This year’s Texas Water Safari has been postponed until June 27.
Organizers decided to delay the grueling, 260-mile paddling race from San Marcos to Seadrift along the Texas coast after recent heavy rains. The race, known as “the World’s Toughest Canoe Race,” was originally scheduled for June 13.
Officials postponed the event because of safety concerns, saying access to some of the race checkpoints and private ranches along the ranch was limited because of flood damage. Radio equipment used to track racers was also inoperable after the flooding, according to the race website. http://www.texaswatersafari.org/texas-water-safari-postponed-to-june-27/
This isn’t the first time the race has been rescheduled. Weather conditions have forced postponement of the race several times in its 53-year history.
This year’s race will be dedicated to those affected by the recent floods.