Adel, Georgia, April 12, 2022 — After pandemic and bad weather the previous two years, the BIG Little Paddle Race is back this year.
You could win in any of a dozen categories, or up to $300 if you
beat the previous winning record time. But you are not required to
race: it’s a nice spring paddle anyway! On Saturday, April 30, 2022
in Reed Bingham State Park, between Adel and Moultrie, Georgia, it’s
the ninth tenth annual BIG Little River Paddle Race. There will be lunch
and tickets will be available for the annual kayak raffle. You can just paddle along this scenic three-mile
stretch of tea-colored river on the Withlacoochee and Little River
Water Trail among cypress trees, turtles, birds, and yes,
alligators. (Don’t pet the alligators and they aren’t likely to
bother you.) This race also has fierce competitors, with one past
winner finishing in barely more than half an hour.
After having to cancel the event last year due to severe weather, we are hoping for sunnier skies this year. This is a great opportunity to learn about the joys of paddling canoes and kayaks, to see the natural beauty of our region’s blackwater rivers, and to have fun while getting some outdoor exercise with family and friends.
Photo: Bret Wagenhorst, of 2019 First female tandem kayak: Megan Robinson & Lily Robinson, of Tifton, GA.
WWALS President Trudy Cole said, “BLRPR is a great opportunity to meet like minded folks and paddle a pristine section of the Little River, while supporting a great organization.”
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