Sunday, May 5, 2019

Feeder Canal Alliance Canoe and Kayak Race, June 1st

Feeder Canal Alliance Canoe and Kayak RaceThe Annual Glens Falls Feeder Canal Alliance Canoe and Kayak race has been set for June 1st.

The 5-mile race begins at the Feeder Dam on Richardson Street in Queensbury, and ends at the Martindale Boat Basin in Hudson Falls. The route follows the historic Glens Falls Feeder Canal, first constructed in the 1820s and still in use for commercial purposes today.

Race paddlers on June 1st are responsible for their own transportation to and from the start and finish lines. This is a rain or shine event. Pre-registration is appreciated. Registration fees are suggested donations to FCA Pre-Registration and Day-Of Race Entry: $20 Solo Paddler, $25 Two Paddlers. Race day registration from 8 to 9:30 am at the start area of the race at Overlook Park in Queensbury. Special rates for groups and families participating. Every participant is automatically entered into the paddler’s raffle for a chance at prizes.

A racer’s meeting will be held at 9:30 am at the starting area. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices are required for all participants. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. American Canoe Association rules apply.

From the Adirondack Northway (I-87) Exit 18: If coming from the south turn right at the end of exit ramp. If coming from the north turn left at the end of the exit ramp. Approximately 1/2 mile from the Northway, turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Richardson Street. Proceed to end of the street where you will find the parking area and registration table. This is the starting area of the race.

Finish Area: Martindale Boat Basin, Hudson Falls: Turn left from the parking area and continue on Richardson Street back to the traffic light. Turn RIGHT and follow the Y intersection (Stewart’s). At the light bear RIGHT heading towards the Glens Falls Hospital. At the traffic circle continue straight on Warren Street to Hudson Falls Circle (Rt 32 then Rt 254). Complete circle completely around the park heading back, follow Route 4 north to Martindale. Turn RIGHT onto Martindale (approx. 3/10 mile) – Boat Basin on left.

For more information, click here.

For race or FCA membership information, contact the Feeder Canal Alliance (FCA) at (518) 792-5363 or info@feedercanal.org.

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