Smith River Boat Race
Event Info
Date: August 10, 2019

Start Time: 12:30 PM

Distance: 4.8 Miles

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Smith River Sports Complex
1000 Irisburg Road
Axton, VA 24054
Aug 10, 2019
  • 8:00 AM Upstream Shuttle Service Begins
  • 9:00 AM Smith River Fest Begins
  • 9:30 AM Registration for Smith River Boat Race
  • 10:00 AM Helgramite Hustle 5K Mud Run Starts
  • 11:00 AM Downstream Shuttle Service Begins
  • 11:30 AM Registration for Smith River Boat Race is Closed
  • 12:00 PM Last Boat Race Shuttle Departs
  • 12:15 PM Mandatory Safety Meeting at Starting Line
  • 12:30 PM Smith River Boat Race Starts
  • 3:00 PM Awards Ceremony for Helgramite Hustle 5K & Smith River Boat Race
  • 4:00 PM Smith River Fest Ends
  • 5:00 PM Shuttle Service Ends
Awards are given in the following categories:
Racing Kayak Male
Racing Kayak Female
Rec Kayak Male (age 45 & under)
Rec Kayak Male (age 46 & up)
Rec Kayak Female (age 45 & under)
Rec Kayak Female (age 46 & up)
Solo Canoe Male
Solo Canoe Female
Tandem Kayak
Tandem Canoe
Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP)

River Safety
All boaters must wear a coast guard approved PFD (life jacket) when on the river.
Paddle with others if possible.
Carry a spare paddle.
When paddling in wind, stay close to the shore.
Use caution when launching or landing on slippery rocks or muddy areas.
If you capsize, stay calm. Hold onto boat and paddle and move to shallow water.
Do not attempt to stand up in moving water deeper than knee deep.
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