Fittest loser
Article updated: 5/11/2013 7:06 PM

Fox River canoe race remains afloat amid challenges

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Kevin Driscoll of Chicago, right, and Joe Pietro of Sugar Grove carry their two-man kayak to the water in Mount St. Mary's Park at the Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race on the Fox River in St. Charles. This year's race is June 2.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

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Spectators watch from a deck over the Fox River as the Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race. Organizers are hoping 500 canoes will participate in this year's race.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

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Would the Mid-American Canoe Race find more sucess if it returned to its original 17-mile route on the Fox River, from South Elgin to Aurora? The "Rain Main" statue returns to its spot near the Geneva train station while St. Charles struggles with another vacant storefront after The Vertical Drop closes its doors.
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    • Kevin Driscoll of Chicago, right, and Joe Pietro of Sugar Grove carry their two-man kayak to the water in Mount St. Mary’s Park at the Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race on the Fox River in St. Charles. This year’s race is June 2.
    • Spectators watch from a deck over the Fox River as the Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race. Organizers are hoping 500 canoes will participate in this year’s race.
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