2019 Race Canceled

It is with deep regret that we announce that we have been forced to cancel the 3rd Annual Sipsey Fork River Race. As many of you already know, the Mulberry Fork has suffered a massive fish kill due to a spill from the Tyson Foods/ American Protein, River Valley Plant in Hanceville, Alabama.The spill and all it carried with it was pulled at least one mile up the Sipsey Fork. Originally, we believed enough water would pass through both forks to dilute our waters to safe levels. Yesterday, we took water samples and submitted them to an EPA recognized company. Today we learned that the levels of bacteria were several times the acceptable level for human recreation. It would be irresponsible for us to continue with the race under these circumstances. On June 22 at 8:00 am, we will be at the boat ramp behind T&R Grocery at The Forks. People who have ordered t-shirts may pick them up there. We will also have contact information so that you may speak up regarding the assault on our river.

Martha SalomaaComment