Webster City holds its annual Boone Bash River Dash this weekend. This is the third year of the race down the central Iowa river from Riverside Park to Briggs Woods Park south of Webster City. Last year’s competition drew paddling enthusiasts from all over Iowa and Missouri.
Brian Stroner, one of the organizers, says a host of water-related events are planned. The canoe and kayak races start at 10 A.M. and there will be several divisions and classes, including for kids. In addition to the races, there will be something new this year — an adventure race which will have contestants mountain biking for two miles, running for three and a half miles and paddling down the Boone for four-point-six miles.
Awards will be given out later in the day for the Boone Bash. Stroner says an official from the DNR will be there to officially unveil the Water Trail, along with a series of kiosks.
He says it’s a way to let new-comers know where they are on the map, what they can see and a little about the geology of the area. You can find out more about the Boone Bash River Dash on line at " www.boonebashriverdash.com ".