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Challenge and River Festival. The fun will be held on Saturday, May 16th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Chalk Banks Access Area - Lumber River State Park in Wagram, NC. Contestants may compete in raft, recreational canoe or kayak sprint races – as well as a 5K trail run to support the Scotland County Cross Country Team. The highlight of the day will be the homemade raft race. A Scotland County tradition, raft races will be divided into two classes: single person and group (two or more people). All rafts must be homemade and may not be motorized in any way. Trophies will be awarded to the winners.

Held at the Chalk Banks Access Area - Lumber River State Park in Wagram



For more information on the

canoe & kayak races, please contact Mickey Turlington of the North Carolina Canoe Racing Association at 910-904-1578 or by email at - For 5K information contact Greg Wrape at or register at For raft or overall information, contact the Lumber River State Park at 910-628-4564 or by email at

Schedule 8:00 – 9:00 – 5K Trail Run Registration 8:30 – 10:00 – Canoe & Kayak Registration 9:00 – 5K Trail Run10:00 – Festival Opens10:00 – 11:00 – Raft & Runner Registration 10:15 – Recreational Tandem Canoe – 2 Mile Sprint Race10:30 – Fun Run – 12 and under 11:15 – Recreational Solo Kayak Race – 2 Mile Sprint Race11:30 – Raft Races12:30 – Kid’s Olympics Begin – Kid’s wet t-shirt relay, hollering contest, and more 2:00 – Awards and Raffle Drawing Music, food vendors, canoe rides, kids games, demonstrators and nature displays throughout the day.

Lumber River State Park Citizens Advisory Committee



Challenge & River Festival

Raft, Canoe & Kayak Races, 5K Trail Run, Kid’s Games, Inflatables, Train Rides, Canoe Rides, Vendors and More!

Town of WagramLumber River State Park


May 16, 2015


Name _____________________________

Address ___________________________City _____________________ State ___Zip Code ________________ Age ___ M/F ___E-mail _____________________________Phone # ____________________________T-shirt size – if running SM M L EX-L Name of Tandem Canoe Partner ________________________

Official Entry Form also located on Web site - www.chalkbanks.comEntrants under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Recreational Class Canoe

Aluminum, plastic or fiberglass canoes not longer than 17'4".Minimum width at the 4" inch waterline is 33".Minimum weight is 60 pounds.Recreational KayaksA type of kayak that is designed for the casual paddler.Usually at least 27 - 30 inches at the beam.Generally less than fourteen feet in length.Material - molded polyethylene, etc.

NCCRA RECREATIONAL CANOE AND KAYAK REGISTRATION$10 entry fee covers both canoe and kayak race. Circle race or races you are entering. If you have any questions contact Mickey Turlington at

RAFT REGISTRATION -- Please circle your division Single Person Raft $10 Two Person/Group Raft $20 ( Group Name ___________)

Recreational Tandem Canoe Single Male Kayak Single Female Kayak

REGISTRATION FOR THE 5K TRAIL RUN – you may also register online at www.chalkbanks-register.comCircle age division you are entering to run -- $25 entry fee* – Contact Greg Wrape at

Male <18 19 – 30 31 – 50 50 – 60 60+ Female <18 19 – 30 31 – 50 50 – 60 60+

Directions to Chalk Banks Access Area:

From Laurinburg


Travel north 10 miles on U.S. 401.  Park entrance is on the left, ¼ miles north of Wagram.From Fayetteville – Travel south on U.S. 401. Cross over the river into Scotland County.  Entrance is ¼ mile on right.From Charlotte – Follow U.S. 74 east to Laurinburg.  Take US 401 bypass exit. Follow 401 north to Wagram. Park entrance is on left.From Southern Pines – Follow 211 south to U.S. 401.  Take 401 south to to Wagram.  Park entrance is on the right.From I-95 – Take exit 13B toward Laurinburg/Rockingham onto U.S. 74 west.  Take US 401 bypass exit. Follow 401 north to Wagram. GPS coordinates for Chalk Banks Canoe Landing – (N-34-55.584’/W-079-21.281’)

Official RulesNo alcoholic beverages allowed.All occupants shall wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved lifesaving device.Contestants are duty bound to help others in jeopardy. Any racer not finishing must report immediately to race officials.All canoeists must use single blade paddle.All rafts must be homemade in both the single and multi-person categories. Paddles do not have to be homemadeContestants must bring their own canoe or kayaks. No canoe, kayak or raft is to have any motorized propelling device.Canoes, kayaks, and rafts must stay in the water throughout the race. Overland portages are not allowed.Interfering with another vessel for the purpose of hindering its progress will result in disqualification.Runners must stay on marked trail.All State Park rules are in effect while in the Chalk Banks Access Area and/or on the Lumber River.

Mail entries to :

Town of WagramP.O. Box 118Wagram, NC 28396

For raft, 5K or overall event information, contact the Lumber River State Park at 910-628-4564 or by email at or visit

* $25 entry if registered by May 4. $35 day of event. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a free T-shirt








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