Kayakers of the World Look to Alabama’s Rivers this Month!

The world’s longest kayak race is October 1-11th! This epic adventure takes racers along the core section of the Alabama Scenic River Trail, the longest river trail in a single state. From rushing whitewater to the ambling river delta, the race will challenge even the most experienced paddler.

This isn’t your typical long-distance race. The Alabama 650 is a true test of endurance, with competitors having to complete the entire route within 10 days. That means paddling for hours each day, often in sweltering heat and dealing with whatever Mother Nature throws their way.

But it’s also an incredibly scenic race, with paddlers taking in some of Alabama’s most beautiful scenery, including the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers.

If you’re looking for an adventure this October, keep your eyes on Alabama’s rivers! The Alabama 650 is sure to be a race to remember. The race kicked off on Weiss Lake October 1st, before traversing the spillway in Centre by Decks and Docks, and down the Coosa toward Neely Henry. The race is about half way concluded, but you can watch live tracking of its contestants and their progress here!

by: Clark Stewart, The Alabama Lake Guru

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