Alabama Cup Racing Series
The Alabama Cup Racing Series is made up of the Locust Fork Invitational and the Mulberry Fork Canoe & Kayak Races. Race courses consist of about 25 gates, set on class II/III rapids that are approximately one hundred yards long. They are spectator friendly with walking trails right beside them.
The Locust Fork Whitewater Classic race will be replaced by Paddlefest. Paddlefest is a celebration weekend in honor of the river and the people that love it. There will be no race during the Paddlefest, but there will be clinics, demos, music and camping. It will be held at King’s Bend, the same place as the Locust Fork Invitational.
You can find the USA Canoe & Kayak Slalom Racing Rules here.
The races are dependent on rain fall. Too high or too low water might be cause for elimination of some classes or cancellation of the races.
All racers must wear an approved PFD and helmet. All boats must have appropriate flotation. Safety boaters will be on the course at all times.
RACERS WHO DO NOT RETURN RACE BIBS WILL BE HUNTED DOWN LIKE THE DOGS THAT THEY ARE BY THE DILIBERTO MAFIA.
Entrance fee $3 per person, per day.
Camping $5 per person, per night. Camping fee covers daily event fee. Prices subject to change. If camping, please be considerate of others by keeping noise down at reasonable hours. Dogs should always be on leashes, and please pick up their waste.
The races are a time for local paddlers to come together and test their skills against one another, as well as themselves. But, they are more than that. They are also an opportunity to come together as a paddling community and celebrate our local rivers.
We also feature a raffle, silent auction, food, live entertainment, awards banquet, environmental education, and more. All of this is presented in a family friendly environment.