May 16, 2015

  
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Announcing the 2015 Chalk Banks Challenge and River Festival

The fun will be held on Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Chalk Banks Access Area - Lumber River State Park in Wagram, NC. Contestants may compete in raft, recreational canoe or kayak sprint races - as well as a 5K trail run to support the Scotland County Cross Country Team.

The highlight of the day will be the homemade raft race. A Scotland County tradition, raft races will be divided into two classes: single person and group (two or more people). All rafts must be homemade and may not be motorized in any way. Trophies will be awarded to the winners.

Schedule
 8:00 - 9:00 - 5K Trail Run Registration
 8:30 - 10:00 - Canoe & Kayak Registration
 9:00 - 5K Trail Run
10:00 - Festival Opens
10:00 - 11:00 - Raft & Runner Registration
10:15 - Recreational Tandem Canoe - 2 Mile Sprint Race
10:30 - Fun Run - 12 and under
11:15 - Recreational Solo Kayak Race - 2 Mile Sprint Race
11:30 - Raft Races
12:30 - Kid’s Olympics Begin - Kid’s wet t-shirt relay, hollering contest, and more
 2:00 - Awards and Raffle Drawing

Music, food vendors, canoe rides, kids games, demonstrators and nature displays throughout the day.

Contact Information
For more information on the canoe & kayak races, please contact Mickey Turlington of the North Carolina Canoe Racing Association at 910-904-1578 or by email at watersafari@aol.com

For 5K information contact Greg Wrape at gwrape@scotland.k12.nc.us or register at www.chalkbanks-register.com

For raft or overall information, contact the Lumber River State Park at
910-628-4564 or by email at lumber.river@ncmail.net