The 18th Annual Green River Narrows Race is this Saturday, November 2nd in Saluda, North Carolina. There will be a participant meeting at the Green River Access Parking Lot at 10:30am with the actual event starting at high noon.
While the race is free, they do ask that you put down a $20 refundable deposit. This is to off-set the cost of the bibs. If it gets damaged, wet, or lost, no worries. They can replace it. But rest assured, you will get reimbursed at the Green Race after party when turning your bib back in. You MUST be registered by 5pm on Thursday, October 31st. No day-of sign ups for this one, folks, and you may want to read pro paddler Chris Gragtman’s take on the current status of the race before putting your name in the hat.
If you’re not up for paddling but still want to be part of the race, please consider volunteering. You can email the coordinators and they will happily find a job for you to do!
Like any good race, there will be an after party from 6:00pm until 11:00pm on the newly finished deck at Thomas Store Wards Grill in downtown Saluda. Join fellow racers, friends, and family for live music, food, and beer. There will also be a highlight reel from the 2013 race.