KAYAK RACE

Join us at Rowing Dock on beautiful Lady Bird Lake for a fun and family-friendly kayak race benefiting the Austin Community College Foundation!

The event will feature a 2-mile intermediate course, a 1-mile novice course and a 500-yard kids’ course to accommodate all skill levels – even if you’ve never been on a kayak before. Individual and double registrations are available, and all kayaks and life jackets will be provided by Rowing Dock.

Please note: life jackets will be required to ensure the safety of every participant, and no personal kayaks will be allowed for this friendly competition.

RACE DETAILS

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 – rain or shine!
Participant arrival and check-in: 8:00am
First racers on the water: 9:00am
Last racers off the water: 11:30am
After party: 11:00am to 3:00pm

 

COURSE MAPS

∙ 2-mile intermediate course
∙ 1-mile novice course
∙ 500-yard kids’ course

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each category, regardless of whether those finishers are individuals or a team of two. Winners will be recognized and presented with their prize package at the after party.

REGISTRATION FEES

All race registrations include a ticket to the after party

VENUE

The kayak race will be held at Rowing Dock, located on the south side of Lady Bird Lake, just west of Mopac.

PARKING

Free parking will be available underneath the Mopac bridge and along Stratford Drive and Veterans Drive.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Registration fees vary based on whether you plan to register as an individual or a team of two, and whether you are an adult or registering for someone under the age of 18. All race registrations include a ticket to the after party, and all proceeds benefit the Austin Community College Foundation.

No one under the age of 8 will be allowed to participate in the race. Racers age 8 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult by purchasing a family double registration. Racers age 12 to 18 may participate as individuals or in teams of two. All participants, including adults, will be required to wear a life vest.

We love your furry friend too but please leave all pets at home. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The event will be held on April 6, rain or shine. We will work closely with the team at Rowing Dock to monitor the weather; in the event it is unsafe to be on the water we will notify kayak race participants as early as possible.

No refunds will be issued even if the race is cancelled, but all participants will receive a pass for one free hour of kayaking at Rowing Dock in this situation. Your registration also includes a ticket to the after party, which will be held rain or shine, with activities moving under tents or indoors at the American Legion if needed due to weather.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to cheer on participants at the kayak race. You can watch the race from the Mopac Pedestrian Bridge for free, or reserve a canoe for just $10 to watch from the water. You can also purchase a ticket to the after party only, which costs $75 for adults and $25 for children under the age of 18 and includes a plate for the crawfish boil. All proceeds benefit the Austin Community College Foundation.

Individual tickets for the after party cost $75 for adults and $25 for children under the age of 18, which includes a plate for the crawfish boil. All proceeds benefit the Austin Community College Foundation.