2017 Taming of the Slough - Saturday, Sept. 16

Join River Action for our annual Taming of the Slough Adventure Triathlon this fall to paddle, mountain bike and run your way to the top. This year's Taming of the Slough will take place at Empire Park. The route takes you around Campbell's Island by kayak or canoe, then through one of the Quad Cities excellent singletrack mountain bike trails at Illiniwek Forest Preserve, and finishes with a two mile run along the riverfront. Compete individually or form a team to conquer the mighty Mississippi!

Don't forget to celebrate at the finish at the post-race party with pizza and beer.

This year the Taming of the Slough has partnered up with the Timber City Adventure Race and the Annawan Canal Ambush to bring you the 3x3 Adventure Series. Compete across all three races to prove you're the best and with the 3x3 Champion's Cup. Click the button to find out more.

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Tune Ups are scheduled for August 24, 31, September 7, and 14 from 5:30- 7:00 pm

Tune Up is a series of training sessions open to Taming of the Slough racers and the general public. Free access to canoes and kayaks from Princeton Outdoor Adventures. Registered racers can reserve boats. General public first come, first serve. Meet at Empire Park in East Moline. Illiniwek Forest Preserve mountain bike course will be very similar to the race day setup.

Get prepared for Taming of the Slough or just enjoy some time on the river, or bike the off-road trails at Illiniwek Forest Preserve. It's a fun and loosely-structured event promoting adventure sports in the Quad Cities!

Make sure to head over to the Loggerhouse across the street from Empire Park after your Tune Ups for Taming for food and drink specials!

Packet pickup is Friday, 9/15, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bent River Brewing Co – Moline Brew House (The Patio), 1413 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265.

The race is Saturday, 9/17, at 8:00 am.

All transitions take place at Empire Park in East Moline.

The Boat (Kayak or Canoe) is a 3.8-mile paddle around Campbell's Island.
The Bike is a short ride to Illiniwek Forest Preserve for a challenging mountain bike course returning to Empire Park (3.8 miles paved, 4.5 miles off-road, 400 ft. of elevation changes).
The Run is a 2-mile paved and off-road run finishing at Empire Park.

Compete individually or as a team

2-Person Team:
Consists of 2 members (start in canoe or kayak) who do all legs of the race.
Finish time is the average of both members' times.

3-Person Team:
Relay: Kayak, Bike, Run

Corporate Adventure Challenge: 3-Person Team:
Relay: Kayak, Bike, Run. Traveling trophy to honor each year's winner. Corporate teams also eligible for team overall awards.

You must provide your own equipment (bike, helmets, paddles, life jackets, canoe). Bike tires must be wider than 1.4 inches.
The race begins at 8:00 am. Please arrive prior to 7:30 to register or check in.

In the event of rain and trail closure the race will continue using the riverfront bike trail for the biking course. Competitors must still use tires wider than 1.4 inches wide.

Canoes & kayaks are available for rental through the following companies:

Want to see how you did for each of your splits or who placed? Check out your final results here. A special thanks to Jeff Castro at Accu-split Timing Company for our speedy results!

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