Tour du Teche 135

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Tour du Teche 135

Tour du Teche 135 is an annual race for canoes, kayaks, pirogues (the traditional Cajun canoe), and SUP’s along the entire length of Bayou Teche in southwestern Louisiana, a total of 135 miles including small sections of Bayou Courtableau and the Atchafalaya River. It’s a three-day staged race beginning the first Friday in October.

There are two classes of Tour du Teche 135: Pro Race, in which some of the fastest boats and paddlers from around the world vie for cash prizes; and Voyageur Race, or recreational, where the participants challenge themselves as well as each other for trophies, bragging rights and adventure. Voyageurs may opt for shorter races held in conjunction with Tour du Teche 135.

Tour du Teche 135 was begun in 2010 with the dual purpose of introducing the beautiful Teche Country to paddlers and other eco-tourists from beyond and to illustrate for its residents the recreational, aesthetic, cultural and economic value of Bayou Teche. Since the race’s inception, these two groups, visitors and local folk, have met and mingled in happy expositions of music and cuisine that give Tour du Teche 135 it’s reputation as moveable party as well as a tough series of paddle marathons.

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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.