Adventures on the Great Miami is excited to be hosting the Miami Valley’s first River Race and Fun Float on Saturday, June 25. Launching from Treasure Island Park in Troy, the course stretches over 12 miles of the beautiful Great Miami River, ending at Adventures on the Great Miami in Tipp City.
“We’ve set up six check points along the way and will have floating volunteers to ensure a safe and fun day on the river for everyone,” Brian Johnson, organizer said. “It’s our first race but we’ve looked at a number of similar events to see what works best.”
Race prizes include cash, credit to White Water Warehouse in Dayton and a brand new S.U.P. or Kayak for the overall first place winner. Fun float awards will be given out for costumes, team flag and the team who collects the most debris from out of the river.
“The race is a great opportunity for serious water sports enthusiasts and the fun float is a way to get creative with some friends and share a day out on the water,” Johnson said.
Following the race, participants and spectators alike are invited to the after party at Adventures on the Great Miami with lawn games, live music, craft beer and food trucks. River Race and Fun Float participants will be entitled to a complimentary meal and night of camping.
“It’s going to be a great day, filled with a lot of activities both in and out of the river,” Johnson said. “We’re excited to host people back at camp to celebrate the first of hopefully many river races to come.”
For those interested, the Great Miami 12 Mile River Race & Fun Float will be held on June 25 with racers launching from Treasure Island Park in Troy at 12pm, followed by an after party held at the finish line at Adventures on the Great Miami in Tipp City.
Individual racer entry (Kayak & S.U.P.) is $50, team racer entry (canoe) is $75 per team and fun float entry is $35. Kayak and S.U.P. rentals are available through Adventures on the Great Miami for $20 per person. Online registration can be done through itsyourrace.com