8th Annual Race for the River Kakayalon


Date: Saturday May 3rd, 2014

Time: Check in: 7 - 8:30 AM; Race Start: 9 AM

Location: Goose Creek State Park (maps and directions here).

 Registration: Registration is now open! Please register here at www.runtheeast.com. Participants must be at least 12 years by race day. Mail-in entries can be downloaded here and must be postmarked by deadline dates. Race day registration is permitted. See registration form for entry fees.

Entry Fees:

Early Bird - Prior to April 17, 2014
Regular Registration Closes April 30, 2014
Race Day Registration
Individual $50
Individual $55
Individual $60
Relay Team $85
Relay Team $100
Relay Team $115
Kayak Rental $15
Kayak Rental $15
Kayak Rental- call for availability


In an effort to be inclusive, PTRF will be allowing paddle board in this year's competition. Please note that any paddle boarders will be in the same heat as kayakers and must wear PFD. At the start of the race through the first buoy you will racing in tight quarters, where bumps with other boats may occur. It is our expectation that paddle boarders will race at a slower pace than kayakers.

T-shirts: T-shirts are guaranteed for Early Bird Registrants! We’ll do our best for the rest.

Relay Teams: May consist of 2 or 3 racers.

Timing and Scoring: Conducted by Run the East. Results will be posted at www.runtheeast.com.

Prizes: Awards will be presented in the following categories: Male & Female Ages 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Age Groups (3 deep). Overall Male and Female (3 deep), Overall Teams (3 deep). Clydesdale, men over 200 lbs. & Athena, women over 150 lbs. If you register in one of these categories you will be competing only in that category and not age-group divisions.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Participants will be allowed to cancel and receive a 50% refund of their registration fee if cancellation is received by April 3, 2014. No refunds will be allowed after this time for any reason. No transfers are allowed. The race will be rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the start and time may be delayed to allow for inclement weather to pass.

Kayak/Paddle Board Rentals: Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Supply is limited. For inquires, please call 252-946-7211. NO CANOES, NO TANDEMS! Reserve your kayak when you register. For a great kayak to use rent during the Kayakalon, we highly recommend Inner Banks Outfitters (252-975-3006). If you are an East Carolina University student, you can reserve a Sea Kayak or paddle board through Brad Beggs by calling 252-328-1560.

Hotel: The Hampton Inn in Washington is offering a rate of $99 for rooms booked for the Kayakalon. Please call 252-940-4556 for this special rate and let them know you are in town for race.

Packet Pick-Up: Avoid the rush on race day! Pick up your race number, commemorative T-shirt and goody bag on Thursday, Noon - 5 PM or Friday 9 AM - 5 PM at the PTRF office: 108 Gladden Street, Washington. For directions, call 252-946-7211.

After Party: After the race, come relax with us at Backwater Jack's Tiki Bar & Grill! In all racer bags, there will be a 10% coupon off your total bill, so save some money and grab some food and drink with us!


The Race Course


   Kayak 1.5 miles - Out-and-back loop in the Pamlico River. Then run to the transition area after the kayak is on a semi-paved trail.       

   Bike 15.6 miles - Out-and-back loop on flat country roads.

   Run 3.1 miles - A loop with the first 1.6 miles on beautiful single track nature trails.

Course Maps

Race Info (pdf)

Race Results

2013   Individual


Special Thanks to our Race Sponsors!







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