4th Annual McCarthy Creek Packraft Race
July 16, 2016
Up & Over Course Info:
Grand Prize: $325 in “Alpacka Bucks” to be spent on anything that Alpacka Raft sells (take it off the cost of a new boat or use it to retrofit your boat with a cargo fly system!). New for 2016: Men’s and Woman’s division prizes!
Hiking & Elevation Gain/Loss: 6.5 miles; +3,200’/-2,750′; off-trail route finding skills needed
Packrafting section: 10.5 miles; Class III+ (water level dependent), mandatory portage
Entry Fee: $75/person
Z Rock Down Course Info:
Grand Prize: 2 for 1 Drop-off at Glacier Creek from Wrangell Mountain Air!
Hiking & Elevation Gain/Loss: 5 miles; +735’/-255′; Trail hiking
Packrafting section: 5 miles; Class III (water level dependent)
Entry Fee: $50/person
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KWG requires each participant have the following equipment:
River Worthy Packraft
1 or 2 Piece Drysuit
PFD (Type III or IV)
The Record has been broken every year… Can it continue?
2013 winner – Luc Mehl
2014 winner – Killian Sump
2015 winner – Rob Whitney
New this year! Each race participant will get a free raffle ticket and the opportunity to purchase more tickets at the event for a chance to win A BRAND NEW ALPACKA BOAT IN VECTRAN FABRIC. The raffle will support the local Volunteer Fire Department and River Clean-Up Committee.
WOMEN’S PACKRAFTING CLINIC IS FULL!!!! July 15th (the friday before the race) KWG and Alpacka Rafts will be hosting a FREE Women’s Packrafting Clinic and Skills Share. Space is limited so please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.
Have some action packed whitewater footage you want to share? We are currently taking submissions for our Whitewater Film Festival on held on July 15th. Email email@example.com for more info!
Don’t miss the other McCarthy Whitewater Festival Events from July 15 – 17, 2016. Lots of music, sponsors, workshops, river events, and good times! Full 2016 schedule coming soon! Look to our Facebook page for most up to date info!
Post Race Awards and Party details will be announced soon!