‚ÄčSaturday, November 4th, 2017 

History of ADR Another Dam Race

ADR started with a conversation to bring a paddle race back to Arizona.  On the way to a SCORA directors meeting in Southern California, Steve Benson and John Burns penciled together a plan on a napkin from Carls Jr.  After laying out the plan and a 75 entry field, a pig in the ground cooked by Uncle Dino and friends from River Lodge Resort, the event was official. The  following year it was going to be bigger but needed the experience from a paddler, biker and event coordinator Larry Smith. Larry had held the biggest bicycle race in Arizona and had a successful run called Another Dam Race. It was decided to keep the name.




Race Info


  • How and where do I register?
    You can Register Online at RACEHUB for yourself or a crew,
  • What is the registration fee?
  • Individual paddler registration for the course is $60.00. OC6 Teams are $360.00 for the crew.
  • What does the registration fee include?
    Race entry, our infamous Tri Tip bbq, Drinks, Paddler Raffle, T-Shirt.
  • What are the accommodations?
    Paddlers from out of town tend to stay in several locations.  The most convenient and closest for race logistics are below:

    Blue Water Resort & Casino (Race Finish and After Party)
    Hotel, RV park* (no tents)
    11300 Resort Dr. Parker, AZ 85344
    *The Resort RV park is adjacent to the hotel.

    River Lodge Resort
    (Race Start)
    RV, tent and Cabin options.
    675 Parker Dam Rd Parker Dam, CA 92267
  • How long does it take to get to the race?
    From Los Angeles via i10 to 95 is roughly between 4-4.5 hours.
    From San Diego via i10 to 95 or i8 to 78 is 4.5-5.25 hours.
    From Phoenix via i10 to 72 is 2.5-3 hours.
    (Obviously traffic, and driving style will affect your results) 
  • What is the terrain like?
    Picturesque cliffs and mountains, blue water, green cottonwood banks.
  • What is the water current like?
    A gradual flow helps paddlers along the river to the finish destination.
  • Is there an after after part?
    Yes. Rincon OCC and Cork Wine Bar are hosting an after after party starting at 6:30pm at the race start site. There will be live music, beer and wine available for purchase, and lots of fun folks to hang out with.
  • Can my friends and family there buy food tickets?
    Yes, food tickets are available online for $25.00 (plus $1.13 for transaction fees).