Lake Race 2016 Full Schedule Of Events
Powerboating excitement returns to the Lake of the Ozarks this week, with Lake Race 2016.
The annual race brings the roar of powerboat racing to the Lake as competitors race around a four-mile course that begins at Bagnell Dam. Crowds watch from the water along the race course, or by land from Wilmore Lodge or Beavers at the Dam.
The races are sanctioned by the Offshore Powerboat Association and the major sponsor is the Performance Boat Center. The Race Headquarters is Beavers at the Dam.
Lake Race Schedule:
Wednesday, June 2, 6 p.m. - Volunteer Party and Training, at Beavers at the Dam.
Thursday, June 2, 4–9 p.m. - The Festival of Speed, Osage Beach Parkway West of the Grand Glaize Bridge. Fast boats, cars, motorcycles, go carts and more will be on display along with vendors, food and beverage tents open, too. All parking will be in Lake of the Ozarks State Park with shuttles to bring visitors to the event site.
Friday, June 3, 4 p.m. - Street Meet and Greet, on the Bagnell Dam Strip. Racing boats will be on display. Visitors can meet the race teams, take pictures and enjoy the many shops and restaurants up and down the Strip.
Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Race Day. The four-mile race course stretches from Bagnell Dam up to the 4 Mile Marker. This area will also be a No Wake Zone beginning at 9:30 a.m. Boaters will find assistance getting anchors set with the help of Anchor Management. 20 Safety Boats, along with the Water Patrol and possible Coast Guard will also be around the course area to ensure safety. The No Wake Zone will continue through all racing and extend for one hour following the end of the race.
Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m. - Awards Ceremony at Beavers at the Dam. There will be an after party at Beavers at the Dam Restaurant featuring fireworks and live music by Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs.
Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m. - Lake Race 5K Run/Walk. The race starts and ends at Beavers at the Dam, with a cash bar and raffle available afterwards
Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Props & Hoses Fun Run. Begins at Beavers at the Dam, and ends with a 50/50 raffle at Redhead Lakeside Grill
Performance Boat Class Fun Run Locations: Beaver's at the Dam, Frankie and Louie's, Larry's on the Lake , Redhead Lakeside Grill
Pleasure Boat Class Fun Run Locations: All of the above plus Backwater Jack's , Topsider , Dog Days, Papa Chubby's, Paradise , Shady Gator's , Camden on the Lake