Organizers Confident Jock River Race Will Take Place April 22

Jock River Race confident April 22 will hold as race date

There is less than one month before the Jock River Race and things are looking good.  Winter is still hanging on but we’re finally starting to see the first signs of spring and some sections of the river opening up.  It’s always difficult to predict what conditions will be like in a month from now, but at this point it looks like April 22nd will be a go.

Some things to note:

  • Current registration trends indicate this will be a very busy year and parking will be limited.  We’ll be looking at options for traffic control particularly around the bridge before the river.  You may want to look at options to have your boat dropped off earlier in the morning or expect to walk further than usual.
  • As of last year waiver forms have moved online which makes morning check in much more efficient.  If you’ve registered but haven’t signed your waiver form drop us a line at and we’ll set you up.  We’ll contact all racers without waiver forms ahead of the race.
  • Reminder that boat numbers will be issued to racers at the start line on Munster Rd.  You no longer need to drive to the finish line to pick up your boat stickers, you can head directly to the start line where your boat stickers will be waiting for you.
  • For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to paddle the Upper Jock before, there are some videos of the river on the website.  We plan on having updated videos for this year’s conditions once the ice comes off.  You’ll want to review the videos as you prepare yourself.

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Last year’s Jock River Race returned for its 50th anniversary after a two-year hiatus.