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Old 10-21-2015   #1
 
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Ranking Kayak Races

So I recently saw a facebook post calling the Green Race the "Superbowl of kayak races" - and it got me wondering what *is* the most prestigious down river race title to claim in kayaking.

Here are the big ones I'm aware of (in no order):
- Green Race
- North Fork Championship
- Rey del Rio
- Sickline
- Poudre gnarrows race*
- Teva Mountain Games Steep Creek

*not really

Anyone want to expand on this list and/or rank them? I'm sure i'm missing some in south america. Seems like Sickline should be number one judging by the competition roster. and what about the grand prix? i know it has playboating, but it's still an amazing event.

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Potomac River Festival (Great Falls Race)
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little white race
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Here in CO. FIBark down river race deserves respect. Pine Creek race.
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King of New York race series. Lord of the Fork on the Russel Fork.
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Whitewater Grand Prix?
Aren't a lot of the races already listed qualifying races for the Grand Prix?
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Can't Forget the premier race in CO, Gore Race. It once meant something and I would speculate in another few years it might rebuild its former reputation.


Honorable mention sickbird race, GnarFest on Little Grass Valley Section of the South Feather. Which includes a 30 footer that just a few years ago was considered unrunnable by most.

But in reality the only races that matter are the Green, NorthFork, Sickline, and Grand Prix. The rest are just fodder for local heroes.

Homestake is just a silly sketchy place to conduct a race.
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There are no qualifying races for the Grand Prix. It is by invitation.

"But in reality the only races that matter are the Green, NorthFork, Sickline, and Grand Prix. The rest are just fodder for local heroes." Way too harsh and not really accurate either.
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Right, but aren't the invitations dependent on winning one of the underlying races?
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Vallecito Race- so sick that most of the pros don't even show up.

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