
$55 (after 09/05/2013 at 9pm EST)
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Course Description:
The Southern Raft Supply Mountain SUP Race will take place on the Lower Green River from Wilderness Cove Campground to Big Rock Take-Out. Both the put-in and take-out beaches are on river right. This is 4.8 miles Class I/II section of river. Racers are released on timed intervals every 30 seconds. Please note that this section of river can be shallow and rocky in places.
For more information on access points and river description, CLICK HERE.

Exhibition
The top 10 overall will be invited to The Southern Raft Supply Mountain SUP Exhibition Race that will take place on the Upper Green starting at a pool above Bayless’ Boof (class III+ rapid) and continue down stream for roughly .5 miles through class II rapids. Contestants will be required to paddle into the starting line from the Upper Green Parking Lot through class I/II rapids. The paddle takes around 20-30 minutes. The finals will be timed intervals leaving every minute.

Divisions:
There will be a women’s and men’s class for this event.

Awards:
Top 3 finishers in each class will be awarded prizes.

Notes:
All athletes must check in and pick up their bibs at registration, located at Wilderness Cove Campground. Each athlete must bring a photo ID and sign a waiver at registration. Family or friends cannot check an athlete in. Registration/Check In closes 30 minutes prior to the event. Gear check will be done at Wilderness Cove Campground prior to the race.
All athletes are required to attend a mandatory Racers Meeting at 12:30 at Wilderness Cove Campground. This is where the starting order will be announced. Gear must be checked and cleared prior to this meeting.

Check In/Late Registration:
Athletes are STRONGLY encouraged to register online. Online registration closes at 9pm on Thursday, September 5th, 2013. On-site registration is possible for a $15 late registration fee during open hours of Green River Games Registration. All registration and check in closes 1 hour prior to the event. All athletes must check in and pick up their bibs at registration prior to the event. See Registration hours and locations below.

Registration will be open:
Friday: 12:00pm-9:00pm at THE GORGE
Saturday: 5:30am-12:30pm at Wilderness Cove Campground

Parking:
There is parking at both the put-in and the take-out. Green River Games is not providing an “official shuttle” for this event. Please carpool from registration/check in at Wilderness Cove Campground.

Rules:
-All contestants are required to wear: Coast Guard approved PFD, helmet, and protective footwear at all times
-Racers must supply all their own gear
-Max board length:12’6″
-No leashes (leashes with a quick-release waist belt are OK)
-No double blade paddles
-Racers must be competent swimmers
-Racers must understand moving current and the dangers it posses
-Racers must follow all federal,state, and local laws at regulations at all time during The Green River Games
-Racers must sign a waiver and have their gear checked before being cleared to race

Register online now! http://greenrivergames.com/?page_id=71