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Town of Quantico 1st Annual Blockade Run 5k Kayak Race at Town of Quantico

Saturday, 05 October, 2013




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Ladies and Gentlemen,


       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: OR contact the ACA Competition Coordinator Adam Tremper at (540) 907-4491 or

 Same day registration is available.  See attached race flier for additional details.

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Kevin P. Brown


Town of Quantico

Office: 703.640.7411

Cell: 571.334.3432


$25 (or $50 with kayak rental)


Town of Quantico
410 River Road
Quantico , VA 22134

Event Contact

Mayor Kevin Brown

Phone: 571-334-3432
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