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The Black River Canyon race starts off the King of New York race series. Racers cover a 4.2 mile course making the Black Race the endurance event of the series. There is a mass start above Hole Brothers. Racers then charge through 11 class III and IV rapids with multiple lines that include waterfalls. This event requires stamina, strategy, and skill. A strong contingent of fit and able locals will challenge anyone willing to take on the hometown favorites. The race is run late in the day to give out-of-towners a chance to practice the lines. King of New York tracks the different classes but long boats rule this event. The after-party is legendary. So... Rest Up, Dress Up, and Leave the Kids at Home!

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