The Cossatot Race is Arkansas' most notorious whitewater race. Racers must navigate the set of 6 class III/IV rapids that make up the 1/3 mile section of the river known as the Cossatot Falls.
The 2018 Race will be held in April. Our window of opportunity is the first, third and fourth weekends of the month. That means that the first Saturday during our window that river is between 3 and 6 feet, we race.
We're looking forward to good lines and hopefully even better weather.
First and foremost, no drama. After that, the rules are simple: Paddle your ass off from the starting line to dead dog beach - the best time in each class wins, that's it. This year, you'll have the option to race in one or more categories:
Short Boat (under 9'6")
Long Boat (over 9'6")
Open Boat (silly things that look like bathtubs)
Jr. Paddlers (anyone under the age of 18)
Sr. Paddlers (anyone over the age of 55)
A note on long boats - we are cutting down on the sharing of gear this year, as it screws up the timing of the starts. If you want to race a long boat, show up with one.
Also, plastic only.