Frogtown’s LA River Boat Race Targets Beginners, Youth, Multisport Athletes in 2016

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The 3rd Annual LA River Boat Race is coming to the Glendale Narrows Sept. 17, 2016. It’s a race, but a fun one. Everyone will be a winner. We promise.

Cost for beginner paddlers is “pay what you can.” Safety equipment and kayaks are provided. Fun is the operative word, with costumes more than allowed. And our new multi-sport relay — mixing paddling, biking and running — encourages teamwork! SUPs welcome.

Event organizers have been running trips down the LA River’s Glendale Narrows since 2013. We know how to make this a safe and enjoyable experience. We want to offer nearby residents a new way to enjoy the river and its recreational and educational potential. That’s even if you don’t own a boat or have access to one.

Don’t miss this unique urban paddling experience now in its third year. Special this year, all racers get exclusive invites to our Awards Ceremony/Preview Tasting at the soon-to-open Frogtown Brewery. Look for more surprises too.

Organized under a permit from the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, any proceeds from the race benefit the education and recreation programs of non-profit LA River Expeditions.

Got a question? Want to volunteer, be a sponsor or have an educational table at the event? Email us at BoatRace2016@lariverboatrace.org. Or click here to find out more about the different race courses and how to register.

And, of course, enjoy the attached images from previous events.

Stand ups, kayaks, chickens, dogs faced off at the 2015 LA River Boat Race.

The starting line for the LA River Boat Race is just below the Fletcher Avenue Bridge. Google 2900 Clearwater Street 90039.

The race features a special category for paddlers under 18 with no entry fee and boat provided.

We like to mix it up at the LA River Boat Race.

Expert Down River Racers take the LA River Boat Race very seriously.

Yes, costumes encouraged. Gorilla guy was a hit in 2015

Come as you are.

This Echo Park couple walked in off the street to paddle in our race. You can too.

The LA River Boat Race loves stand up paddleboards and inflatables.

Inflatable stand up boards enjoy our “Fun” Course sprint.

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