Distance: 300 meters.
Course: 6 underwater-gridded lanes marked by buoys.
Start/ finish line: the start line is located 300 meters up river from the amphitheater stage. Each lane has its own start dock which the boats will back into to be held until the start gun A high speed camera will monitor the finish line, SO PADDLE UNTIL YOUR STEERSMAN SAYS STOP.
Race Format: 6 teams will race in each heat.
- FIRST ROUND (Community Challenges): In the opening round of racing, teams qualify for 6 divisions based on their finish time. YOU WILL STAY IN YOUR DIVISION THE REST OF THE DAY; therefore, you must paddle your heart out in the first round. Teams of similar type, industry or category are grouped to race against one another in the opening round.
- SECOND ROUND: Based on your First Round time, you will be placed into one of six divisions (A, B, C, D, E) for the remainder of the event. The top 4 divisions will advance to their Semi-Final races. All teams except our F Division will advance to a third round of racing.
- THIRD ROUND: Based up on Semi-Final finish times, teams will be reshuffled WITHIN their divisions for the Finals Races. Immediately following the last race, the Grand Championship, an awards ceremony will begin at the main stage where teams will receive their medals.