Battle of the Boquet Trail and Kayak Race

Other, 5K, 10K

Event Date

Sat, Jul 16, 2016


Willsboro, NY


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Battle of the Boquet Trail and Kayak Race

$25 $25 Closed

Battle of the Boquet 5k Run/Walk

$15 $15 Closed

Battle of the Boquet 10k

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

The Battle of the Boquet River Trail and Kayak Race takes place on the banks of the Boquet River, following foot paths and rural roads to the river's mouth. Duathalon participants will continue on with the adventure race via kayak up-river to the Town of Willsboro public boat launch which is approximately 1/4 mile from the race finish line - traversable via foot.

5K participants will trek to the half-way point of the trail race (~1.5 miles) and will return via the same path. 10 K participants will race to the end of the trail portion of the race and will return via the same path to the start/finish line.

The course follows the footsteps (towards the river's mouth) of the resident soldiers and the invasive British floatilla that traversed upstream on the Boquet River. Participants are able to experience first hand the terrain that was trekked over 250 years ago - a significant battle that participated in the molding of the Battle of Plattsburgh as it augmented "the equipping and supplying of Macdonough's new fleet of fighting ships." (Morris Glenn, Captain Daniel Pring's May 14th, 1814 - Raid on Lake Champlain)

All participants will receive a t-shirt and a commemorative (and super cool!) stemless wine glass!

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