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The 32nd Annual New River Canoe Race to Be Held June 1 at the New River State Park in Ashe County

May 10, 2013. Since 1981, the New River Canoe Race has been a tradition for families all over the Carolinas and beyond. On June 1, 2013, the 32nd annual New River Canoe Race, which is being sponsored by Friends of High Country State Parks, willnewriver once again bring excitement and a great outing for Ashe County.

The race will begin at Zaloo’s Canoes on Highway 16 and will end after a five-mile journey down the New River at the New River State Park. The state park will offer music, concessions and ranger led programs. There will also be a raffle drawing for several prizes, including a kayak donated by Footsloggers, a barn quilt provided by the Quilt Square girls, a tubing trip from River Girl Fishing as well as many others. All levels of experience are welcomed and winners will receive a trophy.

Race entry is $10 per person, with discounted canoe rental available from Zaloo’s Canoes in Jefferson for race participants (1-800-535-4027). Look for raffle tickets at your local retailers, including Bohemia Coffee Shop and Mountain Outfitters in Jefferson, NC.

Tickets are $5 per ticket or four for $15. They will also be available to purchase on race day.

Register online at www.friendsofthesp.wordpress.com. Check us out on Facebook. New River Canoe Race is sponsored by Friends of High Country State Parks and on Twitter @CanoeNewRace. Join usfor all the fun on June 1.

For more information, contact Nancy Shannon by email at [email protected] or by phone at 336-385-6424.