Congratulations to all participants!

All Photos Courtesy of Britt Runyon Images


2019 Race Results

Downriver Kayak Long

  1. #15 Garret Schooley 27:15

  2. #7 Matt Gontram 27:17

  3. #12 Andy Vanis 28:01

  4. #16 Corey Spoores 28:12

  5. #4 Greg Brandelli 28:40

  6. #13 Annie Chamberlain 29:29

  7. #3 (IK) Kurt Larson 32:39

Downriver Kayak Short

  1. #10 Clara Rempe 30:31

  2. #11 Molly Rempe 30:41

  3. #1 Liam Hurlburt 32:00

  4. #9 Gary Rempe 32:50

  5. #8 Susan Rempe 37:49

  6. #17 Marie Blatnik 41:42

Downriver SUP

  1. #6 Kim Chatfield 32:25

  2. #5 Anthony Bybee 34:11

  3. #2 Danielle Keil DNF

Kayak Slalom

  1. #13 Annie Chamberlain 1:11.21

  2. #9 Gary Rempe 1:12.44

  3. #4 Greg Brandelli 1:15.83

  4. #11 Molly Rempe 1:20.44

  5. #12 Andy Vanis 1:53.99

  6. #17 Marie Blatnik 2:21.35

  7. #10 Clara Rempe 2:23.16

  8. #12 Susan Rempe 2:34.18

Freestyle Kayak

  1. John Fullbright 205 points

  2. Corey Spoores 31 points

  3. Marie Blatnik 15 points

Family Race

  1. Chamberlain Family “9640 “Mississippi's””

Downriver R4

  1. #24 NMRA 31:07

  2. #25 Far Flung 31:18

  3. #27 Far Flung 31:48

  4. #23 Saw Good 22:54

  5. #30 Bombs ‘n’ Boats 34:17

  6. #26 NMRA 35:06

  7. #28 Santa Fe Rafting 37:06

Downriver R6

  1. #22 New Wave 31:57

  2. #29 Santa Fe Rafting 33:20

Dutch Oven Cookoff - Entree (195 max points)

  1. Savannah and Karen - Veggie Paella - 148pts

  2. Rachel and Brandon - Burgundy Beef Stew - 143pts

  3. Cathy - Tamales - 136pts

  4. Garrett and Bean - Tater Tot Casserole - 132pts

  5. Hannah - Green Chili Mac and Cheese - 129pts

Dutch Oven Cookoff - Dessert (195 max points)

  1. Shawn and Juliette - Apple Tart - 165pts

  2. John and Michael - Apple Crumble - 132pts


2018 RACE RESULTS

The 2018 Mother’s Day Racers persevered through low-water conditions and tough competition in all categories. The 2018 race course was shortened with an end point after Last Chance rapid due to low water.

Downriver Kayak Long

  1. #28 35:08

  2. #99 37:10

  3. #24 39:45

  4. #84 1.01:15

Downriver SUP

  1. #82 41:42

  2. #21 43:07

  3. #22 43:14

  4. #80 44:45

  5. #26 50:01

  6. #93 58:09

Downriver Kayak Short

  1. #94 34:05

  2. #27 34:27

  3. #29 35:41

  4. #96 36:03

  5. #97 36:58

  6. #85 39:56

  7. #83 43:36

Slalom (All Vessels)

  1. #94 1:04 Kayak

  2. #28 1:17 Kayak

  3. #98 1:18 Kayak

  4. #112 1:59 Canoe

  5. #92 DNF SUP

Downriver R4 (There was an issue with the timing, only places were recorded).

  1. #21 New Wave 6. #112 Los Rios

  2. #27 Schoolrey 7. #115 NMRA

  3. #98 NMRA 8. #94 Far Flung

  4. #114 NMRA 9. #22 Far Flung

  5. #26 NMRA 10. #95 Erid

 

Downriver R6

  1. #92 Russ C.

Family Race

  1. #28 Chamberlain Family


Sponsors

Thank you to all of the sponsors below for their continued support of the Mother’s Day Whitewater Races!


Celebrating 62 Years of
Mother's Day Whitewater Races

The Mother’s Day Races were founded in the 1950’s by Los Alamos paddle boater and LANL employee, Jim “Stretch” Fretwell.  After competing at Colorado’s FiBark for many years, Stretch decided to start a paddle race closer to home on the Rio Grande, now known as the Pilar Racecourse.  The races were supported by Los Alamos’s Explorers: Post 20, The Atomic City Citizens Band Radio Club, The Los Alamos Fire Department to name a few.  By the late 1960’s, an estimated 2000 spectators leap frogged their way downstream on Highway 68 to watch rafts and kayaks twist and turn through the whitewater.

Stretch eventually handed it over to the Adobe Whitewater Club who valiantly ran the races for over thirty years until they handed it over to NMROA in 2008.  This year, NMROA and the Adobe Whitewater Club are working together to expand the races and welcomes spectator, racer and sponsor enthusiasm and support!