Lower Atchafalaya River Sprint

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Races

A set of 6 mile races for kayaks and  canoes with Prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each class. The race is loop course that starts and ends at the same location, Morey Park in Patterson, La.  There are 2 mile races for medals in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  The race will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017

Morey Park
1114- 1116 Main Street
Patterson, La. 70392
GPS: 29 41 41.07 N 91 18 07.47 W

Awards -Cash prizes per boat, Trophy, Medals

Recreation solo and tandem boats are welcome to race in the 6 mile race for money prizes or the 2 mile race for medals in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

  1. Men and Mixed Tandem S/D       1-$500       2-$250         3-$100
  2. Man Solo                                           1-$500      2-$250        3-$100
  3. Men and Mixed Big Boat S/D       1-$500      2-$250        3-$100

Also full prizes for the racing Women (same as the Men’s classes, awards per boat)

  1. Women Tandem S/D       1-$500       2-$250         3-$100
  2. Woman Solo                       1-$500      2-$250        3-$100
  3. Women Big Boat S/D       1-$500      2-$250        3-$100

S= single blade paddle D=double blade paddle

One registration allows you to race in all 3 races.

Course Length 6 miles (looped course, start and end at same point)

Also 2 mile looped course for recreation paddlers for medal awards.

Trophy for first place boat in each class by City of Pattterson

Medals by Tour du Teche for recreation boats, Boy Scouts, etc.

7:30 AM to 8:45 AM Registration

7:30 AM to 8:45 AM Boat and equipment check

8:15 AM Opening ceremony and Safety Talk

9 AM Race #1 6-mile loop Tandem Single blade/Double blade starts

9:10 AM #1 2-mile loop Tandem start

11 AM Race #2 6-mile loop  Solo ( single person boats)   starts

11:10 AM #2 2-mile loop solo start

1   PM  Race #3 6-mile loop Big Boat (boats with 3 to 6 paddlers) starts

3:30 PM Awards and Closing ceremony


Registration

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Click on the link above, locate the desired race, and register.

Race 1 - 7

Early registration opens Sunday, May 1, 2017 for Tour du Teche 135 (Race 1) and Race 2 - 7. Registrations received by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 will receive a discount on all registration fees. General registration opens on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and ends Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. General registration fees are located on this page. Extended registration #1 starts Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 and ends Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Extended registration #2 starts Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 and ends Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Additional fees are charged for extended registration #1 and #2. Please see discount codes and additional fees on the Webscorer registration page associated with your race. Please register on Webscorer (see link above) and pay the fee through PayPal. Registration fees include one coureur de bois per boat. Registration fees also include a performance shirt for each registered paddler and registered coureur des bois.  No meals are included in the registration fee.

Race 8 & 9

Registration opens Wednesday, March 1, 2017 for Race 8 & 9.  Registration closes the day before the race. Registration fees include one coureur de bois per boat. Registration fees also include a performance shirt for each registered paddler and registered coureur des bois.  A meal voucher good for 1 hamburger, 1 order of fries, and 1 soft drink will be given to each registered participant the day of the race.

Race 10 & 11

Early registration opens Monday, May 1, 2017 for Tour de la Riviere Rouge (Race 10), and 410 de Louisiane (Race 11).  Registrations received by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 will receive a discount on all registration fees. General registration opens on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and ends Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. General registration fees are located on this page. Extended registration starts Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 and ends Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Additional fees are charged for extended registration. Please see discount codes and additional fees on the Webscorer registration page associated with your race. Please register on Webscorer (see link above) and pay the fee through PayPal. Registration fees include one coureur de bois per boat. Registration fees also include a performance shirt for each registered paddler and registered coureur des bois.  No meals are included in the registration fee.

Race 1: Tour du Teche 135

Port Barre, LA to Berwick, LA · 135 miles General Registration fees:  Pro Race Division (Classes A – E): $125 per paddler. Voyageur Race Division (Classes F – O): $80 per paddler. Limited to Pro Race Division classes A – E and Voyageur Race Division classes F – O.

Race 2: Crawfish

Port Barre, LA to Poche's, Breaux Bridge, LA · 30 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 3: Acadian

Port Barre, LA to St. Martinville, LA · 49 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 4: Hot Sauce

St. Martinville, LA to New Iberia, LA · 24 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 5: Sugar

St. Martinville, LA to Franklin, LA · 59 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 6: Black Bear

New Iberia, LA to Franklin, LA · 35 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E - O.

Race 7: Oil & Gas

Franklin, LA to Berwick, LA · 27 miles General Registration fees: $40 per paddler (price increases after registration deadlines). Limited to voyageur division classes E – O.

Race 8: Top of the Teche

Leonville, LA to Arnaudville, LA · 7.7 miles General Registration fees: $20 per paddler. Open to classes A - O.

Race 9: Chitimacha

New Iberia, LA to Charenton, LA · 20 miles General Registration fees: $20 per paddler.

Race   : Lower  Atchafalaya River Sprint

Patterson, LA - loop course 8 miles General Registration fees: $20 per paddler.

Race   : Race to the Dam

Bossier City, La 24 miles General Registration fees: $20 per paddler.

Race 10: Tour de la Riviere Rouge

Bossier City, LA to Port Barre, LA · 275 miles General Registration fees: $100 per paddler Limited to Pro Race Division classes A - E.

Race 11: 410 de Louisiane

Bossier City, LA to Berwick, LA · 410 miles General Registration fees: $200 per paddler. Limited to Pro Race Division classes A - E.