Four paddlers, one overloaded canoe, and a first-time attempt to complete the 16.5 mile race.

We tipped over 5 seconds in. And again just before the finish line. But in between? We argued, sang, and talked to everyone who passed us. And EVERYONE passed us. We were cold and soaked and it was awesome.

Here’s a video capturing the essence of our inaugural experience in 2019, featuring poorly aimed GoPro footage and a whole lot of hilarious commentary from Shelby.