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Keel-Haulers 50th Annual Vermilion River Race

This is the Keel-Hauler club's 50th annual race, one of the oldest in the US. The rapids are an easy class I, and the race is appropriate for novice to expert racers as well as recreational and sea kayaks. The Keel-Haulers encourage families and small groups who want to race together. They have added a new class for stand-Up paddleboarders. 
Water level is critical: the race will only be held on this section of the river if the USGS Gauge is between 2.8 to 6 feet. If it's too low, the race will be moved downstream to start and finish at the South Street Boat Launch Ramp on West River Road in Vermilion. If it's too high it will be scheduled for April 8, 2018