A 62 mile canoe race on the Colorado River
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE AMAZON EXPRESS EXPEDITION
The Texas Winter 100k (TWO) launches it's 3rd annual race from the banks of Ladybird Lake (aka: Town Lake) this coming January. The race is fashioned after the popular Colorado River 100 with the same boat classes and will give racers a reason to get in shape and stay in shape throughout the winter. Compared to most of the weather in the canoe racing world of north America, Texas is quite pleasant, with average highs in the 60's and lows in the 40's for January. That said, the temps have been known to get down to 8 degrees F and up to 85 degrees F, so anything can happen. Rainfall tends to be fairly moderate, but this is Texas, so it's anybody's guess.
The 2011 race was a bit cold and drizzly, the 2012 race was warmer and sunny, so definitely plan on any conditions.
CR100: Racers may notice the shocking similarities between the TWO and the CR100. I find it astounding myself. However, these incredible similarities tend to make more sense with the knowledge that the management of the TWO has blatantly cut and pasted a huge amount of content and organization from the CR100 webpage and race, with the blessings of the CR100 race director, Mike Drost. The goal, once again, was to give racers a mid-winter race and to tie the TWO with the CR100. In fact, the finish for the TWO is exactly the same as the starting location for the CR100: Fisherman's Park in Bastrop, Texas.
SPONSORSHIP: The TWO is currently accepting applications for sponsors offering financial support. We're also accepting "in kind" sponsorship for those who want to donate products and/or services for participants in the race.