KING OF THE ROGUE is celebrating its fifth year as an annual event! This year will feature a river walk marketplace and expanded viewing area overlooking the race course along Upper River Road. We have also expanded the activities and classes to accommodate more water crafts and levels of expertise. Inner-tubes will also be available to float in the calm stretches, or for experts to run the rapids.
Awards ceremony and BBQ will follow the race at the Gold Hill Whitewater Center. Come join us in celebrating on the beautiful Rogue River and watching the exciting battle for the 2017 Queen & King of the Rogue titles!
EXPERT RACE CATEGORIES
*Minimum of three to create a competitive class. All classes involve racing the three channels of Powerhouse Rapid (IV) and two portages unless otherwise noted.
R4 (4-person Raft) Downriver
R4 (4-person Raft) Mass Start
K1 (1-person Kayak) Short
K1 (1-person Kayak) Long
IK (Inflatable kayak)
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUPs) Downriver - 2 portages Class II
R1 (1-person raft or cata-raft) Downriver - Main Powerhouse channel, no portages
YOUTH (Under 19) and MASTERS (Over 40) CATEGORIES
COMPANY R4 (4-person Raft) TEAMS
General Company Team (Novice) - Class II Course, 2 portages
Raft-Guide Company Teams - Class IV Course, 2 Portages
Class II Course, 2 portages
CRAZY PETE’S SUP CHALLENGE
$1000 cash prize for the SUP racer to land (clean run, no falls) all three channels of Powerhouse in a race lap. GOPRO or similar POV recording device required for official review. If multiple competitors complete the challenge the prize money goes to the fastest course time.
ALL RACES START AT THE STARTING TOWER (Water Intake Building)
ALL RACES FINISH JUST BELOW MUGGER'S ISLAND
REQUIREMENTS / RULES:
All rules are in accordance with local law, Oregon State Marine Board, ACA Insurance and Western Whitewater Championship Series.
PFD'S, HELMETS & APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR for carrying your boat over rocks are required (no bare feet or flip flops). You must sign a liability waiver. The minimum age is 15 with parental consent.
SAFETY MEETING IS MANDATORY - Racers must be registered and at the Ti’lomikh gravel parking area (river right) by 11:30AM. Races will start at noon and end at 4PM. On-site registration opens at 10AM and closes at noon, Saturday September 9th.
This race is intended as friendly competition, and as such, assisting other teams or paddlers in distress is not only required, but may earn sponsor prizes. Failure to assist in an emergency may result in disqualification.
Keep in mind that the river flow, the weather, the rules, and the racecourse can change without notice. If you are not able to safely navigate class IV rapids, you should not compete on the class IV race course.
The KING and QUEEN of the ROGUE titles are given to the man and woman with the most total points from all categories; R4, K1, SUP, IK and R1 races. Points will be awarded based on placement in each of these race categories (it is not necessary to participate in all events to win, but your chances increase if you do;-).
1st through 3rd place prizes will also be awarded for the fastest R4 Team, Kayak, IK, SUP and Rowing events.
For more info, follow us on Facebook/King of the Rogue Race. You can also call Steve at 541-941-4663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Proceeds from this event support the Gold Hill Whitewater Park.**