Jasper Aquathon & Athabasca River Race (57th)
Location: Jasper, Alberta
Date: May 18/19, 2019 (May Long Weekend)
9:30-10:30am Registration at Old Fort Point Bridge
11:00am Athabasca River Race - float/snorkel/race down the river (including Becker's Rapids)!
12:00pm BBQ Lunch
1:00pm Dive in for trash at Lac Beauvert or your choice any local Jasper lakes
10:15 - 10:30 am: Waivers if needed & dive briefings for dive events & activities at Lake Edith (sorry, no breakfast this year)
11:00 am: Safety Briefing & Start of several fun Dive events and activities at Lake Edith
12:00 pm -3:00 pm BBQ Lunch & dive events continue until 3 pm
5:30-7:00 pm BBQ Dinner at Wapiti Campground and Aquathon awards and presentations (BYOM-bring your own meat/veggie)
Cost: $20 each Diver, Kids 15 & under eat free. Additional Adults: Add: $5 extra per meal, AUC Membership: Free 1st 6 months or AUC Membership Renewal: $20 per diver/per year.
Hosted By: Alberta Underwater Council
RSVP to: email@example.com
A full weekend of fun events for everyone - divers and non-divers! Including on Saturday am, float down the Athabasca River in your wetsuit/drysuit, then after lunch, dive in for trash at Lac Beauvert. On Sunday, at Lake Edith, after hot, pancake breakfast served up by AUC Board Members, enjoy a variety of dive events in the lake. Aquathon weekend culminates at the Prize Presentation BBQ at Wapiti Campground Cook Shelter near section RR (watch for roadside dive flag signs). Enter all or pick & choose your multi-events to enter. Note - includes 2 meals (light lunch on Saturday, light lunch Sunday & BYOM BBQ (bring your own meat/veggies to BBQ) on Sunday prior to Aquathon awards & presentations. Includes Lake Cleanup Tees for those participating in your choice of Jasper lakes for a cleanup on Saturday afternoon.
50th Annual Jasper Aquathon - 2012
Athabasca River Race - 2016
NOTE: Participation in all activities is AT YOUR OWN RISK. Athabasca River at Becker's Rapids can be challenging, but most of river is slow, all depends on current conditions including snow melt, recent rain & consequent river flow rates.
Costumes: Full costumes are no longer allowed during the River Race for safety reasons. Only hats, tshirts (over wetsuits), etc will be allowed.
Flotation aids are helpful for the River Race and recommended. Also must have mask/snorkel, wetsuit/drysuit, hood, gloves, boots, fins.
Lake Cleanups usually planned for Saturday afternoon, your choice of lake (Annette, Beauvert, etc), participants receive a free AUC Lake Cleanup T-Shirt!
Air fills are usually available at Jasper Fire Hall on Saturday 3:00-6:00 pm. Current price is $10 per tank, cash only, exact change appreciated.
Dive events planned for Lake Edith at 10:15 am (note: cancelled Pancake Breakfast) to be followed by Prize Presentations & BBQ (usually at Wapiti Campground, near Section RR).
Divers, Remember to Bring:
All your dive gear and tanks - BCD, regulators, drysuit/wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights, dive computer, hood, gloves
Other dive gear that you will find useful to bring: dive light, writing slate, compass
Your certification card and logbook
Warm clothing, even if the sun is shining, be prepared for typical Alberta weather which could include rain, snow, and everything in between
Most events include food and water, but if you have allergies or dietary requirements, bring your own lunch or snack
Lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen
Small amount of cash for registration fees, raffle draws, airfills (if available)