Since 1992, the Alabama Racing Cups amass thousands of whitewater fans from all over the world who are eager to take part into one of the most intense competition in the state of Alabama. All 3 local slalom whitewater races are promoted and managed by the Alabama Cup Racing Association.
3 Amazing Races
Each particular race is managed by a specific committee comprised of members of conservation groups, state paddling organizations and other volunteers in the community. All committee members have one thing in common – they love whitewater rafting and kayaking and are well versed in this sport.
All races have been made possible through the very hard work of many people who have given selflessly out of their time and money in order to help organizing this event. The 2014 Alabama Racing Cup includes these three races:
- Locust Fork Invitational: February 7th and 8th 2015
- Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races: March 7th and 8th 2015
- Locust Fork Whitewater Classic: March 28th and 29th
All three courses consist of 25 gates, set at approximately 100 yards from each other. The race format is as follows:
- Saturday: Downriver, Slalom and Boater Cross
- Sunday: Novice Slalom and Cruising
Because the races are all dependent on rain fall, too low or too much water may lead to the cancellation of the races. However, very few races have been actually cancelled so far, so the chances of cancellation are minimal.
Each race is unique, offering a completely different experience. For instance, the Mulberry course is quite broad and offers a wide range of challenges, while the Locust course is narrow, being specially designed for professionals. Everything, from music and camping to accommodation, are out of this world. The view is also extraordinary, enabling fans and tourists to enjoy a complete view of the race course from the above.
During the races, each participant has to wear an approved helmet and PFD. Moreover, each boat has to have appropriate flotation. The entrance fees are minimal – only $3 per day, per person. Camping is also extremely affordable – $5 per night.
The Bottom Line
This event will certainly have a tremendous success, as in the previous years. These races are more than simple sports events, are an opportunity to be part of the huge paddling community in the United States and celebrate the local rivers in Alabama. Some other amazing things you will get to enjoy at the 2015 Alabama Racing Cup include plenty of food, silent auctions, live entertainment, environmental education, awards banquet and much more.
To register simply follow this link: http://www.alabamacupraces.com/register.html
See you there!