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March (top)
   
March 10 Pickle Race (flatwater)
10:00 AM Hillsborough River
8000 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
 
Distances: 11 mi, 4.5 mi
 
Glennis Williams
727-455-9188
 

 
March 25 45th Tenandeho River White Water Derby (downriver)
noon Tenandeho River
Mechanicsville, NY
 
Scott Stepenuck
518-885-4098
http://tenandeho.org/
 

 

March 31 Scantic Spring Splash (downriver)
11:30 AM Scantic River
Somersville to Hazardville, CT
 
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
 
Brian Beaupre
860-336-7316
www.scanticspringsplash.org
 

 

March 31 39th Annual St. George River Race (downriver)
  St. George River
Searsmont, ME
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Dale Cross
207-338-4598
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
March 31 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
12:00 PM Westfield River
MassDOT Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
http://www.westfieldriverraces.com/race.html#clinics
 
April (top)
   
April 7 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 7 45th Annual Passagassawakeag Stream Race (downriver)
  Passagassawakeag Stream
Waldo, ME
 
Dale Cross
207-338-4598
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
April 7 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic (flatwater)
11:00 AM Cameron County, PA
 
Randy Bailey
814-546-2011
www.canoeclassic.org
 
April 8 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 7 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
12:00 PM Westfield River
MassDOT Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
http://www.westfieldriverraces.com/race.html#clinics
 
April 14 55th Annual River Rat Race (flatwater)
1:00 PM Millers River
Athol to Orange, MA
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
978-249-9038
www.riverratrace.com
 

 
April 15 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
12:00 PM Westfield River
MassDOT Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
http://www.westfieldriverraces.com/race.html#clinics
 
April 15 River Rat Race Pro/Am (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
10:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
 
Distances: 12 mi, 15 mi
 
978-249-9038
www.riverratrace.com
 

April 15 Hockanum River Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Hockanum River
Vernon/Manchester CT to East Hartford, CT
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Dave Anderson
203-592-7153
 

 

April 15 Marsh Stream Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
  Marsh Stream
 
Bangor YMCA
207-941-2808
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
April 15 Blackwater Slalom (slalom)
  Blackwater River
Webster, NH
 
Amy Hunt
401-338-5669
http://nessrace.com/blackwater-slalom/
 
April 15 Quinnipiac River Watershed Source to Sound Cleanup (cleanup)
9:00 AM Quinnipiac River
540 Oregon Rd, Meriden, CT
 
David James
203-237-2845
www.qrwa.org
 
April 21 65th Annual Westfield Whitewater Races - Novice (downriver)
10:00 AM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
www.westfieldriverraces.com
 

 

April 21 65th Annual Westfield Wildwater Races - Expert (downriver)
1:30 PM Westfield River
Knightville Dam, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
www.westfieldriverraces.com
 
April 21 Eagle Lake Flatwater Pursuit Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Eagle Lake
Jefferson, MA
 
Distances: 2.3 mi, 4.7 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.
 
Tim Hudyncia
401-862-8616
 
Dan Marinone
617-312-2567
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1350306751729936/
 

 
April 21 52nd Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race (downriver)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Kenduskeag to Bangor, ME
 
Bangor Parks & Recreation
207-992-4490
www.kenduskeagstreamcanoerace.com
 
April 21 Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers (USPP) Spring Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Oneonta, NY
 
Distances: 12 mi, 18 mi
 
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.

Registration Form
 
Jeff Shultis
607-988-7898
http://uspp.pbworks.com/
 

 
April 21 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 Classes include Womens, Mens, Seniors, Juniors, Adult&Youth and Couples. Mandatory portages with markings. Canoes must meet ACA 16% rule for conventional class 18ft max. Participants must wear US costguard approved life jackets and no alcohol allowed in boats. Day of Race Registration 8:30 to 9:30. Launch 10 am
 
Frank Farese
978-597-6974
https://www.facebook.com/events/171141856721871/
 
April 22 Punch Brook Slalom (slalom)
  Farmington River
Burlington, CT
 
Denise Dieli
http://nessrace.com/punch-brook-slalom/
 
April 22 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
rpeppard@msn.com
www.angelfire.com/ma3/sturbridgelions/events.html
 

 

April 28 Upper Ashuelot Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Keene, NH
 
Distances: 14 mi, 5 mi
 
Pro course is 14 miles (portage and upstream loop), finish after loop at Sawyers Crossing Bridge.
Amateur/rec course is 5 miles (no portage, all downstream) ending at Sawyers Crossing Bridge.
 
Tom Warner
603-399-7249
 

 

April 28 48th Annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby (downriver)
8:00 AM Wappingers Creek
Pleasant Valley to Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Mark
845-391-7700
 
Bob
845-721-2605
www.aquaticexplorers.org
 

 

April 28 Little d on the Monocacy (flatwater)
  Monocacy River
Frederick, MD
 
Distance: 13.5 mi
 
13.5 miles moving flatwater on the Monocacy River in Frederick County. MD. Fundraiser for terminally ill child. No entry fee. Racers are asked to make a donation of their choice to Daniel's bucket list.
 
Steve Corbett
240-446-0060
http://www.facebook.com/littledonthemonocacy
 
April 28 Annual Charles River Cleanup (cleanup)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
 
rotc@crwa.org
508-698-6810
http://www.crwa.org/charles-river-cleanup
 
April 29 35th 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 29 Manchester Slalom (slalom)
  Canandaigua Outlet
Manchester, NY
 
Mike Cook
607-227-4998
https://nessrace.com/manchester-slalom/
 
May (top)
   
May 5 Baker River Regatta (flatwater)
11:00 AM Baker River
Smith Bridge, Plymouth, NH
 
Distances: 5.75 mi, 4.75 mi
 
Baker River, Smith Bridge to Plymouth Amphitheater
Fee: $25, Under 12, $15
T-shirt with preregistration
 
Jamie Hannon
603-651-9098
mountainvillagecharterschool.org
 

 
May 5-6 57th Annual Canton Canoe Weekend (flatwater)
  Taylor Park, Canton, NY
 
www.slvpaddlers.org
 
May 5-6 61st Hudson River White Water Derby (downriver, slalom)
  North River
North Creek, NY
 
Slalom races on Saturday, Downriver Points race on Sunday
 
www.whitewaterderby.com
 
May 6 Otter Brook Canoe & Kayak Race (Class III downriver)
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 6 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 12 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
518-891-2744
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
May 12 Essex River Race (open water)
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
978-764-9407
http://www.blackburnchallenge.com/Essex.html
 
May 13 Fiddlehead Slalom (slalom)
  Winooski River
Montpelier, VT
 
Ray Ingram
802-578-8367
http://nessrace.com/fiddlehead-slalom/
 
May 19 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
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boateater-Challenge/107532585985611
 

 

May 19 Mystic River Herring Run (flatwater)
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
 
www.mysticriver.org
 

 

May 19 28th Annual Ed Wessels Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
10:00 AM Susquehanna River
Otego, NY to Sidney, NY
 
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.
Spaghetti dinner at the Elks Club following the race.
 
Ed Curley
607-433-0333
http://www.sidneychamber.org/event-calendar/
 
May 20 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
 
Dan Pelletier
860-347-6576
www.qrwa.org
 

 

May 20 Covered Bridge Slalom (slalom)
  Housatonic River
West Cornwall, CT
 
Jenifer Clarke
Jenifer Clarke
 
Bob Connolly
Bob Connolly
http://nessrace.com/covered-bridge-slalom/
 
May 25-28 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 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
800-532-7483
http://www.zoaroutdoor.com/whatsnew.htm
 
June (top)
   
June 2 Tupper Lake 8-Miler (flatwater)
11:00 AM Simon Pond, Raquette River
NY
 
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
518-354-8377
 
June 3 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 watersh
 
Friends of the Winooski River
802-882-8276
www.winooskiriver.org
 

 

June 3 Tariffville Slalom (slalom)
  Farmington River
Tarrifville, CT
 
Gary Glosclaude
http://nessrace.com/tariffville-slalom/
 
June 8-10 Maine Canoe Symposium
  Bridgton, ME
 
www.mainecanoesymposium.org
 
June 9 Zoar Gap (Fife Brook) (downriver)
1:00 PM Deerfield River
 
Fife Dam to Shunpike Canoe/Kayak Race
Class I, II & III Downriver
 
Rosemary Longo-Nutt
860-531-9727
 

 

June 9 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 9, 10 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
veterans

Rough camping is available for the weekend.

Spaghetti dinner $5 per plate on Saturday following
awards.

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
www.slvpaddlers.org
 
June 9,10 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
773-983-3103
http://www.miracing.com/racing.html
 
June 10 30th 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
860-564-2443
 

 

June 9, 10 39th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (dragon boat)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
 
www.bostondragonboat.org
 
June 16 12th 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 16 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
 
info@mbcc.org
http://mbcc.org/breast-cancer-prevention/against-the-tide/
 
June 16 54th 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
570-660-5085
www.lhnationals.com
 
June 17 Keystone Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Lock Haven, PA
 
Distance: 11 mi
 
Jeff Rankinen
570-367-9200
 
June 21 Donald Patneaude Memorial Towpath Regatta (flatwater)
6:30 PM Gateway Landing Park, Schenectady, NY
 
Distance: 4.5 mi
 
Geoff Moore
518-257-3703
 
June 23 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.
 
Charley Brackett
603-585-7167 (home), 603-303-1396 (cell)
 

June 23 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 pvriverfront.org for more info.
 
Christina Cronin
413-626-5327
pvriverfront.org
 
June 24 Brattle Paddle Canoe, Kayak and SUP Race (flatwater)
10:00 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
603-363-4868
 

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.
 
http://www.miracing.com/racing.html
 
June 25 Black River Canoe and Kayak Race (flatwater)
9:00 AM Black River
Glenfield, NY
 
Distance: 23 mi
 
Jerry Haenlin
315-489-0368
 
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
802-540-0319
http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/CalendarofEvents-2/Missisquoi-Paddle-and-Pedal-Race-135
 
June 24 Winni Slalom (slalom)
  Winnipesaukee River
Northfield, NH
 
Amy Hunt
http://nessrace.com/winni-slalom/
 
June 27-July 1 Yukon River Quest
  Yukon River
Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon
 
Distance: 444 mi
 
www.yukonriverquest.com
 
June 30 Mohawk Trail Downriver Canoe & Kayak Race (downriver)
3:00 PM Deerfield River
Zoar Picnic Area
 
Distance: 12 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
603-585-7167
 

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 7 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
585-733-4043
 
Tim Henning
315-926-5749
 
July 8 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 9 Lake Champlain Challenge Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Lake Champlain
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT
 
For all ages of boaters! Just watch, or join the fun. Bring your own non-motorized boat, kayak, or canoe to row or paddle in this three-mile race across the lake. LCMM gigs are available for teams of 4 or 6, first come, first served. Please contact Nick Patch for availability. Registration fee admits two to the museum.

Registration at 9:30am; Race starts at 11am. LCMM's Community Rowers will offer a free buffet lunch for all rowing participants.

Registration: No pre-registration required.
Fee: $25, includes museum admission and two tickets for guest spectators;
 
Nick Patch
802-475-2022 x113
http://www.lcmm.org/education/rowing.html
 
July 11 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distances: 10K, 4K
 
Stephanie Moore
413-626-3862
www.holyokerows.org
 

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.
 
www.tvilletriplecrown.com
 
July 14 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
518-875-6497
www.eleccityrace.org
 
July 15 Barge Chaser Canoe and Kayak Race (flatwater)
Sat Dec 30 1899 11:00:00 GMT-0500 (EST) 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
518-393-9201
 
July 18 16th 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
 
July 19 World Run-Paddle Biathlon Championship (flatwater)
4:00 PM Merrimack River
NHTI Boat Ramp, Concord, NH
 
Distances: 4K run, 4K paddle
 
This event combines the disciplines of running and paddling. One may compete solo (Iron) or with a teammate(s) (Tin). The race begins with a 4K run, followed by a 4K paddle and finishes with a 40 meter dash (portage) to the finish line. (You may use canoe, kayak or S.U.P. on water)

The run-paddle Biathlon is the brainchild of Tom Walton, who started and managed the event for The United States Canoe Association for many years.

 
Tom Walton
 
July 21, 22 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 21, 22 Misery Challenge (flatwater)
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
310-415-9921
www.miserychallenge.com
 
July 21, 22 Spike's Challenge (flatwater)
  AuSable River
Grayling, MI
 
John Lucey
www.miracing.com
 
July 22 Yukon 1000 (flatwater, downriver)
  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.
 
www.yukon1000.org
 
July 28 28th 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
 
July 28-29 AuSable River Canoe Marathon (flatwater)
  AuSable River
Grayling to Oscoda, MI
 
Distance: 120 mi
 
www.ausablecanoemarathon.org
 
July 29 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)
 
August (top)
   
August 1 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 4 New England Championships (flatwater)
10:00 AM Connecticut River
618 River Road, Westmoreland, NH
 
Distance: 12 mi
 
Tom & Kristen Warner
603-399-7249
 


August 6 Henseler Foundation Kayak and Paddleboard Race (flatwater)
8:30 AM Wickford Harbor, Wickford, RI
Intrepid Drive, North Kingstown, RI
 
Distances: 6 mi, 2.5 mi
 
The Henseler Foundation Kayak and Paddleboard race offers paddlers the opportunity to experience beautiful and historic Wickford, RI from the water. Divisions include single kayak, double kayak, SUP and prone with two race distances (2.5 mi and 6 mi) to accommodate recreational and elite paddlers.
 
Kim Norton-O'Brien
401-372-3702
www.henselerkayakrace.com
 
August 9-12 USCA Nationals (flatwater)
  Syracuse, NY
 
www.cnynationals.com
 
August 17 David Thompson Paddlesport Classic (flatwater)
9:00 AM Lake Revelstoke
Revelstoke, BC Canada
 
Distance: 125 km
 
The second 3-day 125 km (78 mile) from Mica Creek to Revelstoke, BC on Lake Revelstoke amid snow capped mountains and awesome scenery with 7 short portages. Many boat classes including canoes, kayaks, SUP's, etc.
 
Bill Pollock
250-814-7473
http://www.paddlerevelstoke.ca/
 
August 18 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
 
http://mbcc.org/breast-cancer-prevention/against-the-tide/
 
August 18 Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival (dragon boat)
  Connecticut River
Hartford, CT
 
dragonboat@riverfront.org
www.riverfront.org/events/dragon
 
August 18 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 24 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
 
August 26 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.

Location:
Aqua Riders of Holland
154 Mashapaug Rd
Holland, MA

Registration: 8:30-9:45
 
Bill Terbush
614-625--915
 

August 26 Nineveh Nine Canoe and Kayak Race (flatwater)
10:00 AM Susquehanna River
Nineveh, NY
 
Distances: 9 mi, 3 mi
 
Location: Enchanted Gardens, Nineveh, NY

This loop course is on the Susquehanna River with
mostly deep water and light current. The long course
has a short area of shallow water and river crossings.

Both courses are scenic and the short course is perfect for Novice paddlers

Limited Canoe and Kayak rentals will be available at www.canoerental.net

Chicken BBQ meals for purchase will be available
after the race.
 
Cathy Lipski
 
September (top)
   
September 2 Deb and Tom Walton's Canoe & Kayak Pursuit Race (flatwater)
10:00 AM Merrimack River
NHTI Boat Ramp, 31 College Drive, Concord, NH
 
This exciting pursuit race, also dubbed "The Don't Look Back Race", features the pursued and the pursuers, kind of like Fox and Hounds. Your head start is based on the NECKRA Handicaps. Separate Canoe and kayak classes.
 
Tom Walton
 
September 7-9 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 275 boats. Entry deadline is July 20.
 
Brian McDonnell
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
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
603-568-2783
www.contoocookcarry.org
 
September 9 9th 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
canoeber@yahoo.com
 
Francisco Urena
furena80@yahoo.com
www.greatstonedam.com
 


September 15 Deerfield Fall Canoe and Kayak Race (Class II downriver)
1:15 PM Deerfield River
below the Gap
 
Registration: noon at the picnic area below the Gap. This is also the race start.

Mandatory Safety Meeting at 1:00 PM

Start: 1:15 PM
 
Rosemary Longo-Nutt
860-531-9727
 

September 15, 16 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 16 42nd 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
www.joshbillings.com
 
September 16 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
 
September 17 Slocum Challenge Regatta
  Slocum River Estuary
Dartmouth, MA
 
Due to exciting new facilities plans and planned construction, the 11th Annual Slocum Challenge Regatta has been postponed. Stay tuned for details in 2017!
 
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
 
September 23 D.W. Field Triathlon (triathlon)
9:00 AM D. W. Field Park, Brockton, MA
 
dwftriathlon@gmail.com
508-942-1920
www.dwftriathlon.org
 
September 22 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
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
September 29 Rainbow Run Downriver Race (downriver)
1:00 PM Farmington River
Windsor, CT
 
Distance: 6.5
 
Short stretch of quickwater, 1/4 mile of Class I/II rapids, then 6 miles of quickwater. Good novice downriver course.
 
Eric Jones
860-756-6703
 


September 29-30 Toronto Outrigger Challenge (outrigger)
  Toronto, ON
 
info@torontooutriggerchallenge.com
416-303-1021
www.torontooutriggerchallenge.com
 
September 30 Esopus Slalom (slalom)
  Esopus Creek
Phoenicia, NY
 
Mike Cook
607-227-4998
http://nessrace.com/esopus-slalom/
 
September 30 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
www.senecamonster.com
 
September 30 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/
 
October (top)
   
October 6 Holyoke Rows Oktoberfest Race (flatwater)
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distance: 10K
 
Stephanie Moore
413-626-3862
www.holyokerows.org
 

October 13, 14 Farmington Slalom (Class II+ slalom)
  Farmington River
Otis, MA
 
Klaus Renner
603-546-7513
http://nessrace.com/farmington-slalom/
 
October 14 Silver Lake Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Silver Lake
Berlin, CT
 
Distance: 5 mi
 
Race is at the Sliver Lake boat launch in Berlin, CT. Registration starts at 9:30 AM.
 
Vicki Cummings
203-634-3893
 

October 13 3rd 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
201-968-0808
 
Linda Lensch
732-610-0699
https://www.facebook.com/HACKRace/
 
October 15 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 28 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
 
November (top)
   
November 4 The Great Potato Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
New Location!

Potato Race will be run from Holyoke Rows Community Boathouse, in Holyoke, MA. Registration from 9:30 - 10:45.
 
Bob Allen
413-568-8832
www.holyokerows.org
 
November 4 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 4 NECKRA Annual Banquet (banquet, awards)
after Potato Race Florence, MA
 
Dinner, points awards, quick annual meeting and raffle.

Location: TBD
 
Bob Allen
413-568-8832