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York River Challenge
July 7 - July 8
York River Paddle Challenge
Courses run on York River and on Baptiste Lake, ending in downtown Bancroft. The shorter courses on the river have no portages while the race starting on the lake also features a river section with swifts; some must be portaged, and some can be run, depending upon water levels. The river has deep and shallow sections, twists and technical elements. The lake section is deep and can have waves. All funds raised go to help support Bancroft Community Transits’ transportation for children and youth in the community; for employment and social programs that foster social inclusion.
Saturday races are on the river only following the York River to Riverside Park. Sunday races are on lake then river with up to three portages. The course is lake paddling for 8.6 km, portage 1.5 km and continues down the York River for 13.1 km to the finish line at Riverside Park in Bancroft.
Register in advance at http://bancroftcommunitytransit.com/
Gwen Coish: firstname.lastname@example.org