MAN, W.Va. — As the area’s tourism industry turns to focus on utilizing the myriad of streams and waterways in Logan County, kayaking is being incorporated into more events and festivals.
Another example in the growing trend is the Man Lions Club and their plans to host the Hillbilly River Run on The Guyandotte August 27.
Elizabeth Tackett, with the Man Lion’s Club, explained the group is happy to be able to host an event which highlights Southern West Virginia’s natural beauty while exposing the area’s burgeoning tourism industry associated with the Guyandotte River.
Proceeds from the event will go to fund projects from the Man Lion’s Club like their eye glasses program and the Man area’s Operation Santa.
Registration for the event is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the mouth of Elk Creek.
Boats will hit the river for a day of fun in West Virginia water at 10 a.m.
The six mile ride is set to send at South Man.
The $20 entry fee includes a shirt and lunch which will be served at the local moonshine distillery, Mountain Mama Moonshine on Carsey Ave. in Man.
Tackett added anyone can preregister for the event by calling 304-583-7887 or visiting the Buffalo Creek Memorial Library.
The event will utilize kayak rentals from Sunny Daze Kayak Rental in Man and the Logan County Fire Station 200 in Man.
Sunny Daze Kayak rental can be contacted at 304-688-2494 and Station 200 can be called at 304-583-2362 or 304-687-6039.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]