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.

Spectators are able to watch the race, for free, from the Mopac Pedestrian Bridge for the best view of the start and finish line. Binoculars are encouraged for viewing the race on Lady Bird Lake. There will also be a limited number of kayaks available to watch the races on the water – first come, first serve! You must sign a waiver and wear a life jacket (provided by the Rowing Dock) to use a kayak.

Restrooms are located around the lake on the Hike and Bike trail.

RACE DETAILS

Location: Rowing Dock | 2418 Stratford Drive

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020 – 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 OPTIONS

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

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COURSE MAP

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 packages at the after party.

REGISTRATION FEES

All race registrations include a ticket to the after party, which will feature food trucks, an open bar and live entertainment by local musicians. All proceeds benefit the Austin Community College Foundation.

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, which will have the best view of the start / finish line. Binoculars are encouraged. 

There will also be a limited number of kayaks available to watch the races on the water – first come, first serve! You must sign a waiver and wear a life jacket (provided by the Rowing Dock) to use a kayak.

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 all food and drinks. 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 all food and drinks. All proceeds benefit the Austin Community College Foundation.