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Kayak 5K event returns Aug. 18 at Lake Galena

Ready to have some fun on the water? Come to The Galena Territory on Saturday, Aug. 18. The Galena Territory Association (GTA) Lake Management and Ecology Advisory Group will host a canoe and kayak paddle sport event on Saturday, Aug. 18, called the Kayak 5K Fun Paddle. The top three contestants in each event will receive awards for their efforts.

Everyone is invited to come visit Lake Galena for a day of fun and competition. This flatwater event is open to the public. The event will include the feature event, the Kayak 5K, as well 360-meter and 720-meter races for single and tandem kayak and single and double canoes for adults and youth. You may also participate in our Cache In Trash Out geocaching event.

Registration of both participants and vessels will be required, $5 for youth and $12 for an adult. Pre-registrations received by Aug. 14 will include a T-shirt and a brat meal. Registrations received after Aug. 14 will be $15. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Galena Food Pantry.

Need to rent a canoe or kayak? The GTA Marina has several available, as does Fever River Outfitters in Galena. Call soon as availability is limited. 

Any and all kayaks and canoes are welcome as long as they are properly registered in your home state and are free of any aquatic invasive species. All participants are required to wear a personal flotation device with a whistle attached. 

Come and join us for a day of fun and competition on beautiful Lake Galena. Paddling begins at 9 a.m. at the Marina, 100 Marina Drive in The Galena Territory. 

To hold your spot in the race contact GTA Lake Galena and Marina Coordinator Steve Birkbeck at 815-777-2000. Download 2018 Kayak 5K Registration Form.