River Action's Taming of the Slough

in United States at Empire Park

Online registration for this event is closed. You may sign up by phone or at the River Action office before 9/16, at packet pickup on Friday 9/16 from 5:00-7:00 pm (Bent River Brewing Co, 1413 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265), or at the race headquarters on 9/17 before 7:30.


  • Female Elite
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Individual
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Male Elite
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Youth Division
    For Ages 12-17

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • 2-person team
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • 3-person team
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.



  • Corporate Adventure Challenge (3-person team)
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.




Mission

River Action
Fostering the environmental, economic and cultural vitality of the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the Quad Cities Region.

New This Year

We are introducing the Male Elite and Female Elite registration categories. These categories are similar to the Individual registration, but are meant for the most competitive Tamers. If you chose the racing flight in the past, consider registering as an Elite for an added challenge!

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pickup is Friday 9/16 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bent River Brewing Co - Moline Brew House (The Patio), 1413 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265.

Course

All Transitions take place at Empire Park in East Moline.

The Boat (Kayak or Canoe) is a 3.8-mile paddle around Campbell's Island.

The Bike is a short ride to Illiniwek Forest Preserve for a challenging mountain bike course returning to Empire Park (3.8 miles paved, 4.5 miles off-road, 400 ft. of elevation changes).

The Run is a 2-mile paved and off-road run finishing at Empire Park.

Important Note

You must provide your own equipment (bike, helmets, paddles, life jackets, canoe). Bike tires must be wider than 1.4 inches.

The race begins at 8:00 am. Please arrive prior to 7:30 to register or check in.

Canoe and Kayak rental is available

Canoes & kayaks are available for rental through the following companies:

CrawDaddy (319) 352-9129

Princeton Outdoor Adventures (563) 289-5445

Team Competition

2-Person Team:
Consists of 2 members (start in canoe or kayak) who do all legs of the race.
Finish time is the average of both members' times.

3-Person Team:
Relay: Kayak, Bike, Run

Corporate Adventure Challenge (3-Person Team):
Relay: Kayak, Bike, Run. Traveling trophy to honor each year's winner. Corporate teams also eligible for team overall awards.

Youth Division

Youth Division:
Introduced last year, the youth division is a reduced route for youths aged 12-17 years. Paddle 2.4 miles, bike 5.8 miles, and run 2 miles. Youth participants are required to attend one Tune Up session. Anyone younger than 12 must be accompanied by a guardian 18 or older.


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