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The Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race is May 18

Press Releases - May 10, 2013

The Wolfeboro Lions Club is celebrating its 39th annual running of The Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race on Saturday , May 18 , 2013 .

The race will be held rain or shine starting at 1:15 PM and is organized into 19 classes to accommodate paddlers of all abilities . Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers in each class . The event includes one and two person categories for canoes and kayaks and is further divided by gender and age .

Starting at the Alan Albee Town Beach on Lake Wentworth , the course passes through Crescent Lake and continues down the Smith River into Back Bay and then to the finish line in downtown Wolfeboro at the town docks on Lake Winnipesaukee . The four mile course includes about one quarter mile of class 2 white water and two short portages . Registration forms will be available at the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce or may be attained by calling ( 603 ) 569 5454 . Racers may also register the day of the race from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM at the Alan Albee Town Beach . The registration fee is $ 15.00 per paddler and the first 50 entrants will receive a free commemorative T shirt .

Coinciding with the race will be the traditional raffle , also sponsored by the Wolfeboro Lions Club . The drawing will take place following the conclusion of the race at the finish line . This years prize is $ 1,000 cash. 

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