Lake Metroparks Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race Saturday, April 18, 2015 Boats depart 9 to 10 am Race begins at Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark and ends at Hidden Valley Park in Madison. Race course is 8.5 miles. Save $8 per person by registering by April 13! • For additional information, contact Brian Davidson at 440-256-2118 x4110 or [email protected] • To register, mail in the attached registration form, visit lakemetroparks.com or call the Lake Metroparks Registration Department at 440-358-7275. To volunteer for this event, contact Bev Caduff at 440-585-3041 x6322 or [email protected] MADDEST HAT CONTEST Are you mad? (All racers qualify!) Design a hat (or some sort of river-worthy headgear) and wear it April 18. The “maddest hat” wins a prize! The more creative, the better— just go crazy! Hats must be worn during the race and fit under bridges (clearance approx. 140 ft.). Exclusive health care sponsor of Willoughby Lake Metroparks Registration Department Raccoon Run Livery 11211 Spear Rd. 440-466-7414 Concord Twp., Ohio 44077 440-358-7275 Metroparks does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, nationality or disability in employment, services, programs, or lakemetroparks.com Lake activities. Should special assistance be required in visiting and/or participating in programs or activities of Lake Metroparks, please call 800-669-9226 or 440-358-7275 at least 48 hours in advance. Canoe & Kayak Race Registration Form Please complete both sides of entry form and mail to: Lake Metroparks Registration Department 11211 Spear Rd., Concord Twp., Ohio 44077 You may also register by calling 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226 or register online at lakemetroparks.com. CANOE & KAYAK RACE ENTRY FEE $12 per person pre-registered (by noon, Monday, April 13) $17 pre-registered with $5 donation to Western Reserve Land Conservancy Name: _________________________________________________ Official Use Only BIB # ____________________ CLASS ___________________ PAID $ ___________________ $20 per person same day (Registration 7:30 am) $25 same day with $5 donation to W.R.L.C. Name: _________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________Address: ________________________________________________ E-mail: _________________________________________________ E-mail: _________________________________________________ Date of birth: _____________ Age: _______ Date of birth: _____________ Age: _______ Phone (day): __________________ (evening): _________________ Phone (day): __________________ (evening): _________________ Boat size: __________________ Circle one: KAYAK CANOE Payment Circle one VISA / MC / DC or make check payable to Lake Metroparks Card number: ___________________________________________ All canoes and kayaks must be properly registered with the state of Ohio. For more information, call ODNR Watercraft Division at 440-964-0518. Expiration date: _________ V code: _________ NOTE: RACE DIRECTORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COMBINE OR ELIMINATE CLASSES. • NO PRO OR ICF BOATS. • AGES 10 & OLDER, YOUNGER THAN 18 WITH AN ADULT. • NO RIDERS NOT PADDLING IN RACE. MAXIMUM TWO PEOPLE PER BOAT. • PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS MANDATORY. • Shuttle provided to and from start to finish lines; runs 7:30 am to 2:30 pm (or race completion). Racers only— no transportation for boats. • The race begins at Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark and finishes at Hidden Valley Park. • Parking is available on the north and south sides of Harpersfield Dam. • Contestants leave in one-minute intervals. The first boats depart at 9 am. Last boats depart by 10 am. • All canoes and kayaks start approximately 10 yards from shore, with participants outside their boats. No in-water start for kayaks this year. • All participants finish by securing their boats onshore, and ringing the bell located at the picnic pavilion at Hidden Valley Park. • Life jackets must be worn at all times or racer will be disqualified. No inflatable life jackets. No Type II life jackets. • In each closed boat, the boater is required to have sufficient flotation. • ODNR Watercraft Division may inspect boats, equipment and registrations. • All racers not finishing the race on race day must report to the race director as soon as possible at the finish pavilion or call 440-413-5186. • For race day conditions and information, call the SPORTS HOTLINE: 440-256-2118 x4178. • In the event of bad weather, high water, etc., Lake Metroparks reserves the right to cancel, postpone or alter the race for the safety of all racers and spectators. • Low water location: downstream Grand River Landing start and finish • To register online, visit lakemetroparks.com. Registration cutoff is noon on Monday, April 13. • Race map available online at lakemetroparks.com. • Second runs not permitted. • Results will be posted within one week of completion of race. • Raccoon Run Canoe Livery 440-466-7414 • Grand River Canoe Livery 440-813-0413, 800-ME-CANOE 84 90 Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark 307 Grand River 534 Hidden Valley Park 528 PLEASE CHECK THE RACE CLASS YOU WILL BE COMPETING IN (CHOOSE ONLY ONE CLASS) NOVICE CANOE _____ Novice A (combined age of 65 or younger) (combined age of 66 & older) _____ Novice B Novice classes are open to aluminum and plastic canoes. Novice racers are individuals who have never placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any race longer than five miles. PLEASURE CANOE _____ Pleasure (all canoes, non-racing type) _____ Over & Under (One participant is age 15 or younger, the other participant is at least 18 years older than the first.) _____ Coed _____ Master (age 40 and older) Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race Waiver (10 second handicap will be deducted for every year over 40) Age day of race: _____ Age day of race: _____ KAYAK CLASSES (check class & age category) _____ Women’s Solo Kayak (all kayaks): Ages 29 & younger Ages 50 to 59 Ages 30 to 39 Ages 60 & older Ages 40 to 49 _____ Men’s Down River Kayak longer than 14 ft.: Ages 34 & younger Ages 35 & older _____ Men’s Kayak 14 ft. & shorter: Ages 29 & younger Ages 50 to 59 Ages 30 to 39 Ages 60 & older Ages 40 to 49 _____ Double Kayak (All) _____ Non-conforming class (Race for time only, no awards) The undersigned knows and understands the perilous nature of his or her undertaking, as it relates to the loss of life or limb, or to any property damage, including but not limited to, such hazards as boulders and other obstacles, strainers, undercut or entrapping formations, falls, holes, reversals, and other water formations, changing conditions, cold high water, and other hazards. In consideration of being allowed to compete in the Lake Metroparks Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race, the undersigned hereby voluntarily assumes all risk or damage to his or her person or property and the undersigned, for him or herself, hereby releases Lake Metroparks, its officers, its members and the race organizers and sponsors, as well as any person or organizations owning land adjacent to or on which the race is conducted from every claim, liability, or demand of any kind for, or on account of, any personal injury or damage of any kind sustained by him or her. Signature of entrant: ____________________________________________________ Date: ____________________ Signature of entrant: ____________________________________________________ Date: ____________________ Signature of parent*: ___________________________________________________ Date: ____________________ *Entrants younger than 18 years of age must have waiver signed by a parent.
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