River Action's Taming of the Slough

Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Moline, IL at Bass Street YMCA


  • Masters Individual
    For Ages 55+

    » $35.00 registration (through 9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $45.00 late registration (9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/11 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    Individual Registration


  • Elite Individuals at 8:00 AM
    Participants using racing kayaks MUST register in the elite category

    » $35.00 registration (through 9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    Register as an Elite


  • Individual
    For Ages 18+

    » $35.00 registration (through 9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $45.00 late registration (9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/11 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    Individual Registration


  • Youth Individual
    For Ages 12-17

    » $15.00 registration (through 9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $20.00 late registration (9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/11 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    Individual Registration


  • 3-Person Team Registration
    For Ages 18+

    » $75.00 registration (through 9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $85.00 late registration (9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/11 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    3-Person Team Registration


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

    » $75.00 registration (through 9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $85.00 late registration (9/8 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 9/11 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    Corporate Adventure Challenge Registration



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Race Details

At this year's Taming of the Slough racers will be started individually and scored in a time trial style. We are holding the race this way in order to keep everyone as spaced as possible during the race.

The categories we will be giving out trophies for will also be changed this year. We will still have the travelling Corporate challenge trophy, we will give out first, second, and third place trophies to the top three teams in the three-person relays (men and women competing together), top three men's individual finishers, and top three women's individual finishers.

The first racer leaves the Bass Street YMCA (1701 1st Ave, Moline, IL 61265) at 8:00am on Sept 12. Packet Pick-up will be on Friday, Sept 11 at The TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Dr, Moline, IL 61265) from 5:00-7:00pm as a drive up service in the parking lot.. The Taming of the Slough is an adventure triathlon including paddling, mountain biking, and running.

  • Paddle a 2.25 mile loop in the Sylvan Slough.
  • Bike 1.25 miles to Sylvan Island where you'll complete two 2-mile laps on the single track trails on the island, then return to the transition area. (6.5 miles total)
  • Run 2 miles along Moline's riverfront.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pickup is Friday 9/11 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the TaxSlayer Center parking lot, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL 61265.

Tune Up for Taming

Come practice the course at Tune Up for Taming! We open the course for our racers on three Thursdays leading up to the race. This year’s Tune Ups will be on August 27, September 3, and September 10. See you there!

Tire Width Requirement

Tamers must use bikes with tires that have a minimum width of 1.4 inches. This will be enforced whether the off-road trails are open or closed.

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.

Questions?

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


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