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Friday, May 5, 2000 -- Albright, WV
Cheat River Massacre-ence
The opening event for the Cheat River Festival

[Coverage]
[Overall Results] [Results by Class]
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[1999 Event Coverage]

The 5th Annual Cheat Downriver Race
(All benefits go to the Cheat Watershed)

Friday, May 5th, 2000
Entry times: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Start time: 5:00pm (sharp)
Mass start - bridge to bridge
Approximately 12 miles of class IV - V whitewater!
Entry fee $20
Race Coordinator: Rick Gusic

WHAT YOU GET:
Includes T-shirt and shuttle, free admission to the Festival the next day, and beer at the post race party at the take-out. (Kegs courtesy of West Virginia Brewery). Last but not least, you'll be helping out a good cause: Friends of the Cheat!

TEAM COMPETITION:
This year, for the first time, the Cheat Race will have a team competition. Teams will be composed of up to 4 paddlers, with the fastest three counting towards the score. Teams can be from two categories: paddling clubs and an open category. For the first, teammates must be current members of the paddling club. The second category, open,is comprised of people belonging or working for any company. This could include rafting outfitters, kayaking schools, boat companies, paddling shop, or just about any company as long as your team all works there. So go ahead, get your company to sponsor your team for the race!

MORE INFORMATION
If you have general race questions or need some info: e-mail for race questions (412) 782-6801 (Rick Gusic)
You can also visit the Friends of the Cheat on the web at: www.Cheat.org

VOLUNTEER:
Race officials and safety boaters needed. Includes T-shirt and shuttle, free admission to the Festival the next day, and beer at the post race party at the take-out. Contact Friends of the Cheat office, (304) 329-3621

RACE DESCRIPTION:
This is a downriver race. The race begins with a "mass" start about 1/2 mile above decision rapid. Everybody fires off at the same time, competing head to head and paddling down the river. The Cheat race is one of the few races in the world doing this. If you don't know the river real well, there will be plenty of people to follow. The race continues for 10 miles down to the take out (finish line).