Press Release
March 21, 2016
For Immediate Release
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Register for the Chitimacha Race!
NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Chitimacha Race, 20 miles from New Iberia to the Chitimacha Tribal Reservation in Charenton, will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Boat check for the Voyageur Race Division will be from 8-8:45 a.m. with a start at 9 a.m. Boat check for the Pro Race Division will be from 10-10:45 a.m. and the start is at 11 a.m.

One of a dozen races for kayaks, canoes and standup paddle boards put on by Tour du Teche, the Chitimacha Race offers a challenge for serious athletes and recreational paddlers alike. It starts at New Iberia's City Park and ends at the Chitimacha Tribe's boat launch at 3548 Chitimacha Trail in Charenton (coordinates are 29║ 52' 59" N, 91║ 31' 44" W).

To register online, go to and click on the green stopwatch icon, which brings you to the Webscorer site. On the upper right of the events listed by Webscorer, click on "Any Sport," which produces a dropbox of different categories. Click "Clear all," then scroll down, check "Paddling," and search by date: May 14 for the Chitimacha Race.

Another Webscorer button on the website will enable you to see the results of the race.
The award ceremony will begin at 3 p.m., or after the last boat has arrived, whichever comes first. Awards will be issued for class A-O.

For more information, contact Ken Grissom at 337-394-6232 or

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742