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March (top)
     
March 15 Pickle Race (flatwater)
  Hillsborough River
8000 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
 
Distances: 11 mi, 4.5 mi
 
Glennis Williams
727-455-9188
 
March 29 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
1:00 PM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
http://www.westfieldriverraces.com/race.html#clinics
 
March 29 St. George River Race (downriver)
  St. George River
Searsmont, ME
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Dale Cross
207-338-4598
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
March 30 Craftsbury Mud and Ice Quadrathlon (quadrathlon)
10:00 AM Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Craftsbury, VT
 
boating leg (4.5 miles) of a 4 leg event: x-c ski, run, boat (canoe or kayak), bike total of 30 miles.
 
Keith Woodward
802-586-7767
https://www.skireg.com/Net/3675
 
April (top)
     
April 5 Ware River Icebreaker Race (downriver, flatwater)
11:00 AM Ware River
Barre, MA
 
Distances: 5 mi Downriver, 7 mi Flatwater
 
Bill McDonald
978-249-8084
 

 


April 5 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic (flatwater)
  Cameron County, PA
 
Randy Bailey
814-546-2011
www.canoeclassic.org
 
April 5 Passagassawakeag Stream Race (downriver)
  Passagassawakeag Stream
Waldo, ME
 
Dale Cross
207-338-4598
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
April 5 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
1:00 PM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
http://www.westfieldriverraces.com/race.html#clinics
 
April 6 Hockanum River Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Hockanum River
Vernon/Manchester CT to East Hartford, CT
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Andy Mckenzie
860-803-3700
 

 

April 6 Punch Brook Slalom (slalom)
  Farmington River
Burlington, CT
 
Denise Dieli
http://nessrace.com/punch-brook-slalom/
 
April 6 41st Tenandeho River White Water Derby (downriver)
noon Tenandeho River
Mechanicsville, NY
 
Scott Stepenuck
518-885-4098
 
April 12 51st Annual River Rat Race (flatwater)
  Millers River
Athol to Orange, MA
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
978-249-9038
www.riverratrace.com
 

 
April 12 Soadabscook Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
   
Bangor YMCA
207-941-2808
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
April 12, 13 NE Whitewater Triple Crown Championships (downriver, slalom, freestyle)
  Farmington River
Tarrifville & East Granby, CT
 
The Whitewater Triple Crown challenge the paddlers in a competition in the three major whitewater disciplines - wild water, slalom and freestyle.
 
www.tvilletriplecrown.com
 
April 12 Quinnipiac River Watershed Source to Sound Cleanup (cleanup)
9:30 AM Quinnipiac River
540 Oregon Rd, Meriden, CT
 
David James
203-237-2845
www.qrwa.org
 
April 13 River Rat Race Pro/Am (flatwater)
10:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
 
Distances: 12 mi, 15 mi
 
978-249-9038
www.riverratrace.com
 

 

April 13 Willimantic River Downriver Race (Class I & II downriver)
noon Willimantic River
Heron Cove Park, Tolland, CT
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
An 8-Mile Race on Class I & II Rapids on the Willimantic River from Tolland to Eagleville, CT. Race end is at the Eagleville Dam on Route 275 in Eagleville.
 
Brian Beaupre
860-336-7316
 

 

April 13 Marsh Stream Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
  Marsh Stream
 
Bangor YMCA
207-941-2808
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
April 19 Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers (USPP) Spring Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Oneonta, NY
 
All classes start at Route 205 Bridge in Oneonta and finish at the Otego fishing access. Recreation classes, C-1W and any class with youth will finish when reaching the Otego access. All other classes proceed to Wells Bridge, turn a buoy and return to the Otego fishing access.
 
Jeff Shultis
607-988-7898
http://uspp.pbworks.com/
 

 
April 19 47th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race (downriver)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Kenduskeag to Bangor, ME
 
Bangor Parks & Recreation
207-992-4490
www.kenduskeagstreamcanoerace.com
 
April 19 Westfield Whitewater Races - Novice (downriver)
  Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
www.westfieldriverraces.com
 

April 19 Westfield Wildwater Races - Expert (downriver)
  Westfield River
Knightville Dam, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
www.westfieldriverraces.com
 
April 26 44th Annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby (downriver)
8:00 AM Wappingers Creek
Pleasant Valley to Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Mike
914-548-5646
www.aquaticexplorers.org
 

 

April 26 15th Annual Charles River Cleanup (cleanup)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
 
rotc@crwa.org
508-698-6810
www.crwa.org
 
April 26 9th Annual Downeast Adventure Race (adventure race)
9:00 AM Calais, ME
 
Distance: 21 mi
 
The Downeast Adventure Race is an entry level multi-sport event that consists of mountain biking, white water canoeing, sea kayaking, running, and team challenges. New for this year is a navigation component. Racers will need to navigate using map and compass during one or more sections of the race. This 21-mile race is designed for 1st time racers and experienced racers alike.
 
oac@wccc,me,edu
207-454-1060
http://www.wccc.me.edu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=260:downeast-adventure-race&Itemid=597
 
April 27 32nd Annual Run of the Charles (flatwater)
  Charles River
Dedham, MA to Allston, MA
 
Distances: 26 mi, 19 mi, 9 mi, 6 mi, 24 mi relay
 
The Run of the Charles draws an average of 1,400 racers and thousands of spectators each year.
Races include:
  • 26-Mile Professional Marathon, $5,000 in cash prizes
  • 24-Mile Corporate Relay
  • 24-Mile Non-Corporate Relay - government, women, mixed and open classes
  • 19-Mile Races
  • 9-Mile Races
  • 6-Mile Races
  • Paddleboard divisions

 
rotc@crwa.org
508-698-6810
www.crwa.org/rotc/rotc.html
 

 

April 27 Sturbridge All American River Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinebaug River
Sturbridge, MA
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
This is a timed race of over six miles, starting one craft each minute. The first craft leaves Turners Field at 11:01AM and heads for the finish line at Westville Dam Recreational Area in Southbridge.
 
Dale Favreau
Randy Peppard
508-347-9636
www.angelfire.com/ma3/sturbridgelions/events.html
 

 

April 27 Blackwater Slalom (slalom)
  Blackwater River
Webster, NH
 
Amy Hunt
401-338-5669
http://nessrace.com/blackwater-slalom/
 
April 26, 27 Wild Water Derby (downriver)
  Canandaigua Outlet
Shortsville, NY
 
www.wildwaterderby.com
 
May (top)
     
May 3-4 53rd Annual Canton Canoe Weekend (flatwater)
  Taylor Park, Canton, NY
 
www.slvpaddlers.org
 
May 3 Upper Ashuelot Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Keene, NH
 
Distances: 9 mi, 19 mi
 
Tom Warner
603-399-7249
 

 

May 3 Naugatuck Valley River Race (Class I & II downriver)
  Naugatuck River
Waterbury, CT
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Dave Faber
860-274-6213
https://www.facebook.com/TheNVRR
 
May 3 Otter Brook Canoe & Kayak Race (Class III downriver)
  Rescheduled from May 4
10:00 AM Otter Brook
Branch Rd, Roxbury, NH
 
Distance: 5 mi
 
A 5 mile Class III race course from the base of the dam to the RT 12 bridge just south of Keene, NH. Otter Brook is a narrow twisty stream with lots of rocks to maneuver around. Helmets required for all classes.
 
Registration: 8:30-9:30
Safety Meeting: 9:40
 
Rosemary Longo-Nutt
860-531-9727
 

 

May 4 Scantic Spring Splash (downriver)
  Rescheduled from March 30
11:30 AM Scantic River
Somersville to Hazardville, CT
 
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
 
Jeff Dynia
860-745-9986
www.scanticspringsplash.org
 

 

May 4 Lower Ashuelot River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Winchester, NH
 
Distances: 11 mi, 7 mi
 
John Kazimierczyk
603-239-4633
www.facebook.com/events/417385108334911/
 

 

May 4 East Hartford Hockanum Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
  Hockanum River
East Hartford, CT
 
The East Hartford Hockanum river race is a 6-mile course of winding, swift and flat water through the town. There is about 1-mile of flat, moving water on the Connecticut River. The race starts at Labor Field in East Hartford, CT at 11 p.m. Registration starts at 9 AM. There is $10 per paddler fee. Personal Floation Devices are required and a 18" line must be attached to the boat. There is 1 mandatory portage at Goodwin Lane around 3 dams. Start at Burnside & Walnut Streets.
 
Paula J. Saaf
860-558-0783
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hockanum-River/225358077150
 
May 4 Kenduskeag Slalom Race (Class II Slalom)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Valley Av. and Exchange St., Bangor, ME
 
Clayton Cole
207-285-7356
http://nessrace.com/kenduskeag-slalom/
 
May 8 Aroostook River 60 Mile Canoe/Kayak Race (flatwater)
  Arrostook River
Ashland to Fort Fairfield, ME
 
Distances: 15 mi, 30 mi, 60 mi
 
rmichaud36.tripod.com/id43.html
 
May 10 Boateater Challenge (downriver)
noon Farmington River
Burlington, CT
 
Distance: 5.5 mi
 
5.5 miles on the Farmington River. Several miles of quickwater and class II rapids, some flatwater, a ledgy descent containing the infamous BOATEATER rapid, and a sprint for the finish.
 
Eric Jones
860-844-0293
sites.google.com/site/boateater/
 

 

May 10 24th Annual Ed Wessels Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
10:00 AM Susquehanna River
Otego, NY to Sidney, NY
 
Otego Boat Launch - Not Oneonta, NY
Spaghetti dinner at the Elks Club following the race.
 
607-561-2642
www.sidneychamber.org/wessels
 

 
May 10 Middleboro Park Dept Canoe Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Nemasket River
Old Bridge Street, Lakeville, MA
 
Free burgers or hot dogs, chips and drink at end of race for registered participants. Trophies awarded to top 3 in each category
 
Fran Cass
508-946-2440
http://www.middlebororec.com/info/default.aspx
 
May 11 Fiddlehead Slalom (slalom)
  Winooski River
Montpelier, VT
 
Ray Ingram
802-578-8367
http://nessrace.com/fiddlehead-slalom/
 
May 17 Lower Millers River Rumble (Class III downriver)
  Postponed Indefinitely
2:00 PM Millers River
public take out 1 mile east of Millers Falls on Route 2
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
A 6 mile Class III race course on the “lower Millers” whitewater run. This course starts a mile west of Erving and runs through the “funnel” rapid (Optional Portage) finishing at the large public parking area off Route 2.
 
Registration: 12:00-1:30
 
Jeff Belanger
413-552-5473
 

May 17 Quaboag River Canoe & Kayak Race (Class I, II and III downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
10:00 AM Quaboag River
Quaboag Pond Boat Ramp, Quagoag St, Brookfield, MA
 
Distance: 5 mi
 
This is a new race, which starts in Quaboag Pond and ends in the Quaboag River.
 
Rosemary Longo-Nutt
860-531-9727
 

May 17 Round the Mountain Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Saranac Lake
Adirondacks, NY
 
Distance: 10.5 mi
 
brian@macscanoe.com
518-891-2744
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
May 18 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
 
Dan Pelletier
860-347-6576
www.qrwa.org
 

 

May 18 Mystic River Herring Run (flatwater)
11:00 AM Mystic River
Somerville, MA
 
Distances: 12 mi, 9 mi, 3 mi
 
3, 9 and 12 mile paddling races on the Mystic River. Optional 5K road race prior to paddle
 
www.mysticriver.org
 

 

May 18 Covered Bridge Slalom (slalom)
  Housatonic River
West Cornwall, CT
 
Jenifer Clarke
Bob Connolly
860-672-6365
http://nessrace.com/covered-bridge-slalom/
 
May 25, 26 10 Mile Clinic & Slalom (slalom, clinic)
  10 Mile River
Webatuck, NY
 
clinic@whitewater-slalom.us
aca.whitewater-slalom.us/a-clinic.htm
 
May 23-26 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

 
www.canoeregatta.org
 
May 31, June 1 Tariffville Slalom (slalom)
  Farmington River
Tarrifville, CT
 
Gary Glosclaude
http://nessrace.com/tariffville-slalom/
 
June (top)
     
June 6-8 Maine Canoe Symposium
  Bridgton, ME
 
www.mainecanoesymposium.org
 
June 7 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
413-637-2597
 

 

June 8 26th Annual Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond (flatwater)
11:00 AM Glasgo Pond
Griswold, CT
 
Distances: 7.5 mi, 3.75 mi
 
Ray Thiel
860-564-2443
 

 

June 14, 15 35th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (dragon boat)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
 
www.bostondragonboat.org
 
June 14 8th Annual Nashua River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Nashua River
Groton, MA
 
Distances: 10 mi, 4 mi
 
Stephen Miller
978-771-1821
www.nashuariverrace.com
 

 

June 14 50th Annual Tiadaghton Elm Classic (flatwater)
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Wayne Township, PA
 
Distances: 5 mi, 2 mi
 
Amy Rankinen
570-660-5085
www.lhnationals.com
 
June 14 Tupper Lake 9-Miler (flatwater)
11:00 AM Simon Pond, Raquette River
NY
 
Distances: 9 mi, 5 mi
 
The race starts at the Rod and Gun Club Boat Launch on Simon Pond Road, off NYS Route 30. It crosses the Pond and goes up the Raquette River and returns to the Boat Launch.
  • 5 mi for recreational classes and SUPs
  • 9 mi for amateur and pro classes
Reduced entry fee for competitors who enter the Saranac Flatwater Challenge: $20 for one race and $35 for both.
NYMCRA points race for Kayaks
 
Roger Gocking
518-354-8377
 
June 15 15th Annual Saranac Flatwater Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Saranac River
NY
 
Distances: 15 mi, 9 mi, 5 mi
 
The start of the race is at Picketts Corners 15 miles West of Plattsburg, NY on Route 3. Registration is from 9:00-10:50 am with the first races starting at 11:00 am. The course is out and back on the Saranac River.
  • 5 mi for recreational class
  • 9 mi for stock canoes
  • 15 mi for amateur and pro classes
Reduced entry fee for competitors who also enter the Tupper Lake 9 Miler.
 
NYMCRA Points Race for canoes
 
Chas Billingsley
518-891-0515
 
June 15 Winni Slalom (slalom)
  Winnipesaukee River
Northfield, NH
 
Amy Hunt
http://nessrace.com/winni-slalom/
 
June 20-22 Newaygo Power Paddle (flatwater)
  Muskegon River
Newaygo, MI
 
Distance: various distances
 
Races are at the site of 2013 USCA canoe nationals.
 
Friday's races will start in the evening with a 12 mile course; Mens & Women's C-1 races, as well as a C-4 race. Saturday will hold Men's & Women's C-2 races on a 16 mile course (the same as the USCA nationals course, if you are familiar with that), and a 12 mile Junior C-1 race, as well as a community 5K. Sunday's events call for the C-2 mixed race (16 miles), and Junior C-2 (12 miles).
 
Each race will pay out prize money, totaling between $5,000-$10,000 for the weekend. The more people that participate, the more money they will hand out! Cash bonuses will be awarded for every 10 year age group, starting with Masters (40-49). The MCRA does not require membership for this race, so anyone is welcome.
 
 
June 22 30th Annual NE Canoe-Orienteering Championships (canoe orienteering)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM within 25 miles of Auburn exit of Mass Pike
 
Aims Coney
978-562-2805
 

 

June 22 PACK State Championship (flatwater)
10:00 AM Susquehanna River
Lock Haven, PA
 
Distances: 11 mi, 2.5 mi
 
This race is being held on the 2014 USCA Nationals course
 
Amy Rankinen
570-660-5085
http://packnewsletter.org/
 
June 25-29 Yukon River Quest
  Yukon River
Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon
 
Distance: 444 mi
 
www.yukonriverquest.com
 
June 28 Mt. Clemmens Canoe Race
  Mt. Clemmens, MI
 
This is a 1-day event on June 28th, with both C-2 & C-1 races. This event boasts a prize purse between $5,000-$10,000 and pays down 30+ places, with age and women/mixed bonuses.
 
 
June 28 Charlemont Downriver Race (Class I & II downriver)
1:45 PM Deerfield River
Charlemont, MA
 
A six mile race on Class I and II water on the Deerfield River in Charlemont.
 
Awards will be at Warfield House
 
Charley Brackett
603-585-7167 (home), 603-303-1396 (cell)
 

 

June 28 Lake-a-Thon Marathon (flatwater)
7:00 AM Lake Sunapee
Sunappe Harbor, Main Street, Sunapee, NH
 
Distance: 26 mi
 
This is a recreational charity event, for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. The course is a 26 mile paddle around beautiful Lake Sunapee. Participants can do the entire course or elect to do only 1/2 or 1/4 of the course. All entry fees collected will be used to send kids to summer camp.
 
Michael Gelcius
603-526-7447
www.elkinsfishandgame.net/elkins_lakeathon.html
 
July (top)
     
July 4 4th of July Contoocook River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Contoocook River
Contoocook, NH
 
Distance: 5 mi
 
Priscilla & Terje Reinertsen
603-746-6491
 

 

July 6, 7 Lake Placid International Regatta (flatwater sprint)
  Lake Placid
Lake Placid, NY
 
Terry Kent
518-523-1842
www.lakeplacidinternational.com
 
July 12 Electric City Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
10:00 AM Mohawk River
Schenectedy, NY
 
Distances: 12 mi, 3 mi, 1 mi
 
Schenectady County Community College
Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY
12 mi. marathon, 3 mi. rec., 1 mi. fun race
All NYMCRA classes plus C1 Pro
Registration 8:30
First start 10:00
 
Ed Greiner
518-875-6497
www.eleccityrace.org
 
July 12 Fife Dam to Shunpike Race (downriver)
1:00 PM Deerfield River
 
Fife Dam to Shunpike Canoe/Kayak Race
OR
Picnic area to Shunpike
Yes, 2 separate races in one day!! But you can only run 1. Class I, II & III Downriver depending on which option you choose.
 
Rosemary Longo-Nutt
860-531-9727
 

July 13 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
413-527-6078
 

 

July 13 Deerfield Riverfest Wildwater Race (Class IV downriver)
noon Deerfield River
Deerfield Dryway
 
This is a class IV downriver race on starting from the Monroe Bridge put in to the bottom of the Labyrinth Rapid on the Deerfield Dryway. Part of the Lozer Cup Race Series.
 
Elaine Campbell
 

July 16 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distances: 10K, 4K
 
Stephanie Moore
413-626-3862
www.holyokerows.org
 

 

July 19 Blackburn Challenge (ocean)
7:00 AM around Cape Anne
Gloucester, MA
 
Distance: 20 mi
 
The Blackburn Challenge is a 20+ mile open water circumnavigation of Cape Ann. Participants row or paddle small boats in the open ocean waters around Cape Ann, and conditions can vary dramatically throughout the day. Occasionally the water can be very rough, with strong winds and high waves.
 
http://www.blackburnchallenge.com/Blackburn.html
 
July 20 Merrimack River Trail Triathlon (triathlon)
10:00 AM Merrimack River
Concord, NH
 
Distances: 4K bike (off road), 3K run, paddle
 
Please help support our vision of having a run/bike trail along the Merrimack River right here in Concord. This is a fun, low-key bike, run, paddle triathlon. Bike and run on dirt and single track. Paddle on Merrimack just down from arena. Modest distances. Great for all ages!
 
Behind Buffalo Wild Wings
6 Loudon Road
Concord, NH
 
Tom Walton
603-223-1537
http://www.mrgt.org/events.html
 
July 22-27 AuSable River Canoe Marathon (flatwater)
  AuSable River
Grayling to Oscoda, MI
 
Distance: 120 mi
 
www.ausablecanoemarathon.org
 
July 23 3rd Annual Keystone Challenge (flatwater)
7:30 AM Bald Eagle State Park, Howard, PA
 
Distances: 40 mi, 15 mi, 15 mi relay
 
The Keystone Challenge Features a 40 mile marathon, a 15 mile marathon and a 15 mile relay. All events qualify for PACK point series championship year-end awards.
 
Preregistration required.
 
Amy Rankinen
570-660-5085
www.lhnationals.com
 
July 26, 27 Toronto Outrigger Challenge (outrigger)
  Toronto, ON
 
info@torontooutriggerchallenge.com
416-303-1021
www.torontooutriggerchallenge.com
 
August (top)
     
August 1 Southside Tavern Sundowner (flatwater)
4:30 PM Kennebec River
Skowhegan, ME
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
John Alsop
207-474-4650
 
August 2 New England Championships (flatwater)
10:00 AM Connecticut River
618 River Road, Westmoreland, NH
 
Distance: 12 mi
 
Tom & Kristen Warner
603-399-7249
 

 

August 2 Laurel Lake Association Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Laurel Lake
Sandy Beach at Laurel Lake, Fitzwilliam, NH
 
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
 
A variety of race distances and age-group races. Feature event is the Canoe Tug O' War.
 
Charley Brackett
603-585-7167
www.laurellakeassn.com
 
August 3 10th Annual West Grand Lake Races (flatwater)
9:15 AM West Grand Lake
Grand Lake Stream, ME
 
Distances: 12 mi, 6 mi, 4 mi
 
The race includes options for competitive paddlers or relaxed family outings – including courses of 12, 6, or 4 miles. All three courses start and finish in the village of Grand Lake Stream and are round trips around islands in West Grand Lake – paddlers will enjoy seeing some of the undeveloped shoreline of the land trust’s 33,708-acre Farm Cove Community Forest, and their current conservation effort, the West Grand Lake Community Forest project on the east shore of the lake.
 
Registration is from 9:15 to 10:15 am at the boat landing at the west side of the Grand Lake Stream dam on Shaw Street in Grand Lake Stream.
 
Mark Berry
207-796-2100
www.downeastlakes.org
 
August 6 Chocolate Bowl (flatwater)
6:00 PM Stockbridge Bowl
Stockbridge, MA
 
Distance: 5 mi
 
5 mile flatwater race. 2 laps around the lake. Register at 5pm. $10. All craft including SUPs.
 
Gary Miller
413-717-1401
 
August 9 Connecticut River Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Connecticut River
Bissell Bridge Boat Launch, Windsor, CT
 
Distance: 9 mi
 
Ted Kenyon
860-439-0332
 

 

August 9 Great River Race (flatwater)
10:30 AM North River
Norwell Canoe Launch, Bridge Street, Norwell, MA
 
Distance: 6.5 mi
 
All skill levels, from novice to racer, are invited to take part in the race. Non-motorized vessels including canoes, kayaks, and rowboats participate in the race piloted by people of all ages. (Participants 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.)
 
Paula Christy
781-659-8168
www.nsrwa.org
 
August 12-17 USCA Nationals (flatwater, orienteering)
  West Branch Susquehanna River
Lock Haven, PA
 
Jeff Rankinen
lhnationals.com
 
August 16 Candlewood Lake Dragon Boat Race (dragon boat)
  Candlewood Lake
Lynn Deming Park, New Milford, CT
 
Mark Howarth
candlewoodlakedragonboatrace.shutterfly.com
 
August 16, 17 Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival (dragon boat)
  Connecticut River
Hartford, CT
 
dragonboat@riverfront.org
www.riverfront.org/events/dragon
 
August 22 Cookie Bowl (flatwater)
6:00 PM Stockbridge Bowl
Stockbridge, MA
 
Distance: 5 mi
 
5 mile flatwater race. 2 laps around the lake. Register at 5pm. $10. All craft including SUPs.
 
Gary Miller
413-717-1401
 
September (top)
     
September 2-8 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships (wildwater, freestyle)
  Nantahala River
Bryson City, NC
 
Come join some of the Nations best Wildwater Athletes and cheer on the Worlds Best Freestyle Athletes this fall on the Nantahalla.
Wildwater Nationals are open to Decked Kayaks and Canoes and will finish all the races in front of the main grandstands. Wildwater Sprint and Classic Thursday and Friday, Freestyle Saturday and Sunday.
 
http://www.noc.com/noccom/festivals-a-events/2013-worlds/
 
September 5-7 Adirondack Canoe Classic (flatwater)
   
Distance: 90 mi
 
This three-day, 90-mile flat water race follows the original highways of the Adirondacks from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. The course offers a mix of lake and river flat water paddling with several carries. Participants receive a T-shirt, mileage pins, awards, camping, snacks, boat shuttles and a post race meal. Entry forms for this race go out via U.S. Mail in June. The 90 - Miler is limited to 250 boats. Entry deadline is July 20.
 
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
September 6 Lighthouse to Lighthouse Race (open water)
  Open Water around Norwalk Islands
Shady Beach, Norwalk, CT
 
Distances: 14 mi, 7 mi
 
All seaworthy, human-powered vessels are eligible. Classes include fixed and sliding seat rowing, surfski, sea kayak, fast sea kayak, stand-up paddleboard and outrigger canoes.
 
Gary Williams
http://www.lighthousetolighthouse.org/
 
September 6 The Contoocook Carry (triathlon)
1:30 PM Contoocook River
Contoocook, NH
 
2 mile run, 5 mile paddle with a portage and a 14 mile bike ride. Families and costumes welcome. All proceeds go to provide fuel assistance for those in need during our NH winter.
 
Mary Congoran
603-568-2783
www.contoocookcarry.org
 
September 7 5th Annual 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
www.greatstonedam.com
 

 

September 7 Dragon Slayer (Class IV downriver)
  New Date
noon Deerfield Dryway
Monroe Bridge put-in
 
Class IV mass start downriver race from the Monroe Bridge put in to the bottom of Labyrinth Rapid on the Deerfield Dryway.The Deerfield Dryway is Class III and IV whitewater so be familiar and practice the course before the race. There will be some safety on the The Deerfield Dryway is Class III and IV whitewater so be familiar and practice the course before the race. There will be some safety on the course but all racers are responsible for their own safety and should be proficient in self rescue in difficult class IV rapids.
 
Elaine Campbell
 

September 7 Fall Running of the Otter Brook (Class III downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
10:00 AM Otter Brook
Branch Rd, Roxbury, NH
 
Distance: 5 mi
 
A 5 mile Class III race course from the base of the dam to the RT 12 bridge just south of Keene, NH. Otter Brook is a narrow twisty stream with lots of rocks to maneuver around. Helmets required for all classes.
 
Registration: 8:30-9:30
Safety Meeting: 9:40
 
Rosemary Longo-Nutt
860-531-9727
 

September 14 36th Annual Josh Billings RunagroundTriathlon (triathlon)
   
Patty Spector
www.joshbillings.com
 
September 20 Long Lake Long Boat Regatta (flatwater)
11:00 AM Long Lake
Adirondacks, NY
 
Distances: 15 mi, 10 mi
 
This race features the North American War Canoe Championships, a 15-mile race on Long Lake. Other events include the 10- mile Adirondack Kayak Championships, a 15 - Mile C-4 marathon, and 10- mile canoe, guideboat and “Anything goes” races for youth and adults. All races begin and end at the beach across from the Adirondack Hotel.
 
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
September 21 Connecticut River Paddle Battle (flatwater)
10:30 AM Connecticut River
Herrick's Cove, Rockingham, VT
 
Distances: 7.5 mi, 2 mi
 
www.ctrpaddlebattle.com
 

 

September 21 D.W. Field Triathlon (triathlon)
9:00 AM D. W. Field Park, Brockton, MA
 
dwftriathlon@gmail.com
508-942-1920
www.dwftriathlon.org
 
September 28 The Great River Challenge Off-Road Triathlon (triathlon)
9:30 AM Connecticut River
Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Northfield, MA
 
Registration (at Northfield Mtn. Recreation Center): Sat 2pm - 5pm / Sun 7am - 9am
Pasta Dinner: Sat 5:30pm - 7pm (location TBD)
Pre-Race Meeting at Rec Center: 8:45am
Race Start (on water at the Pavillion): 9:30am
 
413-522-8494
http://greatriverchallenge.com/
 
September 28 3rd Annual White River DisasTour (triathlon)
  Rochester, VT
 
  • 5-mile trail run
  • 6-mile paddle (canoe, kayak or SUP) on the White River
  • 10-mile bike on pavement, dirt road and single track.

 
Sean Linskey
802-793-0189
www.vtdisastourtriathlon.com
 
October (top)
     
October 4 Holyoke Rows Oktoberfest Race (flatwater)
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distance: 10K
 
Stephanie Moore
413-626-3862
www.holyokerows.org
 

 

October 4 Vermont MoMac (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
noon Lamoille River
Jeffersonville, VT
 
Distances: 10 mi, 5 mi
 
This Event is an Fund Raiser for Cancer in Memory of Mona Roberts and MacKenzie Pratt.
 
Two course lengths of around 4 and 6 miles. Race starts and finishes at Bert's Boats Out Post at noon, Registration the day of Starts at 10:00.
 
There is Music and Food post the race at the Out Post.
 
A Silent Auction with a bunch of great items to bid on.
 
Raffle Prizes for participants.
 
Free Camping either the night before or night of the event, or both at Bert's Boats Out Post. Make a weekend out of it!
 
It is on the Lamoille River in Jeffersonville Vermont, 1/2 hour from Stowe or 45 minutes from Burlington.
 
A great race to introduce new racers to, Class I technical.
 
Ken "Bert" Roberts
802-644-8189
www.momacpaddleathon.org
 
October 5 PACK Fall Foliage Race (flatwater)
10:00 AM Bald Eagle Creek and Susquehanna River
Castanea, PA
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Race starts on Bald Eagle Creek (Castanea, near Lock Haven) PA Fish and Boat Launch Race ends on Susquehanna River in McElhattan PA Fish and Boat Launch (Tiadaghton Race location).
 
Amy Rankinen
570-660-5085
www.lhnationals.com
 
October 5 Esopus Slalom (slalom)
  Esopus Creek
Phoenicia, NY
 
Mike Cook
607-227-4998
http://nessrace.com/esopus-slalom/
 
October 6 Slocum Challenge Regatta
  Slocum River Estuary
Dartmouth, MA
 
Races will start (promptly at 9:30 a.m.) and finish near the mouth of the Slocum River, nearby the Lloyd Center’s waterfront facility, traversing a two-mile closed-loop buoyed course on the tidal waters of one of New England’s most beautiful estuaries.
 
D'Arcy MacMahon
508-990-0505 x12
lloydcenter.org/lloyd-center-regatta
 
October 11 Miller's River Challenge (flatwater)
  Millers River
Orange, MA
 
  • A Family Race on the Millers River
  • Pro Races run after Youth Races

 
Shelly St. Cyr
978-424-7543
www.millersriverchallenge.shutterfly.com
 

 

October 11 Masters' Regatta Distance Race (flatwater)
2:00 PM Potomac River
Washington Canoe Club, Washinton, DC
 
Distances: 12K, 6K
 
6K or 12K race on the Potomac River starting and ending at Washington Canoe Club in Georgetown. There will be a barbecue and refreshments for competitors and spectators after the race.
 
Cost is $20 per competitor and $5 per spectator who attends the barbecue.
 
Registration details to follow
 
Charlie Johnson
301-814-6140
 
October 12 Pumpkin Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Farmington River
Simsbury, CT
 
Distances: 7 mi, 4 mi
 
Jim Miller
860-242-7294
 

 

October 18 Nayaug Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
  New Date
11:00 AM Connecticut River
Glastonbury, CT
 
Distances: 8 mi, 5 mi, 1 mi
 
Joe Damon
860-818-2600
www.nayaugcanoerace.org
 

 

October 18 Tully Lake Triathlon (triathlon)
10:30 AM Tully Lake
Tully Lake Camground, Royalston, MA
 
  • The 5-mile paddle starts from Tully Lake Campground, proceeds up the Tully River (flat water) to the north end of Long Pond, and returns to the starting point for the transition to the run.
  • The 4.5-mile run follows a dirt trail around Tully Lake. Its course is moderate except for one short steep hill on Doane Hill Road.
  • The 7.5-mile bike leg will loop the Tully Lake Mountain Bike Trail, a moderately difficult mix of fire roads and single track.

 
Keith Bockus
978-249-4957
www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/special-events/tully-lake-triathlon.html
 
October 18, 19 Farmington Slalom (Class II+ slalom)
  Farmington River
Otis, MA
 
Klaus Renner
603-546-7513
http://nessrace.com/farmington-slalom/
 
October 26 Merrifest (flatwater)
noon, 1:00 PM Merrimack River
DCR's Sampas Pavilion, 500 Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell, MA
 
Distances: 3.7 mi, 2 mi
 
Adult race is a 3.7 mile recreational kayak and canoe race along the Merrimack River in Lowell, MA. Youth race is a 2 mile recreational kayak and canoe race.
 
Youth race starts at noon. Adult race starts at 1:00 PM.
 
A few kayaks are available for rental from Plum Island Kayak.
 
Caroly Shumway
978-655-4742
http://www.merrimack.org/merrimack-canoekayak-races/
 
November (top)
     
November 2 The Great Potato Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Connecticut River
North Riverfront Park, Springfield, MA
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Bob Allen
413-568-8832
 
November 2 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
 
Mark Wendolowski
413-626-3862
 
November 2 NECKRA Annual Banquet (banquet, awards)
after Potato Race  
Dinner, points awards, quick annual meeting and raffle
 
Bob Allen
413-568-8832
 
November 23 Delaware & Raritan Canal Race (flatwater)
  Delaware & Raritan Canal
Somerset, NJ
 
Distance: 10.6 mi
 
The course is 10.6 miles long and takes about 2 hours. There are 3 short portages around the locks. These are on the tow path, which is graveled, and are about 100 yards long each.
 
Dennis German
973-226-6672
www.canalrace.org