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Disc golf, canoe races set at Chadron State Park

CHADRON, Neb. – Amateur disc golfers and canoeists are being invited to participate in fun competitions at Chadron State Park on Sunday, July 9.

As part of Chadron’s annual Fur Trade Days celebration, the park will be the site of the inaugural Disc Golf Challenge at 1 p.m., followed by the Kiwanis Fur Trade Regatta, the yearly canoe race, at 3 p.m. Each event will begin with registration at the shelter near the park’s lagoon 30 minutes prior to start.

The Disc Golf Challenge, a new event for Fur Trade Days, will challenge participants to get the top score on the park’s 18-basket course following a shotgun start. Participants are encouraged to bring their own discs, although some will be available for rental at the park’s Trading Post.

The Regatta, open to ages 12 and up, challenges teams of two to race one another on a lap around the park’s lagoon. Following the preliminaries, the racers with the top two times will square off against one another for the championship. Canoes and life vests will be provided. The park also will provide free paddleboat rides before and after the canoe races.

Entry to the canoe races and disc golf tournament is free and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Donations to the Chadron Kiwanis Club, which serves children’s causes in the community, will be collected.

Nebraska park entry permits are required for vehicles. They may be purchased online at outdoornebraska.org or at the park’s entrance.

About Justin Haag

Justin Haag has served the Commission as a public information officer in the Panhandle since 2013. His duties include serving as regional editor for NEBRASKAland Magazine. Haag was raised in southwestern Nebraska, where he developed a love for fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits. After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Chadron State College in 1996, he worked four years as an editor and reporter at newspapers in Chadron and McCook. Prior to joining the Commission in 2013, he worked 12 years as a communicator at Chadron State, serving as the institution’s media and public relations coordinator the last five. He and his wife, Cricket, live in Chadron, and have two children.

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