Wabash River Run ~ Canoe / Kayak Race & Family Recreation Day
August 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join the excitement and participate in the 2nd annual Wabash River Run – a Canoe / Kayak Race & Family Recreation Day on the Wabash River.
Families can enjoy the historic Wabash River a 503-mile-long natural resource that drains most of the state of Indiana in the United States and it borders the entire 37-mile length of Vermillion County. The Wabash is the state river of Indiana, and subject of the state song “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” by Paul Dresser.
Racers can enter the professional or amateur division. You have to be 18-or-older to compete. Life jackets are required for all participants and each person must sign a liability waiver. There is a $20 registration fee per person. Approximate distance is 11- miles.
It is all to raise money for the Parke Vermillion County Humane Society. Organizers say the shelter has been severely overcrowded. “Over 150 cats and 60 dogs which is more than twice the capacity of the shelter. So, we’re raising money for the shelter, but we also want to encourage people if anyone is interested in adopting to please contact the shelter,” Event Coordinator Melissa Wible said.
For more information on the event and how you can sign up, please visit: Wabash River Run or contact Tim Yocum at (812) 208-2922 or Melissa Wible at (765) 505-9659.