2018 Crooked River Challenge Information


Accepting birds February 19th through June 1st.  We will be taking  a maximum of 720 birds in 2018. We have over 800 perches, so plenty of space for the birds. Our loft measures 60’x 12’ giving us 720 square feet of interior space, plus we have 276 square feet of outdoor aviary space.


Perch Fee:  $100 per Bird (non refundable) Please send payment with birds, birds that do not have paid perch fees will not enter the racing loft.

Entry Fee:  A Race $300 per bird Mandatory due after 150 mile activation race.

Optional Entry: B Race category $500 per bird-races flown together.  (Payout 50/30/20 split to first 3 birds in 300/350/average speed clocking order).  Birds selected after 150 activation race.

Optional Entry: 350 mile pick bird $500 to be entered after 300 mile race. (Payout 50/30/20 split to first 3 birds clocking order)

10% of entry fees will be held for expenses.  Entry fees will be refunded in full, if bird does not make it to the 200 mile race.

Birds will be quarantined in a separate loft for at least 6 days upon arrival.  Birds will be vaccinated for PMV, treated for coccidiosis, canker, and internal/external parasites before entering the racing loft.

All birds will be on lights and birds received before May 1st will have their 9th and 10th flight pulled.

Visitors are always welcome by appointment.

All birds must be activated to maintain eligibility.

GPS Tracking on trailer for all training and racing.


4 Race Average Speed Series

Race dates subject to change due to weather conditions and condition of the athletes.

150 mile qualifier September 3rd

200 miles - 1st bird in clock $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250-Sept 12th

250 miles - 1st bird in clock $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250-Sept 19th

300 miles - 30% of prizes paid to top 10% of actual birds in the race -September 26th

350 miles - 40% of prizes paid to top 10% of actual birds in the race-date TBD.

Overall Average Speed 30% of prizes paid to the top 5 birds

Prizes paid by first drop then clocking order in the 300 and 350 mile race. If a bird does not clock and is known to have been in the drop, bird will be entered as last bird in that drop.  If there is a tie, the birds will share that prize equally.

Birds not activated by the time of the first race, may be activated by another breeder.  All unactivated birds will be become property of Crooked River Challenge.

Birds will be shipped back at breeder’s expense at a rate of $60 for the first 2 birds and then $10 for each additional bird. Birds not claimed 5 days after the last race will become property of Crooked River Challenge.

W-9 forms will need to be completed if winnings are over $600

We will be using Topigeon clocking system and Wincompanion for live viewing



Ship Birds to:

Crooked River Challenge

Lucas Cramer

1522 SE Grizzly Rd Madras OR 97741



Please make checks payable to Crooked River Challenge