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Alabama Cup Racing Series

Whitewater Racing Events

The Alabama Cup Racing Series is made up of the Locust Fork Invitational and the Mulberry Fork Canoe & Kayak Races. Race courses consist of about 25 gates, set on class II/III rapids that are approximately one hundred yards long. They are spectator friendly with walking trails right beside them.

The Locust Fork Whitewater Classic race will be replaced by Paddlefest. Paddlefest is a celebration weekend in honor of the river and the people that love it. There will be no race during the Paddlefest, but there will be clinics, demos, music and camping. It will be held at King’s Bend, the same place as the Locust Fork Invitational.

Dates

Race Format

Rules

You can find the USA Canoe & Kayak Slalom Racing Rules here.

Racing Conditions

The races are dependent on rain fall. Too high or too low water might be cause for elimination of some classes or cancellation of the races.

Safety

All racers must wear an approved PFD and helmet. All boats must have appropriate flotation. Safety boaters will be on the course at all times.

Race Bibs

RACERS WHO DO NOT RETURN RACE BIBS WILL BE HUNTED DOWN LIKE THE DOGS THAT THEY ARE BY THE DILIBERTO MAFIA.

Event Info

Entrance fee $3 per person, per day.

Camping $5 per person, per night. Camping fee covers daily event fee. Prices subject to change. If camping, please be considerate of others by keeping noise down at reasonable hours. Dogs should always be on leashes, and please pick up their waste.

Directions to the Races

Locust Fork Invitational and Paddlefest will be located at Kings Bend in Cleveland, Alabama, just north of Cleveland off Hwy 231/79.
Directions from Birmingham
GOOGLE MAP

Mulberry Fork Canoe & Kayak Races will be near Garden City, Alabama, and located river right of the Mulberry River.
River Information
GOOGLE MAP

What Goes On?

The races are a time for local paddlers to come together and test their skills against one another, as well as themselves. But, they are more than that. They are also an opportunity to come together as a paddling community and celebrate our local rivers.

We also feature a raffle, silent auction, food, live entertainment, awards banquet, environmental education, and more. All of this is presented in a family friendly environment.