We have been made aware by local law enforcement that some of our racers sometimes exit the race partway through and enter member-only hunting club property.
The club that owns the land has asked us to make our racers aware that any non-members found trespassing on their property will be cited for trespassing.
For this reason, we are announcing that anyone who begins the race must complete the race route. If you are having trouble and need to exit early, we will have race representatives traveling the river to ensure no one is left behind who you can wait for.
You may also call the phone number on your armband, and we will make arrangements to help you get off the river safely.
If you leave the river onto adjoining property without permission, you put yourself at risk of being cited for trespassing.
The Wild Hog Canoe Race operates in order to offer assistance to The ARC of Levy. The ARC is an association formed in 1950 by family members and friends of developmentally challenged people. Today there are 120,000 members and nearly 1,000 state and local chapters.
The primary objective of the ARC is to secure for all people with developmental challenges the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. The ARC is further committed to reducing the incidence and limiting the consequence of developmental challenges through education, research, advocacy, and the support of families, friends, and the community.
The race itself is safe, but it can be an incredibly challenging event, even for avid canoe/kayakers.
Rescue personnel are always on-site, and we have checkpoints as well as individuals checking the river. This race is no day at the beach!
Race Day is about more than just being in the water. The whole community is welcome to come on out and enjoy a day of family-friendly fun!
Our famous finish line is always a fantastic place to be, with food, music, fun, animals, a zipline, bouncy house, contests, prizes, and all kinds of characters who come out just to watch drained racers pushing through the last few hundred yards looking like drowned rats.
The Wild Hog Canoe Race is a great event for the whole family, and many come out just for the festivities!
We hope you'll consider coming out to support us as we do all we can to support The ARC of Levy. Even if you can't donate to the cause, please feel free to come out and lend some personality to the event!
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