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With 3 of the 4 races complete in the King of New York Series in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the last event standing in the way of the winner being crowned the King is the Moose Race on October 19. The Moose Race is the longest running grassroots whitewater race in the Northeast, and is also a competitor's last chance to tally points towards the King of New York title. This will be announced during the KONY awards ceremony at Mountainman the same night.
Dagger has returned as the premier sponsor of the King of New York, and will also be giving away a Green Boat to the winner of the series.
As mentioned before, the event uses a point series that builds on the tradition of pick-up racing at whitewater festivals across New York State. Points will be awarded for finishes at community organized races on the Black (07/20), Raquette (08/31), Beaver (09/01), and Moose (10/19) rivers. For a list of results of the first 3 events, click here.
The format of the events is split between mass starts on the Black and Moose rivers and timed runs on the Beaver and Raquette rivers. Points will be awarded for finishes at each event. Each racer's top 3 finishes will be used to determine their overall standing and to crown this year's "King of New York". These races are open to all craft and will be tracking any class that's challenged.
To learn more about the King of New York series, click here!