Gauley Animal Race 2023

2981 Summersville Lake Road
Summersville, WV 26651


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Event Description

The Upper Gauley is a 9.8 mile section of Class IV+ and Class V whitewater. The race is run from the lower put in at Summersville Dam to the upstream face of Postage Due Rock in Sweets Falls Rapid. A paddler will need excellent endurance and very solid skills to prevent trouble on this long, powerful river. Bomb-proof bracing and 2-sided rolls, along with big water skills and precise maneuvering, are required to have reasonable assurance of a safe and an enjoyable run.

Event details and schedule

Event Day Itinerary - September 18, 2023

  • 8:30 AM - Event Check In/Late Registration @ Summersville Dam
  • 10:30 AM - Shuttle Pickup @ Mason's Branch
  • 11:45 AM - Event Briefing
  • 12:00 PM - Race Starts
  • 2:00 PM - Finish Line Party @ Sweets Falls
  • 6:00 PM - Awards & Afterparty at ACE Adventure Gear


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