Join the Somba K'e Paddling Club for the inaugural Mosquito Creek Whitewater Race, sponsored by Jackpine Paddle! This is a just-for-fun event for pretty much anyone with even a little bit of whitewater experience. You must be comfortable in continuous class II whitewater with rocks, and you must be able to wet exit.
Kayaks are the preferred craft, but solo whitewater-specific canoes and SUPs are allowed (with some conditions - see the race rules for details). The club has a limited number of kayaks available to borrow if you don't have your own. If you need a kayak or other club gear, you can let us know right on the registration form.
Since this is the first time we are running this race, event participation will be capped at 10 entrants. We’re keeping it pretty low-key for now so we can focus on the essentials and make it bigger and better in the future. But we’ll still have:
There is (non-glamorous) camping on site if you'd like to stay overnight before or after the race.
Documents - please read before registering
To race, you must be a member of the SKPC, the Fort Smith Paddling Club or another club under the Alberta Whitewater Association. If you're not yet a member, register at one of the links below.
|Wetsuit and paddling top||(provided by Jackpine Paddle)|
|No||Please complete membership signup & PAYMENT at the links on the home page, or in the confirmation email after you register|
|Yes||You're all set|
|Solo whitewater canoe|
|SUP||Mosquito Creek is shallow and rocky; it's NOT for novice whitewater SUPers|
|2023-05-27 10:00:00||2023-05-27 11:00:00||Setup and volunteer briefing|
|2023-05-27 11:00:00||2023-05-27 12:00:00||Race check-in|
|2023-05-27 12:00:00||2023-05-27 12:30:00||Mandatory safety briefing|
|2023-05-27 13:00:00||2023-05-27 14:00:00||Practice lap|
|2023-05-27 14:30:00||2023-05-27 17:00:00||Race|
|2023-05-27 17:00:00||2023-05-27 21:00:00||Prizes, weenie roast, camping, etc.|
|2023-06-03 10:00:00||2023-06-03 21:00:00||Backup day for weather|