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The Moose River Race is the longest running grassroots whitewater race in the Northeast. A strong field of racers is guaranteed so bring your fastest boat and your A game. The mass start begins in the flat water above Ager's Falls to give a little spread to the field before the course takes paddlers through the tight and technical Sureform, Powerline, and Crystal rapids. The first paddler to cross the finish line below Crystal will take the prize. The Moose Race is the last chance to tally points towards the King of New York title which is announced at Slicker's bar in Old Forge on Saturday night. The event is held later in the day on Saturday to give racers a chance to work out their lines. Wildwater boats and sea kayaks have been used in the past by daring participants; Not always with great success. The Moose Festival marks the end of the Northeast racing season so athletes are in prime paddling condition. Come test your skills against the best and paddle one of the finest runs New York State has to offer.

10/17/2014 UPDATE: Due to high water, the 2014 Moose River Race has been moved to the Lower Moose. The race course will include the "Iron Bridge" and "Tannery" rapids. Registration will begin at 11:00am and the race will start at high noon. Follow the Whitewater King of New York Facebook page for updated information.

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