The Toby Creek Race Returns July 22-24, 2022
Welcome back! This year is extra special for us as it’s the first time we’ve been able to host the race since COVID shut things down back in 2020. We are stoked that you’re considering attending. Below is an outline of the schedule and each of the categories, we aim to cater to ALL levels of whitewater paddlers.
This year racers have two options. Those who enter the ELITE category will have up to two days of racing and are eligible for cash prizes. Those in the OPEN category will choose which course they would like to compete in (Intermediate or Advanced) and will be entered into a draw for one of our many awesome prizes on Saturday evening.
- 5:00 pm – Registration and check in at Horsethief Hideout Campground
- 9:30 am – Intermediate Kayak Race
- 12:00 pm – Advanced Race and Elite Qualifiers
- 3:00 pm – Youth Race
- 4:00 pm – SUP Race
- 7:00 pm – Dinner, prizes and festivities at Horsethief Hideout
- 10:00 am – Open Boatercross Race
- 12:00 pm – Elite practice runs (with safety)
- 1:30 pm – Elite Finals at Slipping Rock
- 2:30 pm – Elite prize ceremony
Intermediate Kayak: This race is run on a Class II/III section of river with a long runout and plenty of safety. There are 5 slalom gates on the course. Competitors can train on the course in the morning. You get two runs and your best time counts. Max 30 competitors.
Intermediate SUP: This race will be held on a different section of river than previous years. The number of gates are TBD but the course will run through some fun Class II features near the Panorama Village. Max 30 competitors.
Advanced Kayak: This race is run on a continuous Class IV section of river. There are 5 gates along a 250m course. Race organizers and competitors will provide safety during the race ONLY. Racers get two runs and their best time counts. Max 30 competitors.
Elite Kayak: This race is run on a continuous Class IV section of river. There are 5 gates along a 250m course. Race organizers and competitors will provide safety during the race ONLY. Racers get two runs and their best time counts. The top 12 in both men’s and women’s will compete in the final on Sunday at Slipping Rock. The top three men and women will receive cash prizes. Max 30 competitors.
Boater Cross: Details coming soon. Race fees in this category will go toward a cash prize for the winner.
Youth: This race will be held on the same section of river as the SUP race. We guarantee lots of fun in a well-supported environment. Come cheer your grom on from one of the many great spectator locations!