The LRCA is pleased to announce our second-ever virtual kayak challenge as a fun way to get outdoors while remaining socially distant! We challenge all of our regular Canoe-A-Thon kayakers and newcomers to join in on this brand-new paddle sport competition on the Lackawanna River, Pennsylvania’s “River of the Year” for 2020.
The Late Summer Paddle Challenge is open to adults and children ages 12 and up and runs from Dawn on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, to sundown on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Winners will be announced at RiverFest on Saturday, September 26, 2020. More RiverFest event information to follow in the coming weeks.
There is a one-time registration fee of $25.00. For kayakers who wish to register for additional runs, there is a supplemental run registration fee of $10.00 per run. To submit your registration and completed run information, click here.
Please carefully read the paddle events rules, recording times and gauges information, available course runs, and prize information in the PDF below.
We had to postpone our major fundraiser, RiverFest, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The LRCA Ducks have been patiently awaiting Saturday, September 26, 2020, for a scaled-down RiverFest 2020.
The cash prizes of $500, $250, $100 will be announced from the entries of the winning duck number and the lucky person will be chosen,1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively.
The courageous LRCA flock of ten “duckies” will launch on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 3 PM just upstream of Sweeney’s Beach Recreation Area into the waters of the Lackawanna River for an exciting race to the finish.
To purchase duck tickets, stop by our offices (call or email to make an appointment), on-line at Duck-A-Thon or purchase at the LRCA information tent during RIVERFEST 2020 on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
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