...canoe & kayak races...
The Cheat Canyon Downriver Race organizes it's start about one mile downriver of the town of Albright, WV, at the meeting booth for Laurel Highlands Outfitters. The pull off is on the right, right after the campground. Registration for the race usually runs from about 3:30pm till around 5:10pm. The pre-race meeting follows with the safety talk and all other relevant info that needs to be told. Once done, the racers gather up their boats and head on out to the river.
The race course is about 10 miles in length, dropping at a maximum gradient of 40 feet per mile. All the famous (and infamous) rapids are paddled, including Decision, Big Nasty, High Falls and Coliseum. The front of the pack usually reaches the finish line, Jenkinsburg Bridge, in about an hour or so, depending on water levels. The back of the pack, the slower boats, usually finish up around 1:45 minutes
6 days until:
Savage River Water Relase (06.01.13)