There is a $25 registration fee per person for the races. You must provide your own boat and rentals will be available from Oconee Outfitters. The five races include a solo canoe downstream, a solo kayak downstream, a tandem canoe downstream, a solo kayak downstream then back to the Greenway landing, and a tandem canoe downstream and back. The winning boat in each category will receive a cash prize or gift certificate of at least $50.
The Kiwanis Club will also have a rubber duck raffle. If you pay an extra $5 during registration, you'll be entered into the rubber duck race. Rubber ducks will be dumped into the river to float to the old bridge pilings at the Greenway landing.
"The first duck across the finish line will make one lucky person $1,000 richer," he said.
According to Mangum, this event is a good way to experience the river, especially if you've never done so before.
"If you have ever thought about using the river but have been a bit apprehensive about traveling along it by yourself, this event is a great opportunity to give you the experience of enjoying the river and sharing that experience with others," he said.
To register for the River Rat Race, visit www.kiwanisclubofmilledgevillega.org, or stop by Oconee Outfitters on 133 East Hancock Street.
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