Event: King of the Rogue 2014
Boating for a good cause is kind of the best thing ever. Especially if it means you could be named "King of the Rogue." Who wouldn't want to be named royalty on one of the best rivers in the nation? You'll get your chance this weekend at the King of the Rogue Race hosted by Gold Hill Whitewater Park. This race will be at Ti'lomihk Falls, one of the best rapids along the Rogue River's Nugget-Powerhouse run.
The Gold Hill Whitewater Park aims to be the best whitewater park in the world - a place where Olympians and civilians alike can come to hone their skills in a beautiful setting. They are rapidly moving forward in creating this park at Ti'lomihk Falls in Gold Hill working with 1996 Olympian Gold Medalist Oliver Fix as well as the 1996 Olympic slalom course designer Rick McLaughlin. The organization still has a ways to go before the park reaches completion, but they have support from local and state government as well as local Native American Tribal representatives.
The Gold Hill Whitewater Center
The organization also places a huge emphasis on Rogue River conservation for both natural and cultural reasons. They have worked closely with Grandma Agnes Baker Pilgrim (or Grandma Aggie) to be culturally and ecologically sensitive while implementing the pakr. They have also helped to bring her dreams of a Dragonfly Bridge to fruition.
All proceeds from the King of the Rogue Race will go to Gold Hill Whitewater Park's various projects and is definitely a worthwhile cause. Participants can choose to do all 3 races or just 1. It is $25 for the first race and only $10 for each additional race. Get out to the Rogue this weekend to boat, meet some great people, and support an awesome organization.