CONTACT: Trudi Smith
713.752.0314 ext. 3 (cell) 832.978.2919
2012 BUFFALO BAYOU REGATTA
40 YEARS OF RACING ON HOUSTON’S BUFFALO BAYOU
SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
The Challenge Continues!
WHO: The Buffalo Bayou Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Houston’s historic waterway, invites all paddlers to join the fun.
WHAT: Texas’ largest canoe and kayak race: The Buffalo Bayou Regatta. Houstonians (ages 12 and up) are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile USCA-sanctioned race along the scenic Buffalo Bayou, whether you are entering competitively, or paddling for pleasure, we encourage you to join in the Regatta.
Those not wanting to paddle can catch the outdoor fun and cheer on the racers. Free live zydeco music, awards ceremony, and food and drinks will be available for sale at the finish line are at Sesquicentennial Park.
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2012
WHERE: Starting Line: 7700 San Felipe (just west of Voss )
Finish Line: Sesquicentennial Park (adjacent to the Wortham Theater Center)
Preston Street (between Bagby and Smith streets)
TIME LINE: 7:30am Regatta Registration Opens
9am Race Begins (San Felipe and Voss)
1pm Awards Ceremony (Sesquicentennial Park)
Zydeco music, food and drinks available for purchase
2pm Regatta & Festivities End
u Over 300 canoes and kayaks vie for first place
u Beginner and competitive paddlers alike are welcome to join in on the fun.
For more information on individual canoe and kayak divisions visit www.buffalobayou.org or contact:
o Trudi Smith at 713-752-0314 ext. 3
u Trophies will be awarded to the top three place winners in the Corporate Cup, Recreational Canoe, Recreational Kayak, and Unlimited Divisions. A grand prize will be given to the Styrofoam Cup winner, the boat that collects the most trash!
u Benefiting Buffalo Bayou Partnership and its conservation, recreational, and beatification programs enhancing Houston’s historic Buffalo Bayou.
This year's race is in memory of BOB ARTHUR, who passed away last fall. His dedication and enthusiasm to this event and the paddling community will always be remembered.
Because of this landmark 40th Anniversary for the Buffalo Bayou Regatta, special activities on race day will take place including prizes for race participants showing their Houston Spirit, photography contest and more surprises.
Over 400 canoes and kayaks entering Texas' largest canoe and kayak race
Beginner and competitive paddlers alike are welcome to join in on the fun.
For more information on individual canoe and kayak divisions visit www.buffalobayou.org or contact: Trudi Smith at 713-752-0314 ext. 3or by e-mail at
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Director of PR and Events
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
713.752.0314 ext. 3
Buffalo Bayou Partnership is the non-profit organization revitalizing
and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource.