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New Year’s Day Run

  • Date January 1st, 2023
  • Place: Celebration park
  • Time : 10am
  • Run Chairman: Shay White 

The WWA hosts a New Year’s Day Run each year on the central Snake River in southern Idaho.  Braving winter weather and residual effects from the previous night’s celebrating, bold participants forge up the river from Celebration park through the infamous “Graveyard” stretch of the river to Swan Falls Dam.  Upon reaching their destination, the hardy adventurers engage in the traditional “Toast to the River Gods”.  This is a one-day affair; participants meet mid-morning at the Celebration park boat ramp and most are back at the launch by mid-afternoon.  Generally a dozen or so boats and two to three dozen individuals take part.

This run is not difficult, but there are several sections of the river that are quite technical.  Those who are not familiar with the route generally travel up with a leader.

This run will be followed by a BBQ at Celebration park.

Checklist to chair this run

New Years Day Run