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!