Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race

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
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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.