Hellbender 20 Miler Relay Canoe Race - Brevard North Carolina
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June 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


About the event: Starting at the headwaters of the French Broad River in Rosman, NC and going all the way to Hap Simpson Park in Brevard, NC; this race will test your endurance, speed, and communication skills! The Hellbender 20 Miler Relay Canoe Race will consist of two sections. At the halfway point, teams can switch out paddlers. This event is a part of the Upper French Broad Riverfest in the Town of Rosman. Trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 Teams, as well as, an award for Best Dressed Team at the afterparty!
Important Information:
1. “20 Miler Relay Race” limited to 15 Teams
2. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required
3. Check in Location & Time starts at 9:15am at Headwaters Outfitters. Teams must check in 45 min. prior to their start time.
4. Race will start promptly at 10am
5. Lifejackets are required to be worn for the entire race (teams will be disqualified if lifejackets are not worn).
6. All teams are required to use Headwaters canoes provided. You can bring your own paddles and wear your own PFD.
Rules & Guidelines:
1. Each “20 Miler” relay team is made of up to 4 paddlers, broken down into pairs for each section of the race.
2. “20 Miler” Race will consist of two 10 mile sections. At the halfway point, teams can switch out paddlers
· First Section: Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman to Island Ford River Access- 10 miles total
· Team Exchange at Island Ford River Access
· Second Section: Island Ford River Access to Hap Simpson River Park- 10 miles
3. Transportation to race points can be provided, or teams can provide their own.
4. At the end of the race paddlers will be transported back to Headwaters Outfitters.
5. The After Party starts at 2:00pm at the Forks of the River Taproom. West Fork Fiasco will be playing music outside, so bring your lawn chair and enjoy some tunes! The Awards Ceremony will start when enough teams arrive on site. Trophies will be awarded for Top 3 teams and BEST TEAM COSTUME (voted on by
all teams and race volunteers)
How to Enter:
· Registration must be made in advance.
· “20 Miler” Entry Fee: $200.00 per team (Plus $5 fee if paying with credit card).
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/k6WNBP8xA4etpRnn6
· Includes, canoe, paddles, lifejackets, t-shirt and transportation to & from river if needed
· Teams can find local businesses to sponsor their team.
· 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies awarded in “20 Miler Relay Race”
· Award for Best Team Costume
· Make checks payable to Headwaters Outfitters
Credit Card payment available (but credit card fees will be added)
Please Fill Out Below and Mail Payment to:
Headwaters Outfitters, P.O. Box 1057, Rosman NC 28772


June 15
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Headwaters Outfitters
25 Parkway Rd
Rosman, North Carolina 28772 United States
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