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Sturgis Ferry, Iowa City (map)

Come splash and join the fun on the Iowa River Sat. June 8th for the 4th Annual Great Iowa River Canoe and Kayak Race - with Company Challenge! Awards will be given to winners of canoe and kayak divisions and a Traveling Paddle Award for the Company Challenge. The 9 mile paddling race begins at Sturgis Ferry, Iowa City and ends at Hills Access, Hills, Iowa. In addition there will be a pancake breakfast provided by Hy-Vee during registration prior to the race. The race is a community building and fundraising event. Race organizers are Iowa Valley RC&D, Fin & Feather and the City of Iowa City. Funds will support the Iowa Valley RC&D in their work on behalf of conservation, watershed, local foods, scenic byways, tourism, and economic development projects. Register online at Early registration ends May 25th. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. For additional information contact

DATE: Saturday, June 8, 2013.

DISTANCE: Nine miles (9) –Sturgis Access, Iowa City to Hills Access, Hills, Iowa

CHECK IN: 7:00-8:15 am at the Fin and Feather Parking Lot, Iowa City. (Pre-registered entrants must check-in to get a boat number). Race instructions at Sturgis Access start at 8:30 am


TRANSPORTATION: Free shuttle available, details forthcoming.

AVERAGE TIME: 1 hour 30 Minutes, approximately

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Available at Fin and Feather the morning of the race.


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