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Ohiopyle (PA) Over the Falls Festival Aug 16, 2014

Posted: 08/10/2014
by Mark Singleton

This year’s Festival will be on Saturday Aug 16, 2014. You can register at the event. We need plenty of help, and will require everyone 18 and over who wants to run the Falls to give the event at least one hour of safety! Registration fees are only $15 and volunteers who give us at least two hours of their time will receive a cool T-shirt. Registration forms and waivers are included on the event website. We ask that you download the forms and bring them with you to the event in order to save time. You can sign up for the race and/or freestyle competitions or to just do practice runs the day of the event.
 
It is important that everyone realize that running this waterfall should be for experienced boaters only. Running this class IV waterfall has all the potential hazards involved with any other class IV rapid. Our safety at the base of the falls only involves helping swimmers if and when they wash out from under the falls. As with any whitewater activity you are responsible for judging your own capabilities and for your own safety. If you do not have the experience to run the falls please do not attempt to do so.
 
We have prize money for both the Race and Freestyle Events. Tell your friends!
 
Even if you do not run the falls come on down and be a spectator and celebrate with us at the Town Party.
 
Activities Planned: 

  • Over the Falls Race and Freestyle Event at noon
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Practice Runs – 9am-12pm, then following Freestyle till 4pm

  • Silent Auction 
Town Party with live band The Agway Shoplifters 7:30pm to 10:30pm

  • Awards Ceremony – Town Party

  • Falls Under Lights
 
Those interested in assisting with registration or race administration should contact Festival Coordinator, Barry Adams. Volunteer forms are also on our website.
 
Thank you!

Barry Adams – Festival Coordinator

AW Ohiopyle Access Committee


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