Log jams added obstacle to World's Toughest Canoe Race

Texas Water Safari competitor Tim Curry in boat No. 742 went solo, which added to the push to the finish line as he struggles with removing his canoe from the river to port the dam because of the inflated saltwater barriers. Brian Jones in the No. 4 boat in the background waits his turn to go around the barrier in Tivoli.

With the Texas Water Safari starting Saturday morning, learn all you need to know about the intricacies of the race here!

The race's checkpoints

With a race spanning more than 260 miles, there are going to be a couple of checkpoints. See our map of the checkpoints and the distance between them below:

Entrants

Check out the list of entrants for this year's race. For a more complete view of the list, click here.

By the numbers:

The Texas Water Safari is crazy. But here are some numbers to capture how crazy it really is.

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