World Kayak and AUCC present the North Esk River Race on the 27th of April 2013.
Taking place in the beautiful Glen Esk, the North Esk River Race gives competitors the option of racing on hard grade 4 whitewater or easier grade 3 rapids in a race against the clock! The main rapids of Rock Garden, Witches Cauldron, Triple Step, Presidents Corner and Fishladder as well as the many unnamed rapids in between will challenge competitors to pick the fastest lines they can!
The format of the race will be a time trial down the main section North Esk, with three tough categories, each with mens and ladies races, open to all kayakers:
Intermediate (grade 3) – Starting from just above Rock Garden to finish in the pool above Triple Step, this race will be ideal for those who love to compete, but aren’t quite confident enough to tackle Triple Step and Presidents Corner.
Advanced (grade 4) – Starting from just above Rock Garden and finishing below Presidents Corner, this will be a sprint to test the most seasoned paddlers!
IRONMAN – This race is a little different, and more of an endurance race for those feeling brave enough. In order to race the competitor must first compete in the Advanced category. This race has two parts to it, the first, the paddling section, runs from the top get on pool of the river to the get out. From there competitors will leave their boat and paddle, and run back to the top carpark. The winners of this race will be crowned the Nesk Ironman and Nesk Ironwoman.
Think you can handle it?
Entry fee: £10 flat fee (pay on the day)
Register online here! Please register as intermediate or advance. Registration for the Iron man will take place on the day.
Parking! Glen Esk has limited parking. We are hoping to arrange parking in Edzell as near as possible to the take out of the river. From there we will arrange shuttles to the top. Shuttle busses will be provided courtesy of AUCC.
On the day competitors will need to register in the car park with the race organisers. At this time you will be allocated your race number and you will need to pay and sign the insurance waivers. Registration will open at 9 and close at 10:30.
A pre-race briefing will take place at 10:30 in the car park.
Racing will commence at 11 sharp.
Some safety cover will be provided but we welcome volunteers and we will be expecting everyone to look out for each other on the day.
9ft Boat length MAX.