Start : Saturday July 27, 2019
Registration Opens: Jan 1, 2019
Director : Jon Harwood
Getting to the Start
From Aberdeen, follow the Westport Hwy (105) to the Bay City bridge (about 15 miles). Take the first right and follow the road to the shore.
Get directions via Google Maps
Register online and save five bucks on race day!
If you are under 18 years of age you can download the waiver and get parental permission here: Entry/Release Form (PDF).
New 2019 Course TBA! Map coming soon
Free camping available.
*Ducks are not in season. Please, no shotguns on the race course.
2018’s Elk River race course was an extreme navigational challenge! The new course not only took physical fortitude, but also mental acuity. Following a serpentine route through the upper estuary and duck hunter’s paradise*, your mind (but hopefully not your boat) may be mired by the beauty and challenge of the back country. Beware that you may encounter jumping fish, elk, deer, bear, shallow water, weeds, mud, and evidence of the 1700 tsunami! (May not be suitable for 8-man rowing shells. Marginally more challenging for the 8+ & 8X rowing shells. You must be in tune with nature and have the mental toughness to complete this marvelous (stupendous, adventurous) event. Be there, accept the challenge, and enjoy a free albacore tuna barbecue and oysters afterwards.
Because of frequent course changes over the years, there is no course record to compare year to year.
$15 per person; $5 discount if you pre-register (see button above!)
Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category. There will be oysters after the race.
Camping and Lodging
For lodging information call: Westport Greyland Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-345-6223.
Free camping available at the Heikkila’s Friday and Saturday night; BBQ/potluck Saturday evening.