Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 Event Dates

Hello in 2014, This years event will be held Saturday and Sunday June 21-22. More info will be posted soon. Previous info, other than dates would be the same as previous years (for the most part). As always feel free to email with questions. Something else you may want to put on the calendar would be the following weekend June 27-29 we will be hosting the Open Canoe Slalom National and North American Championships, also on the Blackfoot River!! http://2014opencanoenationals.com/ STAY TUNED

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Donation #'s

Well I have done the final calculations and taken the food into the Missoula Food Bank. The final totals came out to be: $1200 donated and 150 lbs of food. What that means is you all have helped to provide 608 meals to those in need!!! I don't know about you all but that makes me very happy and gives me that warm fuzzy feeling inside. Thanks you all so much, again, for making this years event a success. Looking forward to next year already.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

2013 Reults

Well it was a great weekend this year for the event! Thanks all that participated and helped out, couldn't do it without all of you. Here are the results-- Downriver Rec Canoe- 1 1:24:46 Amber Hoover & Matt Shirk 2 1:25:27 Tom & Terry Carlson 3 1:26:56 Anne Marie Daniel & Brian Schatz 4 1:30:47 Bryan Garneau & Darin Haeder 5 1:33:01 Chet & Carly Morris w/ Moira Antrim 6 1:35:05 Tristan & Kailer Scott Standard Canoe 1 1:17:22 Logan Feeney & Alan Gardipe 2 1:19:10 Ileana Areiza & Jeff Styles 3 1:24:57 Jake Gardner & Carrie Lee Race Canoe 1 1:18:45 John Scott & Eric Antrim 2 1:19:24 Rochelle Glasgow & John Gallagher OC1 1 1:16:36 Roger Martens 2 1:18:30 Rob Morgan 3 1:18 John Anderson 4 1:48:18 Brian Macdonald Rec Kayak 1 1:26:08 Jess Huckins 2 1:27:29 Ethan Pateman 3 1:27:34 Brooke Hess-Homeier 4 1:28:47 Pam Ward 5 1:40:00 John Gardner 6 1:44:13 Lynda Dale Tour Kayak 1 1:15:02 Tor Anderson 2 1:19:09 TomYule Race Kayak 1 1:08:21 John Schukei 2 1:12:59 Mike Lesnik SUP 1 1:34:02 TimLynch Sprint OC1 1 1:30.56 Brandon Salayi 2 1:39.68 John Gallagher 3 1:40.44 Jeff Styles 4 1:41.35 Alan Burgmuller 5 1:43.97 Jake Gardner 6 1:45.34 Matt Shirk 7 1:47.53 Sean Sullivan OC2 1 1:34.22 Jeff Styles & Ileana Areiza K1 1 1:37.16 Ethan Pateman 2 1:37.31 Brooke Hess-Homeier 3 1:37.35 Jess Huckins 4 1:39.34 Alan Burgmuller 5 1:48.16 Amber Hoover 6 1:15.16 John Gardner Slalom results Coming soon

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Event Times

All right, with the race just over a week away, I suppose you want to know when and where. Saturday- Downriver race- Start Johnsrud Park, 10:30 AM racers meeting and registration close. 11AM race start. Finish at Weigh Station, awards and times after all have finished. Sprint race- Start Roundup Rapid above Roundup FAS, 4PM racers meeting and registration close. 4:30PM race start. This race will run from the top of the slalom course to the bottom of the course. Maybe it will be boatercross style or head to head, or maybe just a straight sprint. Show up, give me your thoughts on what you would like and we'll go form there. Sunday- Slalom race(s)- Start Roundup Rapid, 10:00 AM Racers meeting and registration closes. 10:30 am race start. Midway break/ Lunch. Times and awards after all races are finished and slalom course has been completely taken down :(. Thursday- Slalom Course setup- 10:00AM meet at Roundup with work gloves, a multitool/knife, dirtyable clothing and maybe some snacks for yourself. This takes all day so feel free to come up in the afternoon and help if you can't make it in the morning. Bring a boat and paddle the course when it is finished. The more the merrier. Usually takes 8 hours to construct the course. Hope to see you all there, as always email with questions--- blackfootriverchallenge@gmail.com

Sunday, June 9, 2013

River Flow info

Hard to tell what the level will be exactly, but I am thinking around 2500 cfs, which is a really great level for both the downriver and slalom races!! here is a link to the current flow-- Blackfoot River Flow And a link to the flow forecast info-- Flow Forecast Should be another great event this year, hope to see you there. Update... After further review, the water is going down more rapidly than expected, which is A OK. This means warmer water and more rocks to play with. In the end it doesn't really matter what the flow is, because it is always fun. With the rain that is expected over the next few days and today's rain, I suspect the river will go up a bit and then taper off again...the new projected level (from me) will be 1800-2000.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Thanks to the Sponsors

These organizations/ people are the backbone of making this event happen!! The Trail Head, Whitewater Rescue Institute, Black Dog Construction- John Gallagher, Ameriprise Financial- Chet Morris Please let them know how much we appreciate their generosity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Basic info

Well only a few weeks to go until show time! The basics-- Downriver Race from Johnsrud to the Weigh Station river access- Saturday a.m. 10-11 miles class 1-2, takes about an hour to and hour and a half. Sprint race(s) at Roundup rapid (the slalom site) Saturday p.m. a fast race from the top of the slalom course to the bottom no gates, class 2+. Slalom races at Roundup rapid, Sunday all day starting in the a.m. Class 2+. Sign up can be done on site $20 or $25 to do more than 1 event (slalom and downriver for example). All proceeds benefit the Missoula Food Bank. Also- FOOD DRIVE PLEASE BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS!! Camping is available in a few different sites along the Blackfoot. Times will be decided soon. please email with specific questions.