Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lake Race 2017 is Here!

You know summer has arrived when the boat races start up! The first big summer event at the Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Race 2017, is happening this weekend. The Lake Race festivities will take place from Wednesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 4! Our Lake of the Ozarks boat lift company is a proud supporter of this annual boat race at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn more about this year's event:

Wednesday, May 31 

Paddle Battle - Franky & Louie's 
The Paddle Battle will consist of 3-person teams in a 3-lap format. There will be heats followed by a championship. The battle will take place from 5-8 pm and the entry fee is $25 per team. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to first place, last place and best costume!

Thursday, June 1 

Festival of Speed - Osage Beach Parkway West 
Enjoy fast exhibits such as fast cars, boats, motorcycles and more. There will be food and fair from local vendors, along with music and entertainment. This event will run from 4-9 pm. Shuttle service will be available starting at 4 pm from the State Park.

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Friday, June 2 

Lake Race Meet and Greet Street Party - Bagnell Dam Strip
Race fans will experience everything unique about Lake Race, like meeting the drivers and getting up close and personal with the race boats. There will be entertainment and a kid's zone. The street party will take place from 5-11:30 pm. Phat Mike and the Bartenders take the stage at 8 pm. All Lake Race parking will be in the camp ground below the dam. Shuttle service will begin at 4pm Friday night and be available throughout the weekend.

Saturday, June 3 

Lake Race 5K - Bagnell Dam Strip 
The 5k walk or run will begin at Beaver's at the Dam and proceed below the Dam on Valley Road to JJ Twigs and down Business 54 back to Beaver's. Check-in will start at 7 am and the race begins at 8 am. Awards will follow on the upper patio at Beaver's at the Dam.

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Race Day - Beaver's at the Dam
Lake Race is powerboat racing at its best! The opening ceremony will take place at Beaver's at 10:30 am on Saturday. They will have the color guard and national anthem. Racing will begin promptly at 11 am, and continue until all heats are complete around 5 pm. There will be unlimited public viewing available at the host location, Beaver's at the Dam, and at numerous other locations surrounding the course. The awards ceremony will take place at Beaver's when the race is over, around 6:45 pm. The after party is also at Beaver's and will run from 6-11 pm. Entertainment will be available at various spots along the strip and fireworks at dusk will be provided by Billiant Skies.

Sunday, June 4 

Lake Race Props and Hoses Fun Run - Starting at Beaver's at the Dam
Not just for performance boats, this fun run is for anyone with a boat! The fun run will start at Beaver's and end at Red Head Yacht Club. Performance boat class locations include Beaver's, Franky & Louie's, Larry's on the Lake and Redhead Lakeside Grill. Pleasure boat class locations include all of the above plus Backwater Jack's, Topsider, Dog Days, Papa Chubby's, Paradise, Shady Gators and Camden on the Lake. Raffle tickets for $20 will be available at each location for a 50/50 drawing to take place at Redhead Yacht Club at 4pm.

Summerset Boat Lifts will have an awesome dock setup at Beaver's at the Dam again this year! Be sure to look for us while you're out enjoying the races. Remember if you're in need of Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair or maintenance this season, call Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073. We're also here for all your new and used boat lift needs! Enjoy the races!

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