The race, themed ‘Come Hell or High Water’, first started over 40 years ago between two logging companies.
The participants and their boats, hand-crafted rafts, kayaks and inflatables, started at the Amoco Bridge off Highway 43, down the 947 road (14 km southeast of Fox Creek) and raced down the Athabasca River to the finish line at the Chevron Bridge, also on the 947 road.
The winners were:
1st – SS Ber-Mac (two hours and 29 minutes)
2nd – 5 Star
3rd - The Great Va-Jay Jay
4th – Spider
5th – Raaawr
1st – Doering Gang (two hours and 46 minutes)
2nd – Bentley #2
3rd – Bentley #1
1st – Don Davis (two hours and 27 minutes)
2nd – Jeremy Coulson
3rd – Mike Ransom
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