Heroes on the Water Events



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Join us for the brand new kayaking leg of the Carry The Load relay on the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas.

Heroes on the Water (HOW) is supporting Carry The Load by hosting a fun kayak experience as part of the Memorial May Relay. Join us as we PADDLE. FISH. HEAL. No experience or equipment necessary. The HOW team will provide everything needed to get our heroes out on the water. This will be a half mile stretch where you will finish at the Fort Worth Police and Firefighter Memorial and join other Carry The Load participants in a memorial event.

Space is limited, as are the number of kayaks, so please sign up early! Family members are welcome, but we everyone must be able to physically paddle thier own kayak!

( NOTE: If you have you own kayak, you are welcome to bring it.)

Please fill out these 2 forms: Liability Waiver and Media Waiver. Note the Liability Waiver is required before you can get in a kayak out on the water. Media Waivers are voluntary. Check mark the “send me a copy of my responses” at the bottom of each waiver so you can have a record of the waivers signed.


If you would like to volunteer at the event, please fill select ‘volunteer’ at the ticketing portion.

Location details:

Launch / Clear Fork.
Trail Section Location: South end of Trinity Park in Fort Worth just east of North University Dr.
Latitude / Longitude DD: 32.739930° -97.356348°
Directions to Trail:
From I-30 just west of Downtown Fort Worth take the University Dr Exit.
Turn North onto University Drive.
Turn right onto Trinity Park Dr.
Enter the park on Trinity Park Dr and follow it around to the Left to follow the river.
Parking is on the side of the road.
Launch Description: This is an official canoe / kayak launch at the base of a stone low water dam with a water chute in the center. Under normal and low water conditions the chute is easy to navigate. The put–in / take-out is a sidewalk, with a gentle slope, down to a low water dam.

Event Info:

• Bring any snacks you want to have.

• Water will be available but bring any other non-alcoholic beverages you might prefer.

• Kayaks available for those that don’t have their own (number of kayaks are limited so sign up soon).

• You will be responsible for walking back to your vehicle at the end of the event.

Please Bring:

• Sunscreen

• Dress for the weather! (Cotton is not recommended – something that dries quickly is preferred)

• Non-alcoholic beverages you prefer – water is provided

• Hat

• Sunglasses

• Towel and a change of clothes in case of a spill.


• Absolutely no alcohol or drugs are allowed.

• You will be required to wear a PFD, properly secured, while on the water.

• Please show up by 9:00 AM to attend a mandatory safety briefing.

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