ARNOLD—“Don’t forget yer paddle” at the eighth annual Arnold River Battle! Teams of kayaks and canoes will be racing down the South Loup River on Saturday, July 21. Registration and lunch will take place starting at 12 p.m. at the Hidden Valley Campground in between Callaway and Arnold (click here for directions).
Paddles hit the water at 1:30 p.m. Day-of registration is $30 per competitor.
“It’s a race. Some of them (contestants) go down just leisurely and take their time but then we have others that actually battle it out at the end and race as fast as they can to see who can cross the finish line first,” Michelle Preston said.
Click here to view the Arnold River Battle Facebook page which provided the following information:
* 18 or Older
* Canoeing, Kayaking & Tubing
* Kayaking & Tubing-18 & under Must have a waiver signed by parent or guardian
• ALL GEAR MUST BE PROVIDED BY COMPETITOR
• LIFE JACKET HAS TO BE IN BOAT FOR EACH COMPETITOR
• 18 & UNDER MUST HAVE WAIVERS SIGNED BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN
• 18 & UNDER MUST WEAR A LIFE JACKET
Entry Fee Includes:
T-Shirt, Bottled Water & Meal
$25.00 / Competitor
$30 to register day of, t-shirt may not be available
Cookout @ 12:00 (Open to the Public) @ Hidden Valley Campground
$5.00/ Plate for Non-Competitors
All LUNCH Proceeds (only lunch fees) go to Hidden Valley Campground
Camp Spots are available at Hidden Valley Campground. Check them out online!
Arnold River Battle will be a timed event. It’s up to you how fast or how slow you want to go down the river. Each team will start at different times and prizes will be awarded. So bring your canoe, kayak or tube out and have a great time!
Remember the river will be as is: 3.75 miles, Narrow Spots, Trees Down, Sandy Spots, Fences, & whatever else you may come across!
If interested in participating or helping call Della Dailey 308-520-5905 or Michelle Preston 402-984-1921 or go to http://www.arnoldne.org/pages/arnold-river-battle & download the registration form.
“We just want everybody to have a really good time and have a lot of fun!” Della Dailey said.