The St. Charles Canoe Club will host its 44th annual Current Buster Canoe and Kayak Race. This long-standing iconic event will take place on May 7th, and has seen local, regional, national, and Olympic champions, as well as “first time” paddlers to the beautiful Fox River Valley. Starting at Pottawatomie Park near downtown St. Charles, the race is nine miles long, four and a half miles upstream and four and a half back, with unique “S” curve buoy turns at the finish line area.
For the “relaxed racer,” there is a shorter six mile course up and back; don’t be afraid of the upstream part, because you can paddle near the shore line where there is hardly any current, making for an easy passage. C1 and K1 races are in the morning and C2, as well as rec. kayaks and canoes in the afternoon.
See our web page for more detail: http://www.stcharlescanoeclub.com/. You can also find us on facebook.
So, don’t be afraid – come on out and enjoy the Fox River. This is also a good way to get ready for the Des Plaines and Mid-American canoe races later.
Karl Teske – St. Charles Canoe Club