Lincoln Heritage Water Trail
5th Abe's River Race

in United States at Riverbank Lodge - 522 S. 6th St.

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  • Canoe Women's (C1-W)

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  • Canoe Mixed Couples (C2-X)

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  • Youth Tandem Canoe (YT12) - 1 adult and 1 youth 12 and under

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Event Description

Join us *May 28th* for the *51st Anniversary* of the Lincoln Heritage Water Trail and the running of the *2016 Abe's River Race*!

Paddlers will have the opportunity to explore approximately 13.5 miles of the lower Sangamon River as it flows north from Sangamon County to Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site in Petersburg, Illinois.

Registration Information and cost

* Cost is $30.00 per paddler. All paddlers 16 and under are required to have a parent/legal guardian sign all appropriate forms at registration/sign-in.*

Location Information

  • Race staff will be at the Irwin Bridge launch site at 7:00 am Saturday to receive your equipment.
  • Shuttles depart Riverbank Lodge at 9:00 am. Please provide yourself sufficient time to drop your equipment off at the launch site and complete your registration and sign-in before 9:00 am.
  • Paddlers should be prepared to launch at 10:00 am and plan to arrive at the finish, Lincoln's Riverside Park in Petersburg (next to Riverbank Lodge) no later 3:00 pm.

*Paddler Packets*

Will be distributed post race as paddlers check back in to the registration center at Riverbank Lodge. Your bib tag will be collected and used for prize drawings after the awards are presented.

*Unique Awards*

Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in all represented divisions. Target time for announcement of race results is 2:00pm but is depended upon the finishing times for all divisions. As places are determined by division, results will be announced and posted. Awards will be held and be available through 9:00pm race-day. Please present your race bib or photo-ID to pick up your award after the results announcements.

After The Race

Race Reception and post-race party will begin at Riverbank Lodge in Petersburg around 12:00 pm. The awards ceremony will begin around 2:00 pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The ceremony and party will feature live entertainment, awards, prizes and more.

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