Neches River Wilderness Race
Aug 06, 2022
The excitement of the challenging Neches River race course keeps paddlers coming back every year for more of "Neches", drawing from both the highly skilled marathon and adventure racing crowd and the recreational paddler. "There is absolutely nothing like Neches from the venue and unpredictability of it to the people that put it on." says Erin McGee, a U.S World Cup Kayaker and regular race entrant.
The race is set up with two classes of paddlers: leisure class and pro class. The leisure class. start one hour before the pro class which means that the pro classes don't run off and leave the rest of the paddling field. They, by starting an hour later, will have to catch up to the leisure class and maneuver their way around and through the slower paddlers in order to make their way to the front of the pack, giving them, in effect, an added obstacle to overcome and giving both classes more time on the river together. Skilled canoeists have considered this the toughest 'little' race in Texas". . . "but the bottom line is that this is a fun oriented event and even for those who choose a leisurely paced race, it is a good opportunity to experience nature on the beautiful Neches River Trail." - Ed Furman.
Frankston, TX 75763
Time: 6:00 AM