COLTON - The Round the Islands Canoe Race will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Big Rock Boat Launch, Higley Flow, Colton.
This is a family-oriented race for canoes and kayaks of all descriptions. Boats are divided up by type to provide an opportunity for success for all entrants. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the boat launch picnic area. Entry fees are $8 per adult Higley Association member, $12 for non members. Youth 14 and under are $5.
The distance of the race is 1 mile for 14 and under, 4 miles for adults. Awards are presented to the first three places in each class.
There are three special awards: The C.M. Palmer Memorial Award is presented to the veteran paddler over 60 years of age with the best finish in his or her class, in the event of a tie the award will go to the oldest paddler with best finish; the Chris Murphy Memorial Award is a sportsmanship/performance award presented to the female paddler exemplifying those qualities Chris brought to every event; the Phyllis Baker young paddler award is presented to the fledgling with the combined strong finish and positive attitude, if the result is a tie, younger paddler will win.
At the completion of the main events there will be fun slalom races for pedal boats, kayaks and canoes. with a $2 entry fee for those not entered in other events.
The event concludes with hot dogs, soda and cookies in conjunction with the award ceremony and door prize drawings.
For more information, contact Ed or Judy Fuhr at 315-262-2362