RiverFest '18 Canoe-A-Thon

Canoe-A-Thon is a timed run on the Lackawanna River from two Mid Valley launch sites to the finish line at Sweeney’s Beach Recreation Area in Scranton.  Canoeists and kayakers from either launch site have the option of competing for the fastest time as part of a competitive athletic event or spending a leisurely time with a fun downstream paddle.  Consider competing or taking a casual trip down the Lackawanna River from these two Mid Valley launch sites; David Maslyar Park (Laurel Street Park) in Archbald for a 12 mile run, and the Blakely Borough Recreational Park in Blakely for an 8 mile run.  Course map.

The run from Archbald offers some Class II rapids within the first four miles downstream to the Blakely launch site, while the launch from the Blakely site offers Class I rapids and moderate white water.  Canoeists and kayakers from either launch site have the opportunity to experience all the nuances the Lackawanna River has to offer.  Please review the Rules and Safety Plan for this event.

As in previous years, medals will be awarded at the finish line for first, second, and third place finishers in seven categories for each of the launch sites.  Participants may use their own canoes and kayaks, or may reserve a rental canoe or kayak (rentals must register by noon on Wednesday May 9) provided by special arrangement to the LRCA.

All participants must register prior to May 12, 2018.  Rental canoes or kayaks will be offered only from the Blakely launch site; if you want to launch from Archbald, you will need your own canoe or kayak.  Competing paddlers are to complete the course by 1:00PM and all paddlers are to be off the Lackawanna River by 2:00PM.

Rules      Safety Plan

Registration – New for 2018
The LRCA must receive a completed registration form before or on May 11, 2018 by noon.
Waivers will be available to sign on May 12, 2018 at final registration.

On-line registration
Payment with credit card
Payment cash or check

Please contact the LRCA (570 347-6311) if you have any questions or problems with these forms.

 


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