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Texas River Marathon
May 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
2021 Texas River Marathon
Saturday, May 1
7 a.m. Checkin begins
9 a.m. Start
Online registration only except for race day. Team Captain is required. Online registrations must supply boat number for the race.
Starting at the River Haven RV Resort in Cuero and running to the Pump House Restaurant in Victoria, Texas, this 35-mile race runs over some of the fastest water on the Texas Water Safari course. Elapsed times for this race in high water can be breathtakingly fast and it is a highly competitive race, while being fun for all concerned.
Although the Texas River Marathon (also known as “The Prelim”) is used to determine starting positions for the Texas Water Safari, it is NOT mandatory to race this race in order to race the Texas Water Safari.
In addition to qualifying teams for superior starting positions, this event provides racers with the opportunity to see a couple of the only real rapids on the racecourse. Many Texas Water Safari racers will traverse the “Nursery rapids” during the night and it can be very helpful to have seen them during the daylight first, during the Texas River Marathon.
Teams should note: the cut-off deadline for reaching Hwy 447 Nursery Bridge is 1:00 p.m. and at least one team captain is required for this race. Any changes to this cut-off will be announced at race briefing. T-shirts will be given to all teams, and one team captain per team, if entered on or before April 3. As with all TWS sponsored races, Safari rules and classes apply.
Entry Fee: $35 (through April 1), $45 (through April 15), $60 (race day) per paddler. No entry fee for team captains.
We no longer accept registration by mail – this race is online registration only, except for in-person registration on race day. At east one Team Captain is required. See the official TWS website for full calendar, rules and event registration links.