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8th Annual Big Little River Paddle Race

April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


8th Annual Big Little River Paddle Race from Red Roberts Landing to the lake at Reed Bingham State Park. Racing not required and many do a leisurely paddle. Silent Auction after the race. Race is a fundraiser for WWALS Watershed Coalition and Friends of Reed Bingham State Park.

When: 8AM-9AM Registration, check in, and shuttle
9:30 AM Mass Start

Cash prize: to the paddler who finishes first. Bonus prize if first place beats previous best time.

Prizes: to top finishers in several categories: male and female solo canoe, male and female solo kayak; male 2 person canoe, female 2 person canoe, mixed 2 person canoe, male tandem kayak, female tandem kayak, mixed tandem kayak.

Duration: Fastest paddlers will complete in under an hour, or even half an hour. Slow paddlers may take 1.5 to 2 hours.

The course: A scenic 3 mile, all downstream stretch of the Little River with winding, flat blackwater and some trees to go around. Alligators and/or snakes may be present. It’s flatwater through pretty south Georgia forest, under towering cypress trees, past live oaks, coppices of ogeechee tupelo, and majestic pines. The tannin stained blackwaters reflect the beautiful scenery and are typical of the coastal plain. Paddle it to win or just to enjoy the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT).

Tickets: Early Bird price $20.00 through March 31, 2020

Refund Policy: Refunds up to 1 day before event. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable.