NAPLES — The 35th running of the Great Dock Canoe Race, Saturday, May 14, 2011, was founded in 1976 as an end-of-season celebration of the Dock Restaurant’s first year. Providing inspiration for semi-professional outlandishly decorated canoes, this year's theme is "Rednecks and Royalty. Click here to see a listing of previous themes.
The Race now draws thousands of spectators to watch competitors including corporate icons, ambitious amateurs, and practically professionals run the course, whose efforts this year will support First Book - Collier County.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
09.00 am – 10.30 am Theme Canoe Registration
10.00 am – Noon General Registration
11.00 am Theme Canoe Parade
11:45 am Start VIP Race
12:15 pm Main Race Briefing
12:30 pm "Ambitious Amateurs" position canoes
12:45 pm Start "Ambitious Amateurs" race
1:30 pm "Practically Professionals" position canoes
1:45 pm Start "Practically Professionals" race
2:45 pm Awards Ceremony