Save the Date!

Hardy’s Highway: Race for the Lake

Decatur, Illinois / Nelson Park
June 8 & 9, 2024

Activities: Food vendors, arts and craft vendors, music, and fun activities for the kids.

Food Vendor Inquiry’s: Susan Keane skeane@decparks.com – Fill out the online application HERE

Arts & Craft Vendors:  Jerry Johnson jerry@decaturarts.org – Fill out the online application HERE

Visitor Services: Teri Hammel teri@decaturcvb.com

About the Boats: Approximately 60 hydro and flat bottom boats along with their teams will compete in sanctioned boat racing on Lake Decatur racing from approximately 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Heats will occur approximately every 20 minutes with little downtime between races. Boats will range from the starter class 1.5 stock (80 MPH), to the wild Jersey Speed Skiffs (85mph) all the way to supercharged 1,500 horsepower Grand Prix Hydroplanes (170 MPH) will be racing that weekend. In total there will be over 12 classes of inboard and flat bottom classes to watch which also includes vintage & historic classes of hydroplanes which have never been seen in Decatur before.