Calico Rock Arkansas Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its first Kayak Race Oct. 14. Calico Rock is about 254 miles west of Tulsa and lies right on the banks of the famous White River.
At 2 p.m. racers will leave from Lindsey’s Boat Dock on the White River, race downstream, and end at the Calico Rock Bridge. One race will be for individuals and a second for 2-person crews. Each race has a first prize of $250.
Spectators can watch the race from the Calico Rock Access, the River Road or the White River Bridge.
The entry fee is $30 for each kayak. For a race application or more information, call (870) 297-4129 or stop by the Chamber office on Main Street, Calico Rock Arkansas. Deadline for entry applications is Saturday.
The Kayak Race is part of the chamber’s Fall Festival which starts with a 5K race at 9 a.m. and continues with food, music, crafts, art show and other activities beginning at noon in Rand Park (Highways 5 and 56).