‚ÄčSaturday, November 13th, 2021

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


  • What are the race course options for 2021?
    There are now TWO race course options for this year. a Short Course around 6 miles and a Long Course around 10.5 miles. Both will start and finish at the River Lodge Resort, the home of past year race starts.
    Click here for a pdf map.
  • When does Reg info for 2021 get posted?
    This will be updated onto the website during the winter of 2021 Thanks for your patience. Some of this info below such as specific dates and pricing is relating to 2021 but kept online to be helpful for possible planning.

           How and where do I register for 2021?
          You can
Register Online at RACEHUB for yourself or a crew,


  • What are the registration fees for 2021?
  • We have several pricing tiers below, based on when you register. This is due to various vendors needing advanced notice for counts. After certain dates, they impose rush fees which early registration helps us (and you) avoid!

    Regular Pricing - August 18th to October 10th* (6:00pm) 

            $65.00 - Individual Paddlers
            $130.00 - 2 person teams
            $390.00 - 6 person teams

            2ND Wave pricing October 10th - November 12th

            $85.00 - Individual Paddlers

            $170.00 - 2 Person teams

            $510.00 - 6 Person team



  • Day of Race November 13th (6am-8am)**
  • $100.00 - Individual Paddlers
    $200.00 - 2 person teams
    $600.00 - 6 person teams
    ** Day of registration is cash only.
    No guarantee of t-shirts or food tickets.

    *** Amounts listed above do not include any RaceHub Transaction fees.
  • Do OC2 and Tandem sign up individually and pay?
    Yes. All members must sign up and pay their individual entry fee.
  • What does the registration fee include?
    Race entry, our famous amazing food, Drinks, Paddler Raffle, T-Shirt*.
    * Entries after 10/19 are not inclusive of a t-shirt. We will try and order extra but size and availability are not guaranteed. Anyone who registered before 10/19 will have the t-shirt with your goodie bag.
  • Who can pickup the registration?
    Only a team member / racer can pick up race packet & t shirts. No friend, family, significant other or otherwise can pick up packet. You must also sign for it.
  • What are the accommodations?
    Paddlers from out of town tend to stay in several locations.  Some popular places are below:

    River Lodge Resort (Race Start and Finish)
    RV, tent and Cabin options.
    675 Parker Dam Rd Parker Dam, CA 92267

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

  • 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 the turn-around buoys, a common tailwind may be helping you back.
  • Can my friends and family there buy food tickets?
    Yes, food tickets are available online, via the orange button below, for $25.00 (plus $1.13 for transaction fees). In addition to being able to buy online, you can get a food wristband on the day of, but online is the best. Food wristbands must be worn to get your plate.

  • Can my business setup on the beach to promote or sell?
    Only ADR Approved companies can demo on the beach during ADR weekend. Please contact ADR for a tribal permit no later than 12 (noon) on Friday Nov 3rd
  • What is your event cancellation refund policy?
    The Releasees reserve the right, in their sole determination, to postpone, cancel, or modify the Event due to weather conditions or other factors beyond the control of the Releasees that might affect the health and/or safety of Participants. Another Dam Race will not be obligated to refund any Participant any registration fees due to a cancelled event. ADR will send out packets and T-shirts to paid entries.