- May 21, 2014
-- On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the ACA will host the 34th
annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race (GRWCR) and Paddle Green Event: Celebrate the Rapp! at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg, VA.
Online registration is now open for the GRWCR (go to www.americancanoe.org/
GRWCR), or participants can register on-site starting at 7:30am on race day at Old Mill Park. Races are open to all ages and include both whitewater and flatwater canoeing, kayaking, SUP, and canoe poling competitions. Proceeds from the GRWCR support local nonprofit organizations including Friends of the Rappahannock, the ACA Collegiate Racing Program, the Fredericksburg Fire Department’s River Rescue Team, and the Fredericksburg SPCA (there is a FUR class this year)!
After the races, stick around and enjoy the ACA Paddle Green Event: Celebrate the Rapp! (www.americancanoe.org/
from 1:00pm-9:00pm. The Paddle Green Event is family- and pet-friendly and features live music, food, environmental educational programming, on-water paddling instruction, river clean-ups, and the Reel Paddling Film Festival (an outdoor showing of the year’s best paddling films from around the world).
Sponsors for the Paddle Green Event include Ultimate Subaru, Virginia Outdoor Center, J.F. Fick, and R-Board. Vendors include the Sierra Club, Friends of the Rappahannock, Tree Fredericksburg, 25-30 Espresso, Clean & Green Commission River Management Society, Fredericksburg SPCA, Net Zero Land Care, Brent’s Native Plantings, Falmouth Fly Fisherman, Oysters 4 Life, and live music from The Believers.Learn more about/register for the GRWCR: www.americancanoe.org/GRWCRLearn more about the Paddle Green Event: www.americancanoe.org/CelebrateRapp
About the ACA
Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments;
and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition and recreation. The ACA has over 30,000 members at both an individual and organizational level and sponsors over 4,300 events each year, including 200 races. The ACA education program has an annual estimated outreach of 800,000 people. For more information, please visit www.americancanoe.org