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Ladies and Gentlemen,
RUN THE BLOCKADE!!!
In 1861/1862 Confederate forces blockaded the Potomac River with the use of land based cannon and artillery pieces. One of the main gun batteries was located in the town of Evansport (present day Quantico). Union vessels travelling up and down the Potomac River were forced to run the blockade.
Make history, in a place of history… come join us on Saturday Oct 5th at 9 a.m. for the 1st Annual Blockade Run 5k Kayak & 1/2 Mile Stand-Up Paddleboard (S.U.P.) Races being held on the same waters as the Confederate Blockade of the Potomac during the Civil War!!! Families are welcome (children must be at least 8 yrs old to participate).
Awards will be given for multiple categories. Enter as an individual or as a team. The registration fee is $25 for the 5k kayak race ($10 for children) and $10 for the S.U.P. race. All kayak race participants will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE KAYAK.
This event is being hosted by the Town of Quantico in partnership with the American Canoe Association (ACA) and the Quantico Yacht Club (QYC).
Register on-line at: www.americancanoe.org/event/blockade OR contact the ACA Competition Coordinator Adam Tremper at (540) 907-4491 or email@example.com.
Same day registration is available. See attached race flier for additional details.
You can also follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/229362460554007/
You can follow these and all other town events on our Facebook page (search for "Town of Quantico").
Kevin P. Brown
Town of Quantico
Cost$25 (or $50 with kayak rental)
Quantico , VA 22134
Event ContactMayor Kevin Brown
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