I’m not sure when the idea for a race was conceived but three years ago is when it first officially took place. The concept for the “non-race” has always been pretty simple and has entailed a preliminary boater cross heat through the entire run, gentlemen rules applying in the meat, with the top two advancing into the next round and a finals heat in the lowers, again boater cross style. There are no stop watches, only the safety your friends are willing to provide, and typically lots of pre and post smack talk. The winner mainly gets the pride of knowing he beat all his buddy’s, a Gnarrows belt buckle with the past winners engraved on the back, and also gets to call the specifics of next years race.
Here’s some pics from this years event courtesy of Jeff Burley (JF) and Alfie Umbhau (AU)
Mr. Stafford, last years winner, in Heat 2 of the Prelims. JB
Who is that guy? Heat4 of Prelims. JB