Attainment Race

DateSaturday, February 25, 2023
Check-In Time9:00 AM
Race Start Time10:00 AM
Staging LocationAnglers Parking Lot, across from 10801 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854
RegistrationOn-site at check-in on race day.
All participants will be required to sign liability waivers.
Entry FeeFREE! Donations appreciated.

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DescriptionThere’s a long tradition of attaining – paddling upriver – on the Potomac.
The race will involve navigating a vessel (kayak; canoe; SUP) upriver from Anglers Beach. Mass start.

CourseThe race will start at Anglers Beach. Typically, racers navigate up the main flow of the river and through Mather Gorge. Example finish lines include: (a) in the river-left eddy (“Rocky Cove”) below Rocky Island; (b) at S-Turn near the Fishladder outflow; (c) Fisherman’s Eddy; (d) return to Anglers Beach. River levels and other conditions may dictate alternative courses, which will be communicated to the community in advance of each event.

Option 1, if below 4.5′: – Start at Anglers Beach – Finish at Rocky Cove (the large cove on river left below Rocky Island, where the Back Channel flows into the main river)

Option 2, if above 4.5′: – Start at Anglers Beach – Paddle downriver and around Hermit Island (next island below Offutt Island) – Return upriver through the opposite channel (example: if you paddled down river-left, you must paddle up river-right) – Finish back at Anglers Beach

Race DirectorChuck <>