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Gore Canyon Race August 23rd & 24th

Timberline Tours Presents the 2013 Gore Canyon Race Friday the 23rd & Saturday the 24th of August

The Timberline Gore Canyon Race is on! This is a classic Class IV-V whitewater race that brings together the finest whitewater rafters, kayakers, paddleboarders, and paddlers of all types. 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.

As always the race is open to all of those willing to take on some of the best Class V whitewater in the state of Colorado. Spectators are welcome but remember: stay off the railroad tracks.

The race starts off on Friday evening with the Stand Up Paddleboard race from Pumphouse to Radium. The race through Gore Canyon is Saturday morning.

  • Kayak 8 feet and under
  • Kayak 8.1 feet and over
  • Kayak 10 feet and over
  • Raft
  • Creature Craft
  • Riverboarding
  • Shredder
  • SUP (Friday)
Friday: Event Registration 5-6pm; SUP Race 7pm
  • 8am: Event Registration
  • 9am: Safety Meeting followed by shuttle to Gore put-in
  • 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 approx. 3pm.
  • 6-8pm: Awards and Entertainment at Pumphouse
Entry Fees:
  • Kayakers: $35 per person
  • Raft Team: $35 per person
  • SUP: $35 per person
  • Shredder: $35 per person
  • Tubing/Riverboarding: $35 per person
  • Tshirts for first 120 entries
If anyone has musical talents that they would like to share with their fellow river rats at the festival please let us know! We are going to try to set up an open mic type arena for everyone’s musical enjoyment. We need sound equiptment too, so if anyone is willing to share this, we would be happy to talk about a rental fee and security deposit.

Safety and Volunteer:
Those that help with safety and volunteer for other various jobs ie: raft shuttle below Kirschbaum’s are invaluable to the running of the event. Volunteers and safety will get a free t-shirt for helping with the race. Please contact ahead of time if you have any interest in either of these areas.

Final notes to Participants:
The BLM requires us, as race organizers, to monitor impacts including environmental, parking and traffic. Cooperation in all of these areas is greatly appreciated and is vital to the success of this year’s and all future Gore Canyon Races.
The usual campsites are available in the designated sites at Pumphouse Recreation Area. Please abide by BLM rules.

Contact Info:
Race Director: Lisa Reeder
phone: (970) 390-4481

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