Traditionally the end of summer belongs to the biggest paddling event in the Czech Republic. In other words, to the Devils Extreme Race at Lipno which is this year celebrating 10thanniversary. Let us inform both the competitors and other paddler fans about the details of the race. We would like to focus on practical and organisational aspects of the race. As always, Lipno will be a place where a large number of paddlers from different disciplines meet and therefore it will be challenging to fit in.
As usual the basecamp of the Devils Extreme Race will be at the football field at Loučovice. There you will find refreshments, parking and space for tents, canvases or other necessities for camping. Those who are not fans of loud concert music may sleep in the village of Loučovice, opposite the heating plant. At both of these camping places you´ll have to pay a fee for the weekend which is 5 Euro/ person. Everyone who pays the fee will receive a stick bracelet and a tag to put on a tent or on a car. Stick bracelets and tags will be available at the registration stand of the Devils Extreme Race. Stick bracelets and tags will be checked. Toilets will be provided at the camping spots.
It is strictly prohibited to camp at any other public place and by doing so you are risking a fine. The village of Loučovice has adopted a new regulation which enables to fine those, who don’t obey these rules! Other accommodation facilities are available at camping sites in surrounding villages; however this has to be arranged individually.
The water will flow already since Saturday the 6th of August. Every day from 10am to 4pm the river band has 15m3/s. Please bare in mind that at specific time the upper part under Lipno dam for commercial rafting and slalom exhibitions. During the Devils weekend will flow 23m3/s.
Due to the presence of the Czech Olympic park it is necessary to count on a denser traffic. Race organizers are appealing the paddler to be patient, considerate and mindful while driving. Please mind the fact that there are more guardrails along the race track. There are also places where parking or even stopping is prohibited so please obey these restrictions.
The best possible way how to transport yourselves up and down the track is to take the special Devils train which will be this year longer by one unit. One trip will take around 30 minutes. The train will pass in regular time intervals however delays are possible due to boat unloading. Buy the train ticked in advance in your registration form. The fee for the train is 5 Euro for the whole weekend.
10th Devils Extreme Race
As we´ve already said this year´s Devils Extreme Race is not only a jubilee but might be also the very last Devils Extreme Race. The current organizers are currently not sure whether they will organize another Devils Extreme Race. From the above mentioned it is obvious that it is necessary to see or to participate at the last season of the Devils Extreme Race. And indeed in the past years we have experienced very interesting stories.
Everything will start already on Thursday. It will be possible to practice from 10am to 4pm. During the evening the “Unpluged instrument night” music production will be ready at the base camp.
The official opening of the Devils Extreme Race will take place on Friday. We are expecting the arrival of most of the competitors. It will be possible to practice on the racing track from 2 to 6pm. The registration of the competitors will happen from 5 to 23pm together with the issuing of race numbers. The race meeting will take place at 8pm. The beginning of the Devils Extreme race will be accompanied by a music production.
Saturday is the main race day where the most important disciplines will take place. All the competitors will meet at 9:30am at the start next to the Kylián hotel in Loučovice. From here the qualification time race will start and will finish at the pool above Bloody Hands rapid. Everyone shall meet at 12pm for the final race Head 2 Head which will take place at the Stairs. The best 32 competitors will process to finals. The organizers hope that the less successful competitors will stay to support their colleagues and help to create a great atmosphere (or provide first aid).
At 4:30pm all the competitors will meet again for the ZET Dam2Dam Race under the Lipno dam. The start of the race will be at 5pm.
The prize giving ceremony will take place at 9pm at the basecamp in Loučovice. Here the winners of the Devils Extreme Race and HiKO EKEC 2016 will be announced. The winner of the HiKO EKEC 2016 race will be awarded by 3000 Euro and the winners of the Dam2Dam will receive 1000 Euro. The Winners party accompanied by live music will take place at the end of the racing day.
On Sunday a Team race across Lipno will take place from 11:15am. Details regarding this specific race will be given on spot.
- Number of competitors is limited by 100 for K1M category. K1W and C1 category will be open only in case of participation of 5 or more competitors.
- The online registration form is available on the organizer´s web page.
- The registration fee on spot is 1000 Kč.
- The registration fee includes camping at the basecamp, dinner and a t-shirt for those of you who register on time.
- Find detailed information on www.devilsextremerace.cz.