Nelson Downriver Canoe and Kayak 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. Up to Class II/III-whitewater. (Course subject to change due to water level). Registration begins at 9AM to 10:45AM or online. Race 11AM to 3PM. Fee. Includes entry. 434-263-7130. firstname.lastname@example.org www.nelsoncountyva.org Lower Tye River, Route 662 South Powell’s Island Road (2 miles from Tye River Road), Arrington, VA.