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The Glacier Challenge

NO FUTURE EVENT DATE SET Whitefish, MT 59937 US Directions

Kayak Leg

4 Miles




Click HERE for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Online Self-Certification Test. You MUST have a Certification Sticker on your boat to launch in Whitefish Lake! (click the non-motorized sticker test link)



Coast Guard approved life jackets are REQUIRED and MUST BE WORN for this leg of the race. All life jackets are subject to inspection, and if found to be unfit, could lead to the disqualification of the participant and/or the team. No water ski belts will be allowed. There must be one whistle per water craft. Kayakers must be capable of performing a self-rescue or be able to sit on top of the kayak. The boat or paddle board must be paddled by one person. Paddlers must be able to handle their craft in all conditions. It is recommended that racers use a boat with which they are familiar. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather or possible immersion in the water. Event organizers are not responsible for any belongings left at race sites.



Kayak Drop-off

It is recommended that paddlers have their boats and other equipment staging needs completed before the Pre-Race meeting at the City Beach starting point. All boats will be lined up in partial water next to dock for Gazebo #3.




From downtown Whitefish, head North on Baker Avenue over the viaduct. Turn left on Edgewood and head to City Beach.



The Course

This will be an out and back course all on the lake to Houston Point.




There will be no parking at City Beach. Please use neighborhood streets and walk to venue. There will be a temporary loading area to drop off boats and bikes.



Pre-race Meeting

There will be a pre-race meeting at 6:30 AM at City Beach for all competitors. The meeting will provide participants with the most up-to-date information on the race course and a review of all safety precautions. IT IS MANDATORY FOR All PARTICIPANTS TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. The buses leave at 7am and The Glacier Challenge begins with the 8 Mile run leg at 8:00 AM.




It is important for all participants to have their race bib visible for timekeepers to see. The timing chip is afixed to the bib so the bib needs to be visible on the front of your shirt. Do not crumple the bib. You should only cross a timing mat when finishing a leg.

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