The Creekness Stakes
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THE CREEKNESS STAKES

A VOYAGEuR CANOE RACE

- INAUGURAL RACE -
SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

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Get in the boat.

Grab 7 or 8 of your friends, family or co-workers and see who can paddle a huge wooden Voyageur canoe down Trail Creek the fastest at the Creekness Stakes!


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get a team together and race a giant, hand-crafted voyageur wood canoe down beautiful trail creek in michigan city, indiana. compete against other teams for your once-in-a-lifetime chance at winning the inaugural creeky cup!

By participating in this fun and challenging event, you will be establishing secure funding to keep Trail Creek Week available to over 1,000 Michigan City Area Schools students. Trail Creek Week is a unique 5-day, place-based environmental education event hosted by the Trail Creek Watershed Partnership. student Participants in the program attend a full day of interactive stations facilitated by local environmental and education professionals.


RACE REGISTRATION LEVELS

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Full-Boat  |  8-9 paddlers
$1,000

A $1,000 sponsorship level entry gets you a full boat for your company, family or friends. A full voyager canoe can accommodate up to 8 or 9 adult paddlers, giving you full control of your canoe. The perfect size for corporate teams and larger families who are in-sync and gunning to win the Creeky Cup!

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1/2 Boat  |  4 paddlers
$550

Not quite ready for your own boat?  The 1/2 boat-level is perfect for you!  A $550 sponsorship level get entry for up to 4 adult paddlers, or one-half of a canoe. You will share the boat with another 1/2 boat-sponsor (assigned at the event), and you'll share the glory if you go on to win the Creeky Cup!

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individual |  1 paddler
$125

Individuals who are not part of a larger team are welcome too!  Sign on as an individual sponsor at the $125-level and you'll be entered into the event and seated with another team that has room or needs another paddle!

 
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5 days. Environmental Awareness. Confidence. Team Building.

 
 

5 days on the water

Trail Creek Week is a five day, place-based environmental education event hosted by the Trail Creek Watershed Partnership. Participants in the program attend interactive stations facilitated by local professionals from the Michigan City Sanitary District, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Barker Mansion and Civic Center, the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association, and many others.

 

WILDERNESS INQUIRY

Each year since 2012, Michigan City has played host to the Wilderness Inquiry Canoemobile during Trail Creek Week. This traveling fleet of 24 foot handmade wooden Voyageur replica canoes provides the perfect opportunity for students to experience Trail Creek from a perspective not often seen.

Our students love opportunities for hands on, experiential learning. Trail Creek Week and Canoemobile get them engaged and active, and give them a deeper understanding of how the science and environmental concepts they are learning in the classroom apply the world around them.
— Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, MCAS Superintendent
 
 
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Questions? Contact Us!

For event inquiries including information about sponsorships, the race course, event schedule, or anything, really, please fill out and submit the form below. Or contact Nicole Messacar of the LaPorte SWCD (info to right).

 
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NICOLE MESSACAR

LaPorte County Soil & Water Conservation District
nmessacar@laportecounty.org
(219) 326-6808