June 22nd marks the 2013 Kawnivore, a 34 mile canoe and kayak race on the Kansas River from Topeka to Lawrence. The event will begin with a le mans start at 9:00 a.m. at the Topeka Coffer Dam (river mile 87) and end at the KU Rowing Boathouse (river mile 53). Savor the final miles of the upper Kaw with channel-hunting, sandbar-dodging and snag-scouting all the while supporting Friends of the Kaw. Registration is open and can be completed online at www.kawpaddler.com. T-shirts, goodie bags, and post-race meals are provided to all participants. Trophies will be given to all 1st through 3rd place finishers. A handmade Thetis Paddles single blade paddle, an Epic double blade paddle and other prizes are available drawing items to all racers. If you’re not interested in competing, feel free to come watch the start and finish. Post-race meals are also available to non-racers at a suggested minimum $5 donation. If you’re interested in volunteering with the event, contact Christina Ruiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.