LA River Boat Race

On September 9, 2017, the Glendale Narrows will again come alive with the now Fourth LA River Boat Race. 

Paddlers of all ages and abilities will a find this a fun and safe exploration of our changing waterway. Boats and gear are provided if needed. Plus our new Boat Float Pageant and Parade gives visitors a new way to engage with the river and the community around it. Costumes encouraged. Canoes and SUPs welcomed. All boaters must 
wear close-toed, water resistant shoes.

Our original Fun Course  is simple -- anyone can do it. So it's a great way to (literally) get your feet wet in the revitalizing LA River. We will also again have our challenging Down River and Multisport courses for the adventurous and athletic. We finish with an awards ceremony at the Frogtown Brewery. 

All monies collected go to cover race costs and the educational programs of nonprofit LA River Expeditions.

COURSE DETAILS

In 2017 we have these events to choose from:

Our Original "Fun" Course sprint welcomes beginning, recreational and expert paddlers. Participants paddle a short rapid and then some flatwater, performing one "fun" task along the way. We provide kayaks and safety gear. All are welcome to "pay what they can afford" -- no one will be turned away for lack of funds. (Suggested donation $25) We love stand up paddleboards, especially inflatables.

Our Down River Race runs down the Glendale Narrows water trail. Experienced adult paddlers with their own craft and gear navigate rocky rapids, dead ends, drops and rock gardens. Whew!

The ACA Multisport Triathlon Race combines paddling (again, SUPs welcome), cycling and running in three legs of a half-mile section of the river and adjacent bike path. The race may be done by one individual or a team. Only one "captain" should register for the team at this site.

New this year is our Boat Pageant and Parade featuring surprise celebrity judging and audience voting. More details about how to enter are here:
http://ow.ly/ZXWl30eb9gH

Got a question? Email us at lariverbeach@gmail.com. But consider checking out our Schedule and Registration tabs first. 

Program
4th LA River Boat Race
September 9, 2017
Glendale Narrows 

9:00 a.m. -- Boat, float and bike drop off and check in at 2900 Clearwater St 90039 begins
10:00 a.m. -- Village Square opens 

10:30 a.m. -- Opening ceremony with City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell at Clearwater Street put in

10:45 a.m. -- Pageant and Parade on Rattlesnake Rapid with celebrity judges

12:00 p.m.  –  Down River Race begins at Clearwater Street -- Hosted by Cypress Park Neighborhood Council

12:15 p.m. -- Fun Sprint Race begins at Clearwater Street

3 p.m. -- Fun Sprint Race course closes

3 p.m. -- ACA Multisport Triathlon Race begins

3 p.m. -- Frogtown Brewery  (2931 Gilroy) opens for preview tasting and live music

4 p.m. -- Awards ceremony at Frogtown Brewery


This event is organized under a permit from the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority with key support provided by the Cypress Park Neighborhood Council. Other partners include River LA, City Council District 13, the Frogtown Brewery, Cafecito Organico, Reliable Graphics, Frame Monster, and Camper Van Guy.

All fees go toward covering race costs and the educational programs of LA River Expeditions. 

This list is private.

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

COURSE DETAILS

In 2017 we have these events to choose from:

Our Original "Fun" Course sprint welcomes beginning, recreational and expert paddlers. Participants paddle a short rapid and then some flatwater, performing one "fun" task along the way. We provide kayaks and safety gear if requested. All are welcome to "pay what they can." (A $25 donation is suggested.) We love stand up paddleboards, especially inflatables.

Our Down River Race runs down the Glendale Narrows water trail. Experienced adult paddlers with their own craft and gear navigate rocky rapids, dead ends, shallow areas rock gardens, and a portage to the finish line! Whew!

This year, the Multisport Relay combines paddling (again, SUPs welcome), cycling and running in three legs of a half-mile section of the river and adjacent bike path. Only one "captain" should register for the team at this site.

New this year is our Boat Pageant and Parade featuring surprise celebrity judging and audience voting. More details about how to enter are here:
http://ow.ly/ZXWl30eb9gH

Got a question? Email us at lariverbeach@gmail.com. But read on first.


PARKING AND GEAR DROP OFF DETAILS

Participants will be dropping off their boards or boards between 9 a.m. and noon at the 2900 Clearwater St. put in on September 9. Personal vessels used in the "Fun" and Multisport races should be picked up at the end of Gilroy Street, approximately 3015 Gilroy. Boat Floats may also exit the river here.

Parking restrictions in the 2-hour parking zone ONLY on Ripple Street just off Fletcher Drive will be waived for the day thanks to the help of Council District 13. (Red zones remain off limits.) Please be sensitive to the residential nature of the neighborhood you will pass through. Being here is a privilege we do not want to lose. 

Once you have registered, please let us know at lariverbeach@gmail.com if you will be dropping off your personal boat and/or bike for use.

See "Directions" tab for how to Google precise location information.

Got questions? Email us at lariverbeach@gmail.com.

Google 2900 Clearwater Street 90039 to find put in and registration/check in location.

Google 3105 Gilroy Street for "Fun" Race end point and take out. 

Google 2400 Fletcher Drive 90039 or 2852 Glenview Avenue 90039 for parking. Parking enforcement waived in 2-hour parking zone through the day. Red areas are still off limits.

Location of Down River Race take out will be provided upon registration. Shuttle will be provided from return. 



When:

Sep 9, 2017

Where:

Los Angeles, CA