Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 09:00 AM

Pacifico 8-Ball Kayak Sprint

L.L.Bean Gear Town
Covered Bridge, Vail, CO 81657
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Event Information
Can you make it through this Mountain Games original without some carnage? Outlook not so good. The 8-Ball Kayak Sprint is a whitewater battle royal sprint to the finish. After a floating start at the Covered Bridge, as many as ten kayakers will push, shove, and jostle their way through a 200-meter sprint in the narrow confines of Gore Creek. Along the way, boaters must avoid being knocked off by the 8-Ballers – loathsome kayakers in full body armor waiting patiently to attack the sprinters and slow them down throughout the course. Finals at 4:00pm on Sunday, June 9th.
8 Ball Kayak Sprint


FULL CONTACT KAYAKING

The 8-Ball Kayak Sprint is the river’s answer to a demolition derby. Short but brutal, this now-legendary event sends as many as ten kayakers down through a 200 meter sprint in the narrow confines of Gore Creek, in the heart of the Vail Village. Along the way, boaters must avoid being knocked off by the 8 Ballers – ruthless kayakers in full body armor who try to slam into the competitors, knock them over and slow them down throughout the course. It is usually a bloody-knuckled hand that raises the coveted 8-ball trophy each year.


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