Monday, April 06, 2009

Hometown Throwdowns

The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown series is coming to our region and I (Jason Hilton) have been given the great distinction of hosting these four events. These events are designed to appeal to all boaters rather than the elite paddlers of our realm, and are designed to show off just how fun white water kayaking really is, and remind us all why we first entered this sport.

As such, while we will recognize winners for events, our prizes will be handed out randomly amongst all participants. That's right, you can win the top prizes just for showing up to play, and you could get first place and simply take home bragging rights!

The best part is that most of these events are free, with a few of them requiring only small insurance fees to participate in event in a state park (cost $5.00 ACA insurance through TRPC)

Events include:
1) Stonycreek Rendezvous Playboating – Saturday 4/25
2) Slippery Rock Giant Slalom – Friday Evening 6/5
3) Turkey Bash Mass Start Downriver – Friday Evening 7/31
4) Ramcat Old School Slalom – Saturday 8/22 – Sunday 8/23

Sponsors include:

Jackson Kayak
Immersion Research
Shred Ready
Smith Optics
Mountain Khakis
NuuN: Active Hydration
Rapid Transit
Kayak Session
Salus Marine
Kayak Habit
Redwood Creek Wine
Stonyboater Paddlerwax

You can find out more about these events here

See ya out there with a full load of prizes