My Charity is It Happened to Alexa - Foundation
Our event is The Great Contraption Race - http://www.crowdrise.com/greatcontraptionrace/fundraiser/dorytrading
The Great Contraption Race (GCR) is a fun, 2-person and 4-person team race starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday
August 2, 2014. Contestants will float down the lower Niagara River from Lewiston, NY finishing in Youngstown, NY.
The race occurs on floating amphibious contraptions designed and built by each team. The contraptions must be custom made by the participants and their teams. The contraptions must be able to float, and the contraption can only be powered by human power, and or a man-made sail to race down the River.
The contraptions can either be carried by teams, or rolled on portable, or affixed wheels by the teams and their support crews into the Niagara River at the starting point of the race. This start is located at the public boat ramp in Lewiston, NY. You will know where it is because of the crowds and loud music. You have two minutes to get into the water from the start gate when started, as another team will start right behind you.
The contraption must be able to travel down the mighty Niagara River 6.2 miles (9.97km) to Youngstown, NY where the contraption must then be carried, or rolled out of the river by each team with their support crew's help (you can have as many support members that you want). Once out of the water your contraption must be carried, or rolled a half mile (.80km) to the finish line in Youngstown, NY's Veteran's Park.
Points are given for creativity, those that finish, and those that that don't, and you are timed from start to finish.
Costumes and themed contraptions are highly recommended as one of the multiple team awards that can be won is for creativity and showmanship. Food, beverages, and activities will be supplied at the finish line where we will celebrate a fun-filled day in the incredible lower Niagara River region with music, and awards for team competitors and their support crews. This area is also open to spectators, teams and their support crew.
Music performances will be by local musicians and DJ's from as far away as Toronto, ON.
Proceeds from this great event are going to the very worthy, 'It Happened To Alexa Foundation.' The Alexa Foundation is a national charity based in Lewiston, NY that assists rape victims and their families.
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