When? Registration begins at 8am on April 27, 2013. The race begins at 10am. Festivities at the finish line begin at 10:30am and our bluegrass band kicks off at 11am!
Where? Starting line and registration take place on Hwy24 - 35 miles West of Gainesville. - The finish line is where the Waccasassa crosses Hwy19 just North of Gulf Hammock.
Commonly referred to as the roughest, wildest, most challenging canoe race in America! The race takes place on Florida’s famous Waccasassa River and brings you through the heart of Florida’s back country. Sightings of deer, wild boar, alligators, and all types of snakes are a frequent occurrence for race contestants. The race covers 15 miles of twists and turns and the current rain fall can have a dramatic effect on the river, adding to the challenge. Race contestants will experience dragging their canoe through mud, over logs, dogging branches, not to mention the challenge of the occasional rapids. With all that in mind, Survivors still come back year after year for the ultimate test of endurance while enjoying good, old-fashioned country fun and fellowship.
The Wild Hog Canoe Race is much more than just an ultimate outdoor event. It's primary purpose is to serve as a fundraising tool for a special organization each year. As in the past, this year's benefiting organization is the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC), proceeds from this event help fund specific programs like the Special Olympics and other projects. LARC is a non-profit agency which operates a work activity center in Otter Creek for mentally retarded adults. The Wild Hog Canoe race is a 501c (3) non-profit organization sponsored by business and individuals, each donation is tax deductible and there are many great sponsorship incentives. Click below for more information on sponsorship opportunities, or to pre-register for the race: