The short and steep Eagle section of the Beaver River is a challenging roadside attraction. The Eagle section is characterized by narrow slides carved into sheer cliffs that channel the river's flow and accelerate paddlers to top speeds. Racers start in intervals and speed down the entire Eagle section. The race is be held on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. A recreational release on Saturday gives boaters the chance to practice their fast lines before race day. The Eagle race is held later in the afternoon to allow participants to enjoy the earlier, one-day-a-year release of the nearby Mosier section of the Beaver River.
2013 Update (8/14/2013): Eagle racers will be able to post 2 times at their leisure between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. Each racer's best of the 2 times will be used to determine the winner. Registration starts at 2:00pm at the race start. Volunteer check-in is at 1:30pm. It is requested that racers remain in gear, carry a throw bag, and be prepared to assist safety volunteers during the event.