Welcome to the Perche Creek Gutbuster!
This is 3rd annual running of the Gutbuster. Why the name Gutbuster? Well think of all the great food that tasted so good going down and then migrating to your waistline this winter. You deny it and I'll sit here and watch your nose grow longer. So March 24 doesn't give you much time to get into shape (ERG or not) and you can't lay back in this race because its only 10.3 miles. A mere blip in time for you 340 pros.
Our sponsors are Thetis Paddles , The Alpine Shop and Ladsurfski. The Alpine Shop has three locations including Columbia, Kirkwood and Chesterfield, MO. They are a great supporter of the paddling sports so if you need canoes, kayaks, paddles and other gear, think of them first. Ladsurfski promotes the Epic Kayaks line of surfskis and wing paddles as well as PaddleONE ergometers.
Further information later
New this year! Some classes have been designated M&M that's Mix and Match. Open to male or female ar any combo . So in surfski if you are a hard charging female you can bang heads with the guys.
USCA designated classes follow all rules of the USCA for those classes. If you are not sure about the legality of a canoe contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New this year is the adult/youth. I have had requests for lowering the age of the youth so that will be done and if enough enter under the age of 12 that will become a separate class. Most any craft can be used as long as it is ment to be a two person boat.
How Do I Get There?
Here are the directions to the Providence Fishing access:
Providence Access is 4 miles south of Columbia on Route K, then 2.5 miles west to the dead end of Old Plank Road. Click on the link for location & directions from wherever you are! (don't forget to come back).
Race Course: Class one water. Race runs from the Providence fishing access to McBaine Bridge and back, 10.3 miles total. The Katy Trail parallels the course which makes it great for spectators! Eagle Bluff Conservation Area is on the south side of the course.