9th Tour du Teche 135 #1-7 - Louisiana's Paddle Adventure Canoe & Kayak Race

9th Tour du Teche 135 #1-7 - Louisiana's Paddle Adventure Canoe & Kayak Race

Location: 
Parc Sur La Teche down Bayou Teche

Teche Drive Franklin, LA 70538

First top-to-bottom canoe and kayak challenge, 52-hour, 135-mile marathon down Bayou Teche will be held from Port Barre to Berwick. 

Tour du Teche from New Iberia to Chitimacha in Charenton,  The City of Franklin will host its portion of the "Sugar Race" on Saturday beginning in the late afternoon on Teche Drive.  From Franklin to Berwick on Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Award ceremony at 3 pm on the Berwick Riverfront during the Berwick Lighthouse Fest.

In Franklin, if you live along the route, the city is encouraging home owners to welcome paddlers with signs and noisemakers.  "Let's show them the hospitality that is Franklin.  If you can, come out to Parc sur la Teche and witness the racers as they cross the finish line.  Also, come to the Opening Ceremony at 7:15 am, October 7, 2018 to welcome atheletes well as they leave Franklin for Berwick," said Mayor Eugene Foulcard.

 

Friday October 5, 2018
Phone: 
337-394-6232, 828-6345, 985-384-8858 or 888-942-3742