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2020 Upper Chatt SUPCAK Race
October 10, 2020 @ 12:00 am EDT
Overview:Welcome to the second annual Upper Chatt SUPCAK Race! Organized by the White County UGA Extension 4-H Club, this race serves as a fundraiser for the White County 4-H youth program. 4-H is a National youth development organization that has been in place for 50 years. For more information please visit www.georgia4h.org. The event will be hosted at Don Carter State Park in North Georgia. This is a wider stretch of the Chattahoochee River where the river feeds into Lake Lanier. Although there is little current in this section, typically the water is shielded from major winds making this a smooth and enjoyable paddle and out of the boat traffic of Lake Lanier. We are encouraging paddlers from all experiences and boat types to come and join us. Whether you are a seasoned competitor or someone who has never paddled in a race before, this event is for you. Open to Kayaks, Canoes, and Stand Up Paddle boards, we have an event for you. Registration:Registration is open now until October 8th. For the 10 and 3 mile race: Adult (solo) is $39.99, Youth (under 18) is $25 (Need to apply coupon: YOUTH20 to get $15 discount). If more than two immediate family members are registering to compete apply the FAM20 coupon code for a 20% discount. For example, you can use this code for two parents and kids or three and more siblings (immediate family).***Deadline for registration is October 8th at 5pm. Deadline to register and get a t-shirt is October 5th at 5pm.***Food and Beverages:The 4-H Club members will have food available, something off the grill to fill your belly. Water and lemonade will be complimentary. Race Events:These following events will be available in both the 3 mile and the 10 mile races. There will also be some other community water events following the race for the whole family. More details to come.We will also have a fun mini course set up for anyone wanting to get out on a canoe, kayak, or SUP. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!Age Classes: Youth (18 under), Open Class, Masters (50+)Gender Classes: Male, Female, Mixed boat (Male/Female )Boat Classes: boat classes are defined by the paddle used: single blade = canoe , double blade = kayakK-1 High Performance Kayaks and Surfskis (HPK): Unlimited class with no specification limitations.Fast Sea Kayak (FSK)– Too long or too narrow (or both) to fit into sea kayak class. Too short or too wide for HPKSea Kayak (SK) Starting at 14.1 feet in length up to approx. 16-17.5 ft in length depending on width C-1 Class: Unlimited, Solo canoe, includes OC-1Tandem Canoe (includes traditional canoe, outrigger, ICF)Tandem Kayak ( includes traditional kayak, surf ski, ICF)Recreational Class: Any non-racing kayak, canoe or other paddle craft, preferably 14 ft or less in length. Basically, anything goes! Solo or Tandem. This would include your standard canoe, sit on top kayak, and some sea kayaks. Stand Up Paddle Board 14’Stand Up Paddle Board 12’6″Stand UP Paddle Board 12′ or under all lengths*** Your registration fee covers you to compete in one event.
Requirements:This race is a USCA Sanctioned Event and requires the followingEach competitor mush have in his or her possession during the entire race an easily accessible and immediately available Personal Flotation Device (PFD) which is marked on the PFD as being approved bye the United States Coast Guard. PFDs should be secured to a vessel (bungee cords or strap) and be able to be released quickly with one hand. PFDs must be in serviceable condition and the appropriate size and fit for the intended user and legibly marked with its USCG approval number. All youth competitors 14 years of age and younger are required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard Approved PFD designed for the water conditions at all times during any race.Each boat must contain at least one pealess whistle, readily accessible, while on the waterEach participant must provide a signature and name and complete address printed on the USCA Waiver and Release of Liability Form Information on Don Carter State Park:One of the newest parks to Georgia, this great state resource has excellent cottages, RV sites, and Campsites to rent. the park is pet friendly and includes walking trails, playground for the kids and kayak rentals are available. We encourage out of town folks to come in Friday and utilize this facility. https://gastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/don-carter-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=GA&parkId=531350Launch Point:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltt1y2s_MjA
**There will be a $5 park pass fee per vehicle. ***
Keywords: Gainesville, Georgia, GA, Lake Lanier, Chattahoochee