Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dan River Boat Race

If you can’t resist a good competition or race, you may want to get yourself ready for the upcoming 19th annual Dan River Boat Race. This is a 2.5-mile race on a mild section of the Dan River between Mayodan and Madison in Rockingham County. Registration for the race can be completed up until 3:00 pm on August 1st.

If racing isn’t your thing, but you would like to support the event by being a safety boater, the Madison-Mayodan Recreation District is looking for a few more volunteers to do just that. You can contact Dixie Penn of the Madison-Mayodan Recreation District at for more information on volunteering, or call her at 336.548.9572.

Don’t forget that you can also just head to the race site on August 2 to enjoy the race and walk around the historic towns of Madison and Mayodan. We highly recommend a visit to Madison Dry Goods and their upstairs museum, or lunch at Fuzzy’s BBQ or dinner at the new Brickyard Tavern.

For more information or to see pictures from past races, visit The race will also be featured this weekend on UNC-TV's “North Carolina Weekend,” which airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. and repeats on Friday and Saturday. Check your local listings.

Article by: Brian Higgins

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