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Wausau Whitewater announces 2012 recreational season

Wausau Whitewater welcomes this season's start of the first of 10 recreational releases along with one of our Intro to Kayaking Classes. We are also getting ready for our second annual Wausau RiverFest held on June 15th and 17th in conjunction with Wausau Area Events Summer Kickoff Celebration. The Eastbay 5K Run and 2 Mile walk begins at 11am Saturday and registration is only $20 in advance. "We are very excited to host our second annual Run/Walk with a chance for all participants to win great prizes from the Packers, Brewers, Greenwood Hills Restaurant, Noahs Ark, The Grand Theater, Red Eye and other area businesses" says Ashley Knutson, Event Chair for Wausau RiverFest.

The Run/Walk is not the only competition to the weekend however. The Hooligan Race (Held Saturday at Noon) has everybody excited to participate in again this year. "The Hooligan Race is a competition for groups to build their own boat and attempt to navigate the channel" states Knutson, "The winner will be determined by our panel of judges based on their creativity, style, and success in navigating the river. Last year we had many creative boats that were either completely destroyed or sailed through with quite a show".

In addition to all of the competitive events, RiverFest will have something for everyone. Whitecap Kayak will be offering free sea kayak demonstrations and new this year free yoga from Community Soul Yoga.  So, if you are looking for a way to enjoy the weather during the warm months of Wisconsin, find your way down to the river at Wausau Whitewater Park and catch a piece of the action, learn to kayak, meet local paddlers and enjoy the festivities. 


RiverFest Schedule of Events

Saturday June 16th

RiverFest Rodeo (Starting at 10am)
East Bay 5K Fun Run/Walk (11am)
Hooligan Race (Noon)
Kayaking Demonstrations (Free 11am-5pm)
Intro to Recreational Kayaking Lessons (11am-5pm)
RiverFest Film Festival


Recreational Paddling

Free Yoga

 Courtesy: Wausau Whitewater

Sunday June 17th (10am-4pm)
Recreational Release
Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Lessons
Recreational Paddling 










 For more information, please visit http://www.wausauwhitewater.org or find us on Facebook at www.thefacebook.com/wausauwhitewater. For Pre-Event Interviews on the River Please contact Ashley at 715-572-6197 or email alknutson@wausauwhitewater.org.

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