Timberline Tours Presents the 2012 Gore Canyon Race
Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, 2012
The "Timberline Gore Canyon 2012" event is on. This is a classic Class IV-V whitewater race that brings together the finest whitewater rafters, kayakers and paddlers of all types of river craft. There is no better way to end the Western United States boating season. Enjoy great whitewater racing and camping at Pumphouse Recreation Area with all your fellow boaters. "GET ON IT"
As always the race is open to all boaters willing to take on some of the best Class V whitewater in the state of Colorado. Spectators are welcome but remember: stay off the railway tracks.
Kayak 8 feet and under
Kayak 8.1 feet and over
10 feet and over
5pm-8pm: Event Registration
7pm: SUP Race
Registration 5pm-6pm or via email
7am-11am: Event Registration
9am-12pm: Bus Shuttles are in operation for participants
10am: Raft set up below Tunnel to ferry hikers across river
12pm: Race Starts – Racers will be starting for approximately 2 hours, last racer usually finishes the course at approximately 3pm
Kayakers – $35 per person
Raft Team – $35 per person
Shredder – $35 per person
Creature Craft – $35 per person
SUP – $35 per person
Prizes & Shwag:
T-shirts will be given to the first 120 people that sign up for the event as well as to all volunteers and safety staff.
Prizes are awarded to winners of each class. There will be ‘raffle’ ticket give to all participants and volunteer staff with plenty of shwag given away at the awards ceremony.
If interested in being part of the Vendor Gear Town, please contact Lisa.
Race Director: Lisa Reeder
an email with the class you wish to enter and she will email you the appropriate entry form and and event liability waiver.
Mail the completed entry form, signed waiver and entry fee (cash or check) to:
c/o Lisa Reeder
PO Box 155
Minturn, CO 81645
OR: Sign up on race day at Pumphouse
FINAL NOTES TO PARTICIPANTS… PLEASE READ!
Race Site Impacts:
The BLM requires us, as race organizers, to monitor impacts at the race site, including environmental, parking and traffic as well as other ancilliary activities. By doing this we avoid additional staffing and cost recovery fees from the BLM. Your cooperation in all of these areas is greatly appreciated and will help ensure the success of this year’s and all future Gore Canyon events.
River Left and Ferry Spectator Service:
Per conference call with BLM Kremmling and Union Pacific Railroad; SPECTATORS MUST STAY RIVER LEFT!!! If you are safety and are on river right, you must be at river level. There will be a raft ferry service to get spectators across the river above Kirshbaum’s; you can hike river right from the ferry drop off location to Tunnel Falls, but must stay at river level… Let’s do this right so we can continue to have our event!!! Pass on the word…
The usual campsites are available in the designated BLM section on the right. Overflow will be on the left junction down at Pumphouse. You will need to pay an extra doller per person at the pay fee area (above the car price) to camp in the overflow section. Please pay attention to designated parking areas so that we abide by the BLM rules.
Safety and Volunteers:
Those that help with safety or volunteer for various jobs (ie: raft shuttle below Kirshbaum’s) are invaluable to the running of the event. Volunteers will get a free t-shirt for helping with the race. There are a few paid positions also. Please contact Lisa ahead of time if you have interest in any of these areas.
THANK YOU… AND HAVE A GREAT RACE!
Details also available on Timberline Tours website at
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