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Obstacle Course, Canoe Race Set at Chadron State Park

CHADRON, Neb. — Chadron State Park is inviting people to attend and afternoon of spirited competition at its annual Fur Trade Funday on Sunday, July 10.

The event, part of Chadron’s annual Fur Trade Days celebration, features the Crooked Arrow Obstacle Course at 1 p.m. followed by the Kiwanis Fur Trade Regatta at about 3 p.m.

The timed obstacle course near the park’s tennis courts challenges participants to post the best time in navigating a variety of challenges such as balance beam, casting and disc golf. The canoe race challenges each team of two to race another pair of paddlers around the course at the park’s pond.

The events are open to the public free of charge and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Kiwanis will accept donations to help defray costs and support programs for youth. Vehicles are required to have a Nebraska Park Entry Permit, available at the park’s office or online at outdoornebraska.gov.

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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