11th Annual Colorado River 100
100 Kilometer Marathon Canoe Race
Bastrop to La Grange, Texas
August 30, 2014
BIG CHANGES FOR THE 2014 COLORADO RIVER 100. DUE TO THE SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS OF THE COLORADO RIVER AND THE OVER GROWTH OF VEGETATION THE 2014 RACE WILL BE SHORTENED TO 62 MILES (100K) ENDING IN LA GRANGE TEXAS. THIS WAS A VERY DIFFICULT DECISION TO MAKE AND AFTER MUCH DELIBERATION WE FELT THAT IT WAS THE BEST SOLUTION TO PRESERVE THE LONGEVITY OF THE CR100. WE HAVE EMBRACED THE CHANGE AS I HOPE ALL THE RACERS WILL AS WELL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE RIVER IN THE COMING MONTHS. WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING ALL THE RACE INFO. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANKS AGAIN CR100 CREW
This 100 kilometer marathon canoe race and adventure challenge down the scenic Colorado River will test your mental and physical strength, while giving you some of the best views the river has to offer. The Colorado River 100 starts in the historic city of Bastrop and finishes 100 kilomters down river in the majestic town of La Grange. This portion of the river has been described as free-flowing and virtually hazard -free. It is an excellent river choice for the recreational paddler, while still challenging the experienced racer and his abilities to read the river for the cleanest lines. While the course may not be technically difficult, the nature of this race should not be taken lightly. This is an extreme endurance event with cut off times. Paddlers will have to endure Texas heat, night travel, fatigue, river critters and the elements in order to complete this challenge within the time limit. Upon completion of the Colorado River 100, paddlers will have the satisfaction of knowing they have completed one of the most difficult endurance events Texas has to offer. Thanks to our generous sponsors, all paddlers will receive mementos of this challenge and be eligible for gift drawings. The more competitive paddlers will have the opportunity to race against the best in their class for awards, while the overall fastest record setting time will receive a special award.