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42nd Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta

15 mile USCA-sanctioned race along the Buffalo Bayou.

Event Info

Date: March 15, 2014
Type: Paddling Competitions
Location: Houston
Contact: Trudi Smith
713-752-0314 ext.3
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Texas’ largest canoe and kayak race: The Buffalo Bayou Regatta. Houstonians (ages 12 and up) are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile USCA-sanctioned race along the scenic Buffalo Bayou, whether you are entering competitively, or paddling for pleasure, we encourage you to enter the Regatta. Those not wanting to paddle can catch the outdoor fun and cheer on the racers. Free live zydeco music, awards ceremony, and food and drinks will be available for sale at the finish line are at Sesquicentennial Park. WHERE: Starting Line: 7700 San Felipe (just west of Voss ) Finish Line: Sesquicentennial Park (adjacent to the Wortham Theater Center) at Preston Street between Bagby and Smith streets) TIME LINE: 7:30am Regatta Registration Opens 9am Race Begins (San Felipe and Voss) 1pm Awards Ceremony (Sesquicentennial Park) Live zydeco music, food and drinks available for purchase 2pm Regatta & Festivities End HOW MUCH: Entry fee per person is $40 or $45 after March 1 $25 per person with student or military i.d. Corporate Cup sponsorship opportunities that range from $350 to $10,000. Click here for Corporate Cup sponsor levels and benefits WHAT ELSE: Over 500 canoes and kayaks entering Texas’ largest canoe and kayak race Beginner and competitive paddlers alike are welcome to join in on the fun. Trophies will be awarded to the top three place winners in the Corporate Cup, Recreational Canoe, Recreational Kayak, and Unlimited Divisions. A grand prize will be given to the Styrofoam Cup winner, the boat that collects the most trash! For additional information about 2013 Buffalo Bayou Regatta, contact: Trudi Smith at 713-752-0314 ext. 3 or by e-mail at