The king has been telling people that the race is free. That isn’t entirely true…With the phenomial enthusiam and higher than expected quantity of participation, it was decided that insurance was necessary in order to put on the King of the James. The American Canoe Association (ACA) has been an amazing orginization to work with on this topic and has agreed to help. However, they require that each racer be a member of ACA. So, if you are an ACA member, you can race for free. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ACA MEMBERSHIP NUMBER AVAILABLE WHEN YOU REGISTER! You can look it up on the ACA’s website. If you are not currently an ACA member, that’s ok. You will need to purchase a one day event membership for $5. You can do this at the registration table day of.
Sorry for the $5 inconvenience, but all participants of ‘King fo the James’ are required to register.
There is going to be a pre-race registration hosted at the King’s favorite watering hole, Crossroads. Come out from 6-8pm on Thursday, November 6th. Racers can pre-register, pay for an ACA membership, buy their ‘King of the James’ t-shirt and coozie. And if you were so inclined, you could also stay for a bit and drink a beer… Or several…
Speaking of t-shirts, Chris from Hot Box Printing is making them as we speak. Shirts are gunna run $10 bones. They look awesome and all of your friends will be jealous. I only had 70 printed, so get’em while the gettin’s good.
The King despises few things more than an over-the-bars crash, a trashing in a big hole, and scuzy warm beer. There isn’t much I can do to prevent you from the first two, but I can help you with the latter. ‘King of the James’ coozies where made to keep those drinks nice and icy cold. They will run $3 bones. Every time you are sitting at the takeout with your coozie, or by the trail head, nobody will doubt that you are in fact the real ‘King of the James’
Long story short, you can get an ACA registration, t-shirt and coozie for just $15. This is the King’s deal and you can’t beat it.