Downtown Huntsville Inc. presents inaugural ‘Paddle the Canal’ event

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The first ever 'Paddle the Canal" event took place Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 in downtown Huntsville.

Kayakers raced down the canal that goes from Rotary Plaza, just next to the Embassy Suites hotel, to Thrasher Memorial Fountain and back.  The event was a time trial race and some kayakers finished in less than two minutes and thirty seconds!

Experts and novices competed over the two-day event, some racers in costume.  There were also free concerts, food trucks and a craft beer garden.

The weather was a bit rainy, but kayakers are in the water anyway, so it worked out!