River Action's Taming of the Slough

in United States at Bass Street YMCA

Online registration for this event is closed. You may sign up by phone or at the River Action office before 9/10, at packet pickup on Friday 9/10 from 5:00-7:00 pm (Bent River Brewing Co., Moline), or at the race headquarters before 7:30am on race day, 9/12.

  • Masters Individual
    For Ages 55+

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Elite Individuals
    Participants using racing kayaks MUST register in the elite category

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Individual
    For Ages 18+

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Youth Individual
    For Ages 12-17

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 2-person team
    For Ages 18+
    Both participants will compete in all three legs

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 3-Person Team Registration
    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.

Race Details - Race will be held on SUNDAY, September 12, 2021

Taming of the Slough is an adventure triathlon where racers paddle, mountain bike, and run in and along the Mississippi River and Sylvan Slough.

Trophies are given to the first three finishers in each individual category, the first two finishers in each relay category, and the Corporate Challenge Winner. After the race we have a post-race party and awards ceremony with food and beer provided by Bent River Brewing Co. at the Bass Street Landing!

Taming of the Slough
* All categories can participate.
* Meet at Bass Street YMCA at 1701 1st Ave. Moline, IL 61265
* Check in at 7:30 AM
* Race Start at 8:00 AM
* Paddle 2.5 miles in Sylvan Slough
* Mountain Bike to Sylvan Island, make TWO LAPS on the island, and come back to the YMCA. 7.5 miles total, 5 miles off-road.
* Run through downtown Moline to Velie Park and up the hill in the park, then back to the finish at Bass Street Landing. 1.75 miles.
* Detailed maps can be found at riveraction.org/tamingroute

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick up is Friday, September 10, from 5-7 PM at Bent River Brewing Co. in Moline.

The address is 1413 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265. Packet Pick Up will be on the back patio.

Tune Up for Taming

Come practice the course at Tune Up for Taming! We open the Taming of the Slough paddle and mountain bike courses for racers or the general public to get out and try the course. Tune Ups will be held on August 27, September 3, and September 10 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Meet at the Bass Street YMCA.

Tire Width Equipment

All equipment must be provided by racer
* Bike helmets and PFDs required
* Tires must be 1.4 inches wide
* If you have a racing kayak, please register in the Elite Registration. This will affect your starting position, racing kayaks are not
required to use the Elite Registration.

Canoe and Kayak rental is available

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

CrawDaddy (319) 352-9129

Team Competition

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.

* Teams can compete as an all-men's team, an all-women's team, or a co-ed team.


For more information contact Noah Truesdell by clicking the [b]Contact the Organizers" button on the left hand side of the page.

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