19th Annual Timber City Adventure Race

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Name: 19th Annual Timber City Adventure Race
Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

CANOE/KAYAK cancellation
Today in cooperation with the DNR and Maquoketa River Rentals, the Chamber of Commerce and myself have made the decision to cancel the canoe/kayak portion of the Timber City Adventure Race tomorrow due to the rise of the river and the conditions that can potentially make it unsafe for our participants and our volunteers in the water.
But that is NOT going to stop us!

Here are the details and adjustments you need to know...

6:15AM Hurstville (bike/run exchange) will be open for gear drop off.

6:15AM Royertown Canoe Access will be closed. A volunteer will be there to inform participants who did NOT receive this notice about the race change and to head to Canton for registration/check in and bike start.

7:00-8:45AM Registration/check in at the Canton Canoe Access. ALL PARTICIPANTS need to arrive during this time to check in and get race numbers put on bikers and runners only.

9:00AM- Bike route will begin IN Canton. View route here.

Be cautious of the river trail as you come into Main street. There is a sharp left at PERSHING on to a limestone trail that heads back toward the river and under a bridge. It is soft in some places. You will cross under a bridge, head over a newly paved area past the new pedestrian bridge on the right. Follow the path until you come to the boat ramp area. Left up to SHORELINE DRIVE The route will be marked with volunteers.

We are sad that we have to eliminate the canoe portion but the safety of our participants and volunteers comes first. We hope to see you all tomorrow morning in Canton and ready to ride!

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Let's make it a GREAT DAY!

Erica Barker
Timber City Adventure Race Chair

HUSCO International is our Honorary 2018 Timber City Adventure Race Sponsor!

CLICK HERE to view the detailed canoe/kayak route

CLICK HERE to view the detailed bike route

CLICK HERE to view the detailed run route

Water will be available at each exchange (and on run course). Volunteers will be stationed throughout the course.

Just you and the elements tackling all legs of the race!

2 PERSON TEAM: Consists of 2 members who do all legs of the race. Finish time is average of both members times.  2 Men, 2 Women, or Mixed.
4 PERSON TEAM: Relay style. All men, All women, or must have 2 women, 2 men for mixed class.

CLICK HERE for a paper application that you can print out, fill out completely and mail to, or drop off at, Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce 124 S. Main St. Suite 2 Maquoketa, IA 52060  

You cannot do both individual and team competitions.

**NEW** For the safety of our race participants, if you have family and friends offering race support, please advise them to stay OFF the race route with vehicles.  Please take Baldwin back to Maquoketa and refrain from driving on the bike/run route.  Thank you!

No Refunds Due To Weather Related Cancelation
CLICK HERE to view printable photos from the 2017 Timber City Adventure Race!
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Event Sponsors:

Honorary Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

  • Maquoketa State Bank
  • US Cellular/Premier Locations
  • Jackson County Abstract Company

Silver Sponsor

  • Alliance Pipeline
  • Black Hills/Iowa Gas Utility Company, LLC
  • DuTrac Community Credit Union
  • Fawn Brook Estates
  • IIW, P.C.
  • Jackson County Regional Health Center
  • La Casa De Pancho
  • Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility
  • Medical Associates of Maquoketa
  • Miner, Gilroy, & Meade, CPA, P.C.
  • Osterhaus Pharmacy

Bronze Sponsor

  • Brian Aunan, CPA
  • Colonial Square Tax & Accounting LLC
  • Fidelity Bank & Trust
  • KMAQ Radio
  • Make A Splash Home Décor
  • Meinecke-Richards Agency, Inc.
  • Nissen-Caven Insurance & Real Estate
  • Smiles On Main
  • Sybesma Eye & Vision Center
  • Tandem Tire & Auto Service
  • The Simpson Family
  • Trenkamp Electric
  • Walmart Super Center
Registration opens at 7 AM at Canton Canoe Access across from the HOP. Race starts at 7:30 AM.  The Hop at Canton located at 14966 4th Ave, Monmouth, IA 52309. Recreation class starts first.

Race ends on Main Street in front of the Chamber Office, located at 124 S. Main Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060. You must provide your own equipment (bike, helmets, paddles [double bladed are allowed], life jackets, canoe, etc.) If canoe/kayak, life jacket and paddles are needed, for an extra $35 Maquoketa River Rentals will provide them including drop off & pick up.  Register online ASAP as canoe rental is limited.


The Historic Decker Hotel (563) 652-1875
Centerstone Inn & Suites (563) 652-0222
Squiers Manor B & B (563) 652-6961
Whispering Meadows Resort (563) 357-3784

Camping:  Horseshoe Pond, Jackson County Fairgrounds

Date/Time Information:
Friday June 22nd, 2018

Packet Pickup/Social (light refreshments)
Maquoketa Area Family YMCA
500 E Summit
Maquoketa, Iowa  52060

Saturday June 23rd, 2018

Race Day Schedule:
Drop off gear at exchanges 6:15 AM
Registration at Canton opens 7:00 AM
Pre-race Briefing 7:20 AM
Rec. canoe wave begins 7:30 AM
Racing canoe wave 8:00 AM
Post-race celebration 11:30 AM
    Music by River Glen Duo - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Tri-M BBQ Food Truck available
    Root Beer Floats by Maquoketa Rotary
Awards Ceremony - approximately 12:30 PM
Transportation provided back to vehicle after finish.
Contact Information:
Erica Barker-Timber City Adventure Race Chairperson
$40 for Individual
$70 for 2 person
$120 for 4 person Relay 

Canoe Rental, provided by Maquoketa River Rentals, add $35 rental fee

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