Race For The Rivers – 8.27.11

Race for the rivers is an annual canoe race/event benefiting the Greenway Network. They host two canoe/kayak races and a bike race during the event. At the end of the race, there is a festival. It focuses on environmental sustainability and other earthy things. This year, I was slated to participate in the 20 mile race in a dragon boat with 10 other people. I was really looking forward to this boat. I did a practice run and the boat was extremely fast.

Unfortunately for myself and the rest of the racers, the canoe race was cancelled due to the river being above flood stage. They still had the biking events and the festival. While I was sad that we weren’t racing, the family still went out to the festival and enjoyed what they had prepared.

The kids played with the pirates that had a spot at the event. Corvin tried his hand at sword fighting! This is a great event that we plan on being part of for many years to come.