Mothers Day Race, Pilar NM

Yesterday was Mothers Day. Here in New Mexico we have a funny way of celebrating mothers day. That is by competing in or attending the annual mothers day race on the "racecourse" section of the Rio Grande. The mothers day race is the 2nd oldest american whitewater race. It was originally started by a boy scout group out of Los Alamos, NM, and was more recently sponsored by the Adobe whitewater Club in Albuquerque. Last year the adobe whitewater stopped runnoing the race, and it was picked up by the New Mexico River Outfitters Association. This year the tradition was carried on my a wild downriver race. Each of the New Mexico Rafting Companies Participating entered one or two rafts in thes race. We began with a mass start at 5 pm at the County Line River Access in Pilar, NM. The first of the teams finished in 38 minutes. Not bad considering the wind. Congratulations to Known World Guides for the spectacular performance. The race concluded with a BBQ and good times were had by all.

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