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Taming of the Slough Adventure Race

09/15/18 - 09/15/18    

Empire Park
Great River Trail
East Moline, IL

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River Action’s Taming of the Slough celebrates increased participation on water trails and off-road (mountain bike) trails in the Quad Cities on Campbell’s Island Slough, Illiniwek Forest Preserve, and McNeal’s Reserve, East Moline. Taming of the Slough is an adventure triathlon, which will be held in East Moline and Hampton, IL. Racers will canoe or kayak around Campbell’s Island (3.8 miles), proceed to the forest preserve for a challenging mountain-biking experience (8.3 miles), and finish with a cross-country run through McNeal’s Reserve (2 miles). The mountain biking and paddling elements set Taming apart from traditional triathlons. They most often consist of a swim, road bicycle ride, and run. River Action’s not-so-traditional event includes a paddle instead of a swim, off-road bicycle ride, and run, part of which is off-road. Taming of the Slough is designed to use the river and riverfront in East Moline and Hampton, raise awareness for its unique recreational opportunities and advance water trails on river and off-road trail development in the Quad Cities. Call 563-322-2969 to register or go to http://www.riveraction.org/taming

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