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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Lyons announces the Lyons River Roar river festival. Lyons, CO -, 2004 The City of Lyons will hold the first Lyons River Roar the weekend of June 12-13. Lyons plans to make this an annual event. Major sponsors include the Lyons Chamber of Commerce and Oskar Blues/Dales Pale Ale. The River Roar is a Colorado Cup whitewater rodeo series event. The Colorado Cup crowns an overall winner based on the standings of paddlers in the six largest whitewater festivals in the state. In addition to the rodeo, events include the 5-7 km Hare Brain Race (similar to a hare and hound running race), a downriver race, and a first-of-its-kind BoaterCross Relay race. The Hare Brain race course is not predetermined; runners must follow flour markings laid down by the hare. The first person to catch the hare wins a prize and there will be a men’s and a women’s winner. In the BoaterCross Relay Race, teams consisting of one to four competitors must paddle the whitewater course, run back to the put-in through an obstacle course, and paddle the course again. The first team to complete 4 full laps is the winner. Cash and merchandise will be awarded to the winners of all events. The entry fee for any number of whitewater events is $20. The entry fee for the Hare Brain running race is $10. Schedule–Sunday Registration 7:30 am-1pm Hare Brain Race 9 am Downriver Race 10 am BoaterCross Race 11 am Rodeo Prelims 1 pm Rodeo Finals 3 pm Music 4:30-9 pm Awards 6:30 pm Food, beer and local festivities will be available throughout the weekend. Music will be provided in Meadow Park. Camping is available on the infield of the whitewater course in Meadow Park which has plenty of flat, grassy tent sites as well as bathrooms, charcoal grills, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, and a baseball field. Camping fees are charged per car and are and $10 per night. Registered whitewater event contestants receive a $5 per night discount. Contact: Arn Hayden Phone: 303-358-7039 Fax: 303-823-6457 email: [email protected]
 
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