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March (top)
March 14 Rockrimmon ERGatta (indoor)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club
Row 2000 meters or paddle 250 meters in a group with athletes of similar speed.
Register by February 22
Renee Jones
March 14 Pickle Race (flatwater)
10:00 AM Hillsborough River
8000 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
Distances: 11 mi, 4.5 mi
Glennis Williams
March 28 Scantic Spring Splash (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:30 AM Scantic River
Somersville to Hazardville, CT
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
Jeff Dynia

March 29 Quaboag Flats (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
noon Quaboag River
West Brookfield, MA
Distance: 7 mi
Start and finish at the junction of Rt 9 and Rt 67 in West Brookfield, MA.
Soup will be served!
Jerry Madore

March 28 40th Annual St. George River Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  St. George River
Searsmont, ME
Distance: 6 mi
Dale Cross
March 28 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
  Check with organizer
12:00 PM Westfield River
MassDOT Yard, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April (top)
April 4 Ware River Icebreaker Race (downriver, flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Ware River
Barre, MA
Distances: 5 mi Downriver, 7 mi Flatwater
Doug and Faith Glover

April 4 46th Annual Passagassawakeag Stream Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Passagassawakeag Stream
Waldo, ME
Dale Cross
April 4 Sinnemahone Paddle (formerly Cameron County race) (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Sinnemahoning Creek
Sinnemahoning, PA
April 4 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
  Check with organizer
12:00 PM Westfield River
MassDOT Yard, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April 5 Hockanum River Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Hockanum River
Vernon/Manchester CT to East Hartford, CT
Distance: 6 mi
Dave Anderson

April 5 Punch Brook Slalom (slalom)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Farmington River
Burlington, CT
Denise Dieli
April 5 47th Tenandeho River White Water Derby (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
noon Tenandeho River
Mechanicsville, NY
Scott Stepenuck
April 11 57th Annual River Rat Race (flatwater)
  Postponed to TBD
1:00 PM Millers River
Athol to Orange, MA
Distance: 6 mi
April 11 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
  Check with organizer
12:00 PM Westfield River
MassDOT Yard, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April 11 Eliot Lamb Memorial Souadabscook Stream Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
noon Souadabscook Stream
Hampden, ME
Distance: 7.5 mi
April 12 Marsh Stream Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Marsh Stream
Bill Deighan
April 18 67th Annual Westfield Whitewater Races - Novice (downriver)
  Invitation Only
10:00 AM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
Distance: 8 mi
Ed Smith

April 18 67th Annual Westfield Wildwater Races - Expert (downriver)
  Invitation Only
1:30 PM Westfield River
Knightville Dam, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April 18 54th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Kenduskeag Stream
Kenduskeag to Bangor, ME
Bangor Parks & Recreation
April 18 Wells Bridge Paddlers Spring Race (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Oneonta, NY
Distances: 11.5 mi, 13.5 mi
All classes start just south of Route 205 Bridge In Oneonta and finish just before the bridge at Wells Bridge (ZRE Parking area). Recreation classes, C1 W and any class with youth will go directly from the start to the finish, approximately 11.5 mi. All other classes will turn a buoy in front of Otego fishing access, turn counterclockwise and head upstream to first bridge abutment, turn counterclockwise and finish at Well bridge, approx 13.5mi.
Start Location: Route 205 Bridge, Oneonta, NY
End Location: ZRE Parking lot, Wells Bridge, NY
Takes place of USPP race
Bob Wisse
April 25 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 25 50th Annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
8:00 AM Wappingers Creek
Pleasant Valley to Poughkeepsie, NY
Distance: 8 mi

April 25 Middleborough Canoe Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Taunton River
Middleborough, MA
Sign up at the Masi Field House located at 26 Jackson St. in Middleborough
Day of Race Registration:
Sign up from 8:30 to 10:30 a. m. at Old Bridge St. in Lakeville Location:
Race begins at Old Bridge St. in Lakeville & ends at the Oliver Mill Park in Middleborough
Fran Cass
April 26 Sturbridge All American River Race (downriver)
  Postponed to fall (possibly)
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

April 26 38th Annual Run of the Charles (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Charles River
Dedham, MA to Allston, MA
Distances: 12 mi, 6 mi, 3 mi, 14 mi relay
The Run of the Charles draws an average of 1,400 racers and thousands of spectators each year.
Races include:
  • 14-Mile Corporate Relay
  • 14-Mile Non-Corporate Relay - government, women, mixed and open classes
  • 12-Mile Races
  • 6-Mile Races
  • 3-Mile Races
  • Paddleboard divisions

April 26 Blackwater Slalom (slalom)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Blackwater River
Webster, NH
Amy Hunt
April 25 Little D on the Monocacy (flatwater)
  Virtual Race
  Monocacy River
Frederick, MD
Distance: 13.5 mi
Canoe and kayak race/cruise on the scenic Monocacy River in Frederick, MD. All donations benefit children diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy. 6 mile cruise, 12 mile upstream/downstream race.
Steve Corbett
May (top)
May 2 Baker River Regatta (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
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 2 Eagle Lake Canoe-Kayak-SUP Race (flatwater, flatwater pursuit)
  Postponed to TBD
11:00 AM Eagle Lake
Jefferson, MA
Distances: 2.3 mi, 4.6 mi
There will be a 2.3-mile Recreational Race at 11 am. At 12 pm, the 4.7-mile canoe/kayak/SUP race will crown the 2018 Massachusetts Pursuit Champion. The spectators lounging on the beach will be able to watch 90% of the race on the 1.2 mile, 4 buoy turn course that is A-okay for an under-stern rudder.
Registration is $20, and at least half of that will be returned to the racers in the way of cash prizes (and raffle prizes for rec racers).
Another new component to this day is what we're calling "Paddle with a Pro". Interested folks will sign up to have a complimentary dry-land or on-water questions/pointers session (15 minutes) with a "pro" canoeist, kayaker, or SUPer after the race.
Dan Marinone
May 2 Squannacook River Canoe and Kayak Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
8:00 AM Squannacook River
491 Main Street, Townsend, MA
Obstacle Course - 2 man canoe / or single kayak Canoes must meet ACA 16% rule for conventional class 18ft max. Participants must wear US Coast Guard approved life jackets and no alcohol allowed in boats. Day of Race Registration 8:30 to 9:30. Launch 10 am
Steve Bourdon
May 2-3 59th Annual Canton Canoe Weekend (flatwater)
  Taylor Park, Canton, NY
May 2-3 63rd Hudson River White Water Derby (downriver, slalom)
  Postponed to TBD
  North River
North Creek, NY
Slalom races on Saturday, Downriver Points race on Sunday
May 3 Otter Brook Canoe & Kayak Race (Class III downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Otter Brook
Branch Rd, Roxbury, NH
Distance: 8 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
Patrick Lizak
Lindsey Malchow

May 3 Kenduskeag Slalom Race (Class II Slalom)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Valley Av. and Exchange St., Bangor, ME
Clayton Cole
May 9 Peavine Whitewater Race (downriver)
  White River
Stockbridge, VT
Register online:
Note: The NECKRA race packet list this race as "The White River Whitewater Race".
Mike McDonnell

May 9 Ed Wessels Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
10:00 AM Susquehanna River
Otego, NY to Sidney, NY
Distance: 23 mi
All Wessels races will start at the Otego boat launch. The boat launch is located about 1 mile east of the I-88 Otego exit, on the south side of the river. Finish at Keith Clark Park.
Ed Curley
May 9 Round the Mountain Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Saranac Lake
Adirondacks, NY
Distance: 10.5 mi
Start is at the Ampersand Bay Resort on Lower Saranac Lake
Brian McDonnell
May 10 Fiddlehead Slalom (slalom)
  Winooski River
Montpelier, VT
Ray Ingram
May 16 Mystic River Herring Run (flatwater)
  Postponed to September 26, 2020
11:00 AM Mystic River
Somerville, MA
Distances: 12 mi, 9 mi, 3 mi
Run, Walk and Paddle for the Fish
3, 9 and 12 mile paddling races on the Mystic River.
Optional 5K road race prior to paddle

May 16 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

May 16 Essex River Race (open water)
  Postponed to October 3, 2020 (tentative)
7:00 AM Essex River
Riversbend Restaurant, 35 Dodge St, Essex, Massachusetts
Distance: 5.5 mi
The Essex River Race is a 5.5+ mile open water event from the Essex River at Route 133 in Essex, out behind the barrier beaches of Ipswich and back. Participants row or paddle small boats through one of the most scenic tidal areas in New England. Occasionally the water can be very rough, with strong winds and currents. As with all on-water activities in such conditions, safety should be the first concern of all participants and organizers. The orderly, safe and sportsmanlike conduct of this event is your personal responsibility, and is essential to guaranteeing the future of the Essex River Race.

The Essex River Race is open to all seaworthy human-powered rowing and paddle boats. Participants' crafts usually include Banks dories, fixed seat singles, doubles, multi-oars with cox, multi-oars without cox, sliding seat singles & doubles, single & double touring kayaks, surfskis.
Donna Lind
May 17 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
Dan Pelletier

May 17 Covered Bridge Slalom (slalom)
  Housatonic River
West Cornwall, CT
Jenifer Clarke
Jenifer Clarke
Bob Connolly
Bob Connolly
May 22-25 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
May 26 Dryway Kickoff Event (Class III & IV downriver)
12:00 PM Deerfield River
Monroe Bridge section of Deerfield River
Distance: 3.5 mi
Zoar Outdoor will be hosting a Dryway Kickoff Event for the start of the summer releases on the Monroe Bridge section of the Deerfield River. Free w.w. kayak demos to experienced paddlers start at 9:30 AM potluck dinner follows the race at Dunbar Brook Picnic Area at 4:00 PM
James Sullivan
June (top)
June 6 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 7 31st Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond (flatwater)
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 7 Onion River Race (downriver)
10:00 AM Winooski River
191 Power Plant Road, Waterbury, VT
Distance: 10 mi
The 3rd Annual Onion River Race has been scheduled for Sunday, June 5th, in Bolton, Vermont. Please join us on a ten mile race through a scenic cut in the Green Mountains!

A post-paddle lunch will be provided.

It promises to be a day of excitement, camaraderie, and fun, for both the experienced racer and casual paddler alike.

Proceeds from the race will support projects to improve public access and riparian land restoration in the watershed.
Friends of the Winooski River

June 7 Tariffville Slalom (slalom)
  Farmington River
Tarrifville, CT
Gary Glosclaude
June 5-7 Maine Canoe Symposium
  Bridgton, ME
June 8, 9 Newaygo Power Paddle (flatwater)
  Muskegon River
Newaygo, MI
Distance: various distances
C-1 (Fri.) Youth Races
Expert 1, Men C-2, Women C-2 (Sat.)
Mixed C-2, C-4 (Sun)
Gabriel Slominski
June 13 14th Annual Nashua River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Nashua River
Groton, MA
Distances: 10 mi, 4 mi
Stephen Miller

June 13, 14 Madrid Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
any Classes. Register, start & finish at Madrid
Community Park. Snack Bar & playground. T-shirts.
Entry Fee: $15 per individual, $30 pro paddlers, $5
high school, discounts for SLVP members and

Rough camping is available for the weekend.

Spaghetti dinner $5 per plate on Saturday following

Saturday June 13
1, 3 &9 miles
NYMCRA Canoe Points Race
NYMCRA Pro Points Race
Register: 9:00
Start: 11:00
Amateur marathon (9 miles w/ 1 portage) -
NYMCRA Points classes C1 Pro (9 miles
w/ 1 portage)
11:45 Recreational Race (3 miles)

Sunday June 14
6, 13 & 16 miles
Register: 8:00 evening
Start: 10:00
Amateur marathon (13 miles w/ 1 portage) Pro (16
miles w/ 1 portage). Rec. 6 miles
Bernie and Amy Moulton
June 14 41st Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (dragon boat)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
June 15 55th Annual Tiadaghton Elm Classic (flatwater)
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Lock Haven, PA
Distance: 6 mi
Lock Haven, PA (Site of the 2014 USCA National Championships)
SUP, K1, K2, C1, C2 & C2 events
$2000 Cash Prizes, C1 Pro and C2 Pro
Jeff Rankinen
June 15 Huron River Canoe Challenge (flatwater)
  Huron River
Ann Arbor, MI
Tim Feldkamp
June 20 Against the Tide - Hopkinton (multi-sport)
7:00 AM DCR's Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA
Against the Tide is a multi-sport event including competitive and recreational 1-mile swims, 2-mile kayak and 5K and 10K runs. Inspirational, family-friendly fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Mass Breast Cancer Coalition.

Hopkinton State Park
268 Cedar Street
Hopkinton, MA
June 20 Armond Bassett Canoe and Kayak Race (flatwater)
9:30 AM Genesee River
Genesee Water Ways Center, Rochester, NY
Distances: 10 mi, 6 mi, 3 mi
Genesee Water Ways Center 149 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14611
6 Mile C-1 Pro Race with cash prizes Starts at 9:30
10 Mile Marathon Race, 3 Mile Fun Race
Registration: 8:30 am
First Start: 11:00
Entry Fee: $25.00 per person
Guide Boats, C4, all canoe and kayaks welcome!!! T-shirts to the 1st 100, Water and snacks provided, Awards, ***Food Available***
Kevin Berl
Tim Henning
June 21 Winni Slalom (slalom)
  Winnipesaukee River
Northfield, NH
Amy Hunt
June 22 Springfield Dragon Boat Festival (dragonboat)
8:00 AM Connecticut River
Springfield, MA
We are looking for paddlers to form teams to Race Dragon Boats on the Connecticut River. $2000 gets you a race registration for a team of 24 and pre-race training time. We provide the boat, paddle and PFD. Visit for more info.
Christina Cronin
June 24 Clinton River 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 25 Black River Canoe and Kayak Race (flatwater)
9:00 AM Black River
Glenfield, NY
Distance: 23 mi
Jerry Haenlin
June 25 Missisquoi River Paddle & Pedal Race (downriver)
9:00 AM Missisquoi River
Richford, VT
Distance: 6.5 mi
Paddle and pedal with friends and family in northern Vermont! The Missisquoi Paddle & Pedal Race celebrates recreation along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail between Richford and East Berkshire, VT.

The race combines 6.5 miles of flatwater paddling along the Missisquoi River and 4.5 miles of cycling back on an adjacent rail trail. This is a family friendly event for all ages. Want to paddle and cycle but not race? No problem - sign up for the recreational class.  The event coincides with the Richford River Festival.

Registration is $15.
Noah Pollock
June 24-27 Yukon River Quest
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Yukon River
Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon
Distance: 444 mi
June 27 Mohawk Trail Charlemont Downriver Canoe & Kayak Race (downriver)
1:45 PM Deerfield River
Zoar 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 Tupper Lake 8-Miler (flatwater)
11:00 AM Simon Pond, Raquette River
Distance: 8 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

Roger Gocking
June 28 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.
  • Awards will be presented following the race.
  • A light lunch will be provided under the Party Tent for all registered participants.
Proceeds to benefit the West River Trail.
Sandy Harris

July (top)
July 4 Farmington River July 4th Race (flatwater)
10:00 AM Farmington River
Simsbury, CT
Distances: 8 mi, 4 mi
Mass start for all pro C2s for the first race at 10:00 AM. Pro paddlers compete in a C1 for the 1:00 PM race. Winners determined by combined C2 and C1 times for both paddlers. Pro kayak classes also offered - details to follow.
Ted Kenyon

July 6 Keystone Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Lock Haven, PA
Distance: 11 mi
Jeff Rankinen
July 8 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distances: 10K, 4K
Stephanie Moore

July 11 Electric City Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
10:00 AM Mohawk River
Rotterdam Junction, NY
Distances: 12 mi, 3 mi, 1 mi
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
July 12 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 12 Barge Chaser Canoe and Kayak Race (flatwater)
Sat Dec 30 1899 11:00:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) Mohawk River
Rotterdam, NY
Distances: 10 mi, 3 mi
Kiwanis Park, Rt. 5S, Rotterdam, NY (between Schenectady and Amsterdam)
Registration:10 am First Start:11 am
All NYMCRA classes plus Recreation
Entry fee: $15 /adult and $5/youth Picnic will follow bring a dish to share or pay $3.
Linda and Bob Cooley
July 13-15 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.
July 18 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.
July 18 or 19 Misery Challenge (ocean)
7:30 AM Tuck's Point Park to Misery Island
Manchester by the Sea, MA
Take on the Misery Challenge 2016! Start training now for a once a in a lifetime opportunity. Perfect for the competitive athlete or a family adventure. Racing starts and finishes from iconic Manchester by-the-Sea's Tuck's Point with a spin around historic Misery Island and back. Choose your "weapon!" kayak, sup, row or even swim these waters. Besides your "fan club" cheering you across the finish-line, music, micro-brew, tasty treats, kid games, awards and more await you on shore.
Josh Crosby
July 19 Yukon 1000 (flatwater, downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Yukon River
Whitehorse, Yukon Territories
Distance: 1000 mi
The World's Longest Canoe Race
Totally self-supported, paddle 1000 miles from Canada into the Alaskan backcountry; finishing in the Arctic circle.
July 19 Spike's Challenge (flatwater)
  AuSable River
Grayling, MI
John Lucey
July 25-26 AuSable River Canoe Marathon (flatwater)
9:00 PM AuSable River
Grayling to Oscoda, MI
Distance: 120 mi
July 26 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

Half-price admission to the Adirondack Museum on race day for all finishers.
Aims "Andy" Coney
978-562-2805, 518-352-7364 (on race weekend)
July 31 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. $15.
All craft including SUPs.
Gary Miller
August (top)
August 1 29th Laurel Lake Association Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Laurel Lake
Sandy Beach 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 2 New England Championships (flatwater)
10:30 AM Connecticut River
Brattleboro, VT
Distances: 12 mi, 5 mi
Sandy Harris

August 9 Zoar Gap Plunge (downriver)
  Deerfield River
Fife Brook Dam, Florida, MA
Distance: 8 mi
Charley Brackett

August 13-16 USCA Nationals (flatwater)
  Muskegon River
Newaygo, MI
August 15 Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival (dragon boat)
  Connecticut River
Hartford, CT
August 15 Against the Tide - Brewster (multi-sport)
7:00 AM DCR's Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA
Against the Tide is a multi-sport event including competitive and recreational 1-mile swims, 2-mile kayak and 5K and 10K runs. Inspirational, family-friendly fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Mass Breast Cancer Coalition.

Nickerson State Park
Route 6A
Brewster, MA
August 22 Wells Bridge Canoe and Kayak Races (flatwater)
  Susquehanna River
Wells Bridge, NY
Distances: C2 - 9 miles, C1 - 6 miles
Registration Time: 8:00-9:00AM
Start Time: Race #1 9:30, Race #2 1:00M
Entry Fee: $20 for 1 race, $25 for 2 races
All races start and finish in Wells Bridge. Loop course on the Susquehanna starting upstream and finishing downstream
Phoebe Reese
August 22 Millers River Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
Distance: 7 mi
Jerry Whaland

August 23 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. $15.
All craft including SUPs.
Gary Miller
August 29 Lehigh Classic (downriver)
  Lehigh River
Lehigh, PA
Distance: 5.5 mi
Mark Zakutansky

August 30 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. Special Holland-themed awards. Complimentary post-race refreshments.

Aqua Riders of Holland
154 Mashapaug Rd
Holland, MA

Registration: 8:30-9:45
Bill Terbush

September (top)
September 8 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
September 13 11th 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

September 13 44th Annual Josh Billings RunagroundTriathlon (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 14, 15 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
September 19 Holyoke Rows Fall Festival Race (flatwater)
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distance: 10K
Stephanie Moore

September 20 Wild West River Stampede (downriver)
noon West River
Townshend Dam Recreation Area, Townshend, VT
Distance: 7 mi
Eric Jones

September 20 D.W. Field Triathlon (triathlon)
9:00 AM D. W. Field Park, Brockton, MA
September 26 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 Long Lake Long Boat Regatta (flatwater)
11:00 AM Long Lake
Adirondacks, NY
Distance: 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.
Brian McDonnell
September 27 Manchester Slalom (slalom)
  Canandaigua Outlet
Manchester, NY
Mike Cook
September 28-29 Toronto Outrigger Challenge (outrigger)
  Toronto, ON
October (top)
October 3 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 4 Esopus Slalom (slalom)
  Esopus Creek
Phoenicia, NY
Mike Cook
October 11 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 12 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
October 17 Seneca Monster Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Seneca-Cayuga Canal
Waterloo, NY
Distance: 13 mi
Starts in Waterloo, NY
All standard classes
on the Seneca-Cayuga canal.

There is a 4 mile "Adventure" course for all manner of paddlecraft (non-competitive) and a 13 mile race course.
Nick Kogut
October 17, 18 Farmington Slalom (Class II+ slalom)
  Farmington River
Otis, MA
Klaus Renner
October 19 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.

Jess Schanz
October 19 4th Annual HACK Race (Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Race) (flatwater)
mid-day Hackensack River
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Distance: 9 mi
Competitive 9-mile loop from Wanda Canoe Club in Ridgefield Park to historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge, northern NJ. Marathon canoe, outrigger oc1, oc2, surfski, kayak...small craft only (no OC6, no SUP; C4 ok). Flatwater, brackish. Boat wash available after race. Prizes, refreshments.

Online registration only. Registration closes Oct. 10th. No day-of registrations.

For more info visit us on Facebook

Presented by Wanda Canoe Club, the Hackensack River Keeper and the County of Bergen, NJ.

$20 per paddler.
Proceeds to benefit the River Keeper's paddling programs.

Race is at Wanda Canoe Club, Waterfront Park, located behind Ridgefield Park Dept. of Public Works
Mary Knight
Linda Lensch
November (top)
November 1 The Great Potato Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Haptom Ponds
Hampton Ponds State Park, Westfield, MA
Distance: 5 mi
New Location!

Potato Race will be run at Hampton Ponds State Park in Westfield, MA. Registration from 9:30 - 10:45.
Bob Allen
November 1 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
November 1 NECKRA Annual Banquet (banquet, awards)
after Potato Race Florence, MA
Dinner, points awards, quick annual meeting and raffle.

Location: TBD
Bob Allen
November 22 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