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GREAT AMARILLO BOAT RACE

The Great Amarillo Boat Race is nearly here! On July 29, 2017, build your best cardboard boat and help benefit Special Olympics Texas. 

ABOUT THE RACE

The Great Amarillo Boat Race is a cardboard boat race that’s a fun, family-oriented event held at the Amarillo Town Club’s outdoor Aquatics Center. 

Competitors board and launch their handmade vessels into the pool as spectators cheer them on. This event benefits Special Olympics Texas and is presented by the Amarillo Town Club. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics Texas, which provides year-round, high-quality training and competition opportunities to individuals with intellectual disabilities in an inclusive culture that stresses excellence, rewards determination, emphasizes health and celebrates personal achievement.

 

COST

On or before July 21: $30 per boat

After July 21: $40 per boat

FREE for spectators

WHEN

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

4 p.m.: Boat check-in

5 p.m.: First Launch and activities begin

WHERE

Amarillo Town Club Southwest 7700 Hillside, Amarillo, TX 79119

REGISTRATION

Registration opens July 1 and ends July 28 at 7 p.m.

 

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TEAM CATEGORIES

KIDS TEAM:
All participants must be between the ages of 4-14.

MIXED TEAM:
At least one participant 15 or older plus at least one participant 4-14

FAMILY TEAM:
One or more parent/guardian plus child(ren) ages of 4-14.

PRO TEAM:
All participants must be 15 or older.

- Maximum of six persons on a boat.

- One person teams allowed in Kids and Pro divisions only.

- Limited to the first 100 teams to register.

NOTE:
Any person(s) may construct the boat.
Construction IS NOT limited to only team members.

 


AWARDS

RACE AWARDS:
Fastest time in each team category; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

TEAM SPIRIT AWARD:
Most exuberance team

BEST THEME AWARD:
Most impressive team/boat theme

EPIC FAIL AWARD:
The boat with the most spectacular sinking in the water

GOLDEN BOAT AWARD:
Judges Choice for Best Craftsmanship

Awards Ceremony will be held following the final race of the day. 

For information on the boat race rules, please download the official rules.

 

Download Official Boat Race Rules

Download Official Race Course

 

For questions, please contact Scott Jesko at (806) 468.0301 or at sjesko@amarillotownclub.com.