Newaygo Nationals Association and the Michigan Canoe Racing Association (“M.C.R.A.”) bring you this year’s PowerPaddle on the Muskegon River. The Power Paddle will take place on 2 days: Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2018. Race HQ for this Event is located at the DuChemin Park Pavilion (Croton Pond Boat Launch) at 5439 Washington Street, Newaygo MI 49337. All participants will receive a competitor t-shirt and complimentary beer after you finish your race from the new Newaygo Brewing Co (21 and older). Cash prizes will also be awarded and racers and their families should stick around for the awards ceremony on Sunday where a lunch provided by RiverStop Café will be provided. For additional information please visit our FaceBook or website at www.NewaygoNationals.org or call 231-414-7567. Additional questions email Theresa@newaygonationals.org
Saturday, June 9: PowerPaddle (DAY 1)
9:00am – Registration Opens: DuChemin Park in Croton (Croton Pond Boat Launch) Race HQ
9:45am – Racer Meeting; (Race HQ)
10:05am- C-1 Women Start
10:10am – C-1 Men Start
12:00 – 1:00pm – Racers finish at Henning Park
Sunday, June 10: PowerPaddle (DAY 2)
8:00am – Registration Opens: DuChemin Park in Croton (Croton Pond Boat Launch) Race HQ
9:00am – Racer Meeting; (Race HQ)
9:20am- C-2 Adult/Youth (starts below portage at the same time as C2 Mixed)
9:25am – C2 Start
11:30am – 12:30pm – Racers Finish at Henning Park
1:00pm – Lunch Provided for Racers and families by RiverStop Café at Shaw Park (Next to Henning Park)
1:15pm – PowerPaddle Day 1 & 2 Awards at Henning Park
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ON THIS SCHEDULE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PLEASE VERIFY YOUR START TIME AT RACE HQ (DuCHEMIN PARK) TO CONFIRM.
Attendance at pre-race meetings is mandatory. Each contestant must have a US Coast Guard approved PFD in their craft at all times while competing in paddling Events.
Inclement Weather: Before Event starts, if thunder is heard and/or lightning seen from an approaching thunderstorm, the racers, race helpers, and spectators shall take proper shelter and wait until immediate threat has dissipated or Race HQ has issued the ALL CLEAR. Once a race has started, if lightning is seen and/or you hear loud thunder; get off the water immediately and seek proper shelter. In the event of a WEATHER EMERGENCY the race may be called off and the race clocks may be stopped.
Waiver of Liability: All racers/participants must read, understand and sign a Waiver to be allowed to compete in any of the Events associated with the PowerPaddle. You will not be allowed to participate if you have not completed a valid waiver.