Nelson Downriver Race. 9AM to 3PM. Sponsored by Nelson Area Paddlers and Nelson County Parks and Recreation. This 8 mile race on the lower Tye River is suitable for experienced canoe and kayak paddlers. Enjoy a picnic/social after the race. (Course subject to change due to water level). Registration begins at 9AM. Race 10:30AM to 3PM. Registration includes entry and picnic/social. Shirts available for purchase. 434-263-7130.