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April (top)
April 24 Upper Ashuelot Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Keene, NH
Distances: 13 mi, 5 mi
Pro course is ~13 miles (portage and upstream/downstream loops). Amateur/rec course is ~5 miles (no portage, upstream loop). Both courses start and finish at Ashuelot River Park.
Tim Garland
Michael Fairchild
April 24 Quaboag Flats (flatwater)
10:30 AM Quaboag River
West Brookfield, MA
Distance: 7.6 mi
Start and finish at the junction of Rt 9 and Rt 67 in West Brookfield, MA.
Mark Wendolowski

May (top)
May 1 Baker River Regatta (flatwater)
11:00 AM Baker River
Smith Bridge, Plymouth, NH
Distances: 8 mi, 4 mi
Baker River, Smith Bridge to Plymouth Amphitheater
Fee: $25, Under 12, $15
T-shirt with preregistration
Jamie Hannon
May 1-2 Canton Canoe Weekend (flatwater)
  Taylor Park, Canton, NY
Gene Newman
May 8 The Oxbow Race (flatwater)
10:30 AM Oxbow on the Connecticut River
Easthampton, MA
Distance: 6 mi
This will be a 6 mile loop starting in the Oxbow, traveling out to the Connecticut River, up past Mitch's Island and returning. In the event of high water this race will be cancelled.
James LeGrand
May 16 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
Dan Pelletier

May 31 General Clinton Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
  Susquehanna River
Cooperstown, NY to Bainbridge, NY
Distance: 70 mi
Full weekend with over 50 races in one or two person classes, for all ages including:
  • Generation Gap Relay
  • Race Relay
  • Scout Races
  • 1-man 18 mile sprint
  • Youth Races
  • 70 mile amateur endurance races
  • 70 mile pro endurance races
June (top)
June 12 Wild Goose Chase (flatwater)
11:00 AM Housatonic River
Lenox, MA
Distances: 9 mi, 5 mi
A technical, narrow, suck water, shallow water and somewhat deep water race out and back on the Housatonic River.
Registration starts at 9:00 AM
Patty Spector

June 19 31st Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Glasgo Pond
Griswold, CT
Distances: 7.5 mi, 3.75 mi
Two-lap race for canoes and kayaks. No portages. Free raffle for all entrants. Free cash raffle for all first-time participants.
Ray Thiel
June 26 Mohawk Trail Charlemont Downriver Canoe & Kayak Race (downriver)
1:45 PM Deerfield River
Zoar Gap Picnic Area
Distance: 9 mi
A beautiful downriver Class I & II race on the Deerfield River. Paddle nearly 12 miles starting at the Zoar Picnic Area and continuing to Rt. 2 near Crab Apple.
Registration: 1:00 PM
Charley Brackett

June 27 Brattle Paddle Canoe, Kayak and SUP Race (flatwater)
10:30 AM Connecticut River, West River
Brattleboro, VT
Distances: 9 mi, 3.5 mi
A fun race that will take you up and down the Connecticut and West Rivers.
Proceeds to benefit the West River Trail.
Sandy Harris

July (top)
July 4 Farmington River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Farmington River
Simsbury, CT
Distances: 8 mi, 4 mi
An 8-mile canoe, kayak, and SUP race on the Farmington River. Start/finish is at Curtiss Park in Simsbury. Start time is 11 a.m. Race begins by going downstream for two miles to a buoy turn - then head upstream for 4 miles before turning and another buoy before going downstream 2 miles to the finish. Minimal current.
Ted Kenyon

July 7 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distances: 10K, 4K
Stephanie Moore

July 18 Connecticut C1/K1 Championships (flatwater)
11:00 AM Connecticut River
Windsor, CT
Distances: 7 mi, 3.5 mi
7-mile loop course with some shallow water and moderate current. Great for spectators!
Jim Roberts

July 24-25 AuSable River Canoe Marathon (flatwater)
9:00 PM AuSable River
Grayling to Oscoda, MI
Distance: 120 mi
July 25 Toms River Race (tidal)
  Toms River
Toms River, NJ
Melinda Edward
July 25 BluMouLA-BuFuRa (Blue Mountain Lake Association Buoy Funding Race) (flatwater)
9:30 AM Blue Mountain Lake
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Distances: 14 mi, 7 mi, 1.5 mi
"The Prettiest Darn Course in America"

Wide bays, narrow channels and spectacular scenery!

14-mile course: west on Blue Mountain, Eagle and Uttowana Lakes and return for a clockwise loop around Blue Mountain Lake

Aims "Andy" Coney
978-562-2805, 518-352-7364 (on race weekend)
July 28 Chocolate Bowl (flatwater)
6:00 PM Stockbridge Bowl
Stockbridge, MA
Distance: 5.8 mi
5.8 mile flatwater race. 2 laps around the lake.
Register at 5pm at the Stockbridge Bowl ramp. $15.
All craft including SUPs.
Race Proceeds go to Nephcure Kidney International
Kurt Kuehnel
August (top)
August 1 New England Championships (flatwater)
10:30 AM Connecticut River
Brattleboro, VT
Distances: 12 mi, 5 mi
Sandy Harris

August 8 Nashua River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Nashua River
Groton, MA
Distances: 10 mi, 4 mi
Stephen Miller

August 21 Laurel Lake Association Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Laurel Lake
new boat ramp at Laurel Lake, Fitzwilliam, NH
Distances: 7 mi, 2.5 mi, 1.5 mi
A variety of race distances and age-group races. Feature event is the Canoe Tug O' War.
Charley Brackett

August 27 Cookie Bowl (flatwater)
6:00 PM Stockbridge Bowl
Stockbridge, MA
Distance: 5.8 mi
5.8 mile flatwater race. 2 laps around the lake.
Register at 5pm at the Stockbridge Bowl ramp. $15.
All craft including SUPs.
Race Proceeds go to Nephcure Kidney International
Kurt Kuehnel
August 29 Hamilton Reservoir Paddle Skedaddle (flatwater)
10:00 AM Hamilton Reservoir Lake
Holland, MA
Distances: 7 mi, 3.5 mi
One or two laps of the reservoir North basin. Location:
Aqua Riders of Holland
154 Mashapaug Rd
Holland, MA

Registration: 8:30-9:45
Bill Terbush

September (top)
September 12 11th Great Stone Dam Classic (flatwater)
11:00 AM Merrimack River
Abe Bashara Boathouse, Lawrence, MA
Distances: 8.6 mi, 3.5 mi, 1K youth
Three great races: All boat classes and paddlers welcome!!
  • 8.6-mile, two-loop Racing course!
  • 3.5-mile Recreational course!
  • 1k Youth and Jr./Sr. races after the 8.6- and 3.5-mile races

Shawn Burke
Francisco Urena

September 18 Millers River Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
Distance: 7 mi
Jerry Whaland

September 19 45th Annual Josh Billings Runaground Triathlon (triathlon)
The Josh is a 27 mile bike, 5 mile canoe/kayak/SUP, and 6 mile run triathlon in the beautiful Berkshires of western MA. The Josh is limited to 500 teams and has 45 categories with separate divisions for teams and iron persons. The race ends at Tanglewood followed by a large Bash with music, food, vendors and awards.
Patty Spector
September 25 Rainbow Run Downriver Race (downriver)
1:00 PM Farmington River
Windsor, CT
Distance: 6 mi
Short stretch of quickwater, 1/4 mile of Class I/II rapids, then 6 miles of quickwater. Good novice downriver course.
Eric Jones

September 26 Holyoke Rows Fall Festival Race (flatwater)
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distance: 10K
Stephanie Moore

October (top)
October 9 The Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon (triathlon)
9:30 AM Connecticut River
Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Northfield, MA
Pre-Race Meeting at Rec Center: 8:45am
Race Start (on water at the Pavillion): 9:30am
October 10 Silver Lake John Messinger Memorial Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Silver Lake
Berlin, CT
Distance: 5 mi
Race is at the Silver Lake boat launch in Berlin, CT. Registration starts at 9:30 AM.
Vicki Cummings
October 24 Deerfield Valley Canoe and Kayak Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Deerfield River
Deerfield, MA
Distance: 6.5
Registration: 10:00 - 11:00
Parking area at the corner of Stillwater and Upper Rd, Deerfield, MA
Mass Start: 11:30 AM
Course: 6.5 Mile class I mass start downriver race from the parking area to the rt 5 underpass on the Deerfield River, this section is flatwater, quickwater with some class I whitewater and meanders through the rural farmland of historic Deerfield. Take out on river right just past the Rt 5 overpass. Park under the railroad bridge on River Rd.
Classes: Canoe and Kayak
Paul Glasscock
October 24 The Great Potato Race (flatwater)
12:00 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke Rows Boathouse, Holyoke, MA
Distance: 6 mi
Bob Allen