There will be NO onsite registration on race day. Please follow the Webscorer link at the bottom of this page. Online registration begins August 1, 2018 and ends September 26, 2018. You can also download the Webscorer app to your phone.
The race will begin at 10:00am at the Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp on Bayou D'arbonne Drive, West Monroe, LA. After dropping off your paddle craft at the boat ramp, please drive to Trapp's on the River at 113 South Riverfront St in West Monroe (about a 15 minute drive). Park in the parking lot across the street from Trapp's, toward the back if possible. A Ouachita Parish school bus will make 2 trips to shuttle racers from this parking lot back to the starting line and will be leaving Trapp's PROMPTLY at 8:15am and 9:00. DO NOT MISS THE BUS, and catch the earlier bus, if possible!!
Trapp's, 113 South Riverfront St., West Monroe, LA Join us at Trapp's for the after party! Food, fun, and frosty cold beverages await you at the finish line while you enjoy the awards presentations and a live band!
Friday, September 28, 2018, from 6:00-7:30pm at Trapp's Restaurant, 113 Riverfront St. West Monroe, LA
Book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites (318)807-6000
603 Constitution Dr. 1 King $99
West Monroe, LA 71291 2 Queens $103
Ask for the River Rat Paddle Challenge group rate/Event 311. Complementary breakfast is included.
Louisiana Delta Adventures presents the NELA Paddler of the Year Award.
The Speedy Gonzales Award goes to the River Rat Pack team that is able to finish the course in the fastest time. Time will be calculated on the third member of each team's time as they cross the finish line.
The "I Smell A River Rat" Award goes to the Rat Pack team that captures the spirit of the Ouachita River Rat: a helping of camaraderie, ecclectic theme, with just a dash of full-blown crazy!
The BIG CHEESE Award goes to the Rat Pack with the largest number of team members participating.