The Nelson Downriver
Canoe and Kayak Race
Saturday, May 5, 2001||
Sunday, May 6||
A beautiful run through Class I to Class II+ rapids on the Tye River's cool clear mountain water.
Registration: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Start: Rt. 662 along side the Tye River, 11:30 PM
Finish: Confluence of Tye River and Rucker's Run
Distance: 7 miles
NOTE: Safety boaters, those who wish to race early or those who wish to race twice will race at 8:00 AM. The 8AM run is intended for experienced racers as there will be no safety boat support on this run.
Sunday's races are contingent upon paddler interest and are on an experimental basis. We hope that enough paddlers will be able to stay over Saturday night to make Sunday's races possible.|
One and one-half miles of fast-moving water on the James River at the James River State Park from Buffalo Station to Norwood near the confluence with the Tye River.
Registration: 10:30 AM at James River State Park.
Camping for the Night
James River State Park has a variety of comping arrangements including primitive camping alongside the river.
Free camping is also available near the takeout. For details please call Phil Welker at 804-277-8023 or email Conny Roussos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Test your mettle by running the Sprint race Upstream
Proceed to put-in on Rt. 662 alongside Tye River, two miles from intersection with Rt. 739 and Tye River bridge (see map and directions below).|
Register for race and leave boat(s).
Proceed to take-out. Leave vehicle and take shuttle back to put-in.
Notify race official when you are ready to begin race.
Proceed to canoe put-in at James River State Park|
Register for race.
Upon signal from race official paddle very hard.