|Definitions: Race Divisions
Co-Ed - Men and women race in same division
Definitions: Special Awards
The Brian O. Lisle Trophy is for the fastest time of all USCA/TCRA entries.
The Julie Basham Trophy
is for the fastest time by a female in a recreation canoe or kayak.
The G.Eric Rounsefel Trophy
is for the fastest time by a male in a recreation canoe or kayak.
In addition to the above categories, the Recreational boat turning in the fastest time of all persons in
Junior (under age 18), Junior/Adult (one under age 18 and one age 18 or
older) or Master (age
60 or older) age classes, win a trophy.
A crew with a 21 year old (adult) and a 71 year old (grand veteran) crew, races as adult.
A crew with a 61 year old (senior) and a 40 year old (master) crew, races as Master.
Definitions: Time Disqualification
All boats must reach the turn around at the Hebron Parkway bridge buoy within 2 hours and USCA/TCRA boats must make the Business 121 turnaround within 2.5 hours. USCA/TCRA boats that do not make the 2 hour Hebron cut must reclass to REC Unlimited and turn around or be disqualified. At those times, the safety sweep boats will launch from both bridges to collect racers who did not reach the turn around buoy before the cut-off times. That way, everyone will be back at start / finish in time for lunch and awards ceremony. The race chairman may elect to extend or eliminate the time disqualification due to adverse river or weather conditions.
The Application: Complete the application. Give two telephone numbers, if possible, and a fax number if you have one.
Cost is $25.00 per racer during the pre-registration period of June 15 to
August 27, 2015 and $30.00 per racer after August 27, 2015. for the Adult Race. The
Junior Race cost is $15.00 per racer during the pre-registration period of June
August 27, 2015, and $20.00 per racer after August 27, 2014.
The Waiver of Liability must be signed and will be made available with race registration information and at the race registration booth. If the participant is under the age of 18, then his or her parent or guardian must complete and sign the waiver.
The Trinity River Challenge start / finish is the concrete boat ramp at McInnish Park in Carrollton. The Recreation course is 5.9 miles upstream to turn around a bouy at Hebron Parkway bridge and return to the start / finish line at McInnish Park.
The USCA/TCRA course is 9.4 miles upstream to turn around a bouy at Business 121 bridge and return to the start / finish line at McInnish Park.
The Junior TRC course is 3.1 miles upstream to the IH 35 bridge, and then back downriver to McInnish Park start/finish line.
Directions To Start / Finish Line:
The Start / Finish line is at McInnish Park boat ramp on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Carrollton. Take IH 35E to the Sandy Lake Road / Whitlock Lane exit (Exit 444), and then go West approximately 1 to 1.5 miles. McInnish Park entrance will be on the left (just before crossing the Trinity River bridge). Turn in to the left and proceed about 50 yards, then turn right on the first park road, and follow it under Sandy Lake Road to the parking lot at the Trinity River boat ramp.
River Clean Up:
Dallas Downriver Club has a river clean up trip the Saturday before the race. You are invited to join us if you would like to help or just look at the course.