The Trinity River Challenge is an 11 mile paddlesport race held every September to raise money for the river related causes that the Dallas Downriver Club (DDRC) supports. The race course is a stretch of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River between Carrollton and Lewisville TX.
Originally the race was run from the bottom of Lewisville Dam to McInnish Park in Carrollton, but due to the security issues of the post-9/11 era, the DDRC is not able to gain access to the property below the Dam so the race is now run as an up and back race starting and finishing at McInnish Park.
- September 6, 2005 - Early Registration Deadline
- September 10, 2005 - Registration/Check in opens 7:45 am
- Registration/Check in closes 9:00 am
- Racers Meeting 9:15 am
- Race Starts 9:30 am
For their entry fee and participation, the racers receive a Trinity River Challenge tee shirt, a goodie bag containing various free items from the race sponsors, and a hot lunch featuring barbeque beef brisket and all the trimmings.
Racers compete in a wide range of boat classes in the men's, women's and mixed divisions from solo recreational kayak or canoe out for a day of fun on the river all the way to the USCA type racing boats who are currently trying to run the course in less than one hour and thirty minutes.
Hope to see you there!
The Dallas Downriver Club
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