The Quincy Five Miler is a 5.4 mile head race on the Mississippi River and Quincy Bay from Hogback Island along the Illinois Shore, through the cut and into the Quincy Bay. Utilizing the same course of the 1st Quincy Boat Race in 1872. $25 to enter, with 7 categories of prizes. Start time is 11am from Knapheide Landing. Bring anything you can row, pedal or paddle. www.quincy5miler.com or 503-704-2133 or email email@example.com. Entry is $25 but anyone with a boat can race. The start order is determined by officials. Prizes for the victors and an afternoon social paddle after the race with a Saturday Night Banquet and award ceremony featuring live music and dancing.