The Wild Hog Canoe Race operates in order to offer assistance to the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC). The ARC is an association formed in 1950 by family members and friends of people with mental retardation. 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 mental retardation 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 mental retardation 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 LARC. 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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