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March April May June July August September October November
March (top)
March 14 Pickle Race (flatwater)
  Hillsborough River
8000 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
Distances: 11 mi, 4.5 mi
Glennis Williams
March 28 Scantic Spring Splash (downriver)
  Postponed until May 2
11:30 AM Scantic River
Somersville to Hazardville, CT
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
Jeff Dynia

March 28 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
11:00 AM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
March 28 St. George River Race (downriver)
  St. George River
Searsmont, ME
Distance: 6 mi
Dale Cross
March 28 Craftsbury Mud and Ice Quadrathlon (quadrathlon)
  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
March 29 42nd Tenandeho River White Water Derby (downriver)
noon Tenandeho River
Mechanicsville, NY
Scott Stepenuck
April (top)
April 4 Ware River Icebreaker Race (downriver, flatwater)
11:00 AM Ware River
Barre, MA
Distances: 5 mi Downriver, 7 mi Flatwater
Bill McDonald

April 4 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic (flatwater)
  Cameron County, PA
Randy Bailey
April 4 Passagassawakeag Stream Race (downriver)
  Passagassawakeag Stream
Waldo, ME
Dale Cross
April 4 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
11:00 AM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April 5 Hockanum River Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Hockanum River
Vernon/Manchester CT to East Hartford, CT
Distance: 6 mi
Andy Mckenzie

April 11 52nd Annual River Rat Race (flatwater)
  Millers River
Athol to Orange, MA
Distance: 6 mi
April 12 River Rat Race Pro/Am (flatwater)
10:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
Distances: 12 mi, 15 mi

April 12 Punch Brook Slalom (slalom)
  Farmington River
Burlington, CT
Denise Dieli
April 12 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

April 12 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
1:00 PM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April 12 Soadabscook Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
Bangor YMCA
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.
April 12 Quinnipiac River Watershed Source to Sound Cleanup (cleanup)
9:30 AM Quinnipiac River
540 Oregon Rd, Meriden, CT
David James
April 13 Marsh Stream Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
  Marsh Stream
Bangor YMCA
April 18 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
April 18 49th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race (downriver)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Kenduskeag to Bangor, ME
Bangor Parks & Recreation
April 18 Westfield Whitewater Races - Novice (downriver)
  Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
Distance: 8 mi
Ed Smith

April 18 Westfield Wildwater Races - Expert (downriver)
  Westfield River
Knightville Dam, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April 19 Blackwater Slalom (slalom)
  Blackwater River
Webster, NH
Amy Hunt
April 25 16th Annual Charles River Cleanup (cleanup)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
April 25 45th Annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby (downriver)
8:00 AM Wappingers Creek
Pleasant Valley to Poughkeepsie, NY
Distance: 8 mi
April 26 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

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.
April 26 33nd 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

April 26, 27 Wild Water Derby (downriver)
  Canandaigua Outlet
Shortsville, NY
May (top)
May 2-3 54th Annual Canton Canoe Weekend (flatwater)
  Taylor Park, Canton, NY
May 2 Upper Ashuelot Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Keene, NH
Distances: 9 mi, 19 mi
Tom Warner

May 2 Scantic Spring Splash (downriver)
  Rescheduled from March 28
11:30 AM Scantic River
Somersville to Hazardville, CT
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
Jeff Dynia

May 3 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

May 3 Lower Ashuelot River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Winchester, NH
Distances: 11 mi, 7 mi
The race will start just downstream of the Coombs Covered Bridge, 971 Old Westport Rd., Winchester, NH and will finish at the Sims property, 77 Back Ashuelot Rd, off of route 10, in Winchester, NH.

New in 2015, there will be a hot meal available after the race. It's included in the entry fee of $15.

Race Day registration starts at 8:30 AM

Online registration is available. There will be a little something extra for you at race HQ if you register and pay online.

John Kazimierczyk

May 3 Kenduskeag Slalom Race (Class II Slalom)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Valley Av. and Exchange St., Bangor, ME
Clayton Cole
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
May 8 Aroostook River 60 Mile Canoe/Kayak Race (flatwater)
  Arrostook River
Ashland to Fort Fairfield, ME
Distances: 15 mi, 30 mi, 60 mi
May 9 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 9 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.
May 9 Naugatuck Valley River Race (Class I & II downriver)
  Naugatuck River
Waterbury, CT
Distance: 6 mi
Dave Faber
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
May 10 Fiddlehead Slalom (slalom)
  Winooski River
Montpelier, VT
Ray Ingram
May 17 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
Dan Pelletier

May 17 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

May 17 Round the Mountain Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Saranac Lake
Adirondacks, NY
Distance: 10.5 mi
May 17 Covered Bridge Slalom (slalom)
  Housatonic River
West Cornwall, CT
Jenifer Clarke
Bob Connolly
May 25, 26 10 Mile Clinic & Slalom (slalom, clinic)
  10 Mile River
Webatuck, NY
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
June (top)
June 5-7 Maine Canoe Symposium
  Bridgton, ME
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 Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond (flatwater)
  Will return in 2016
11:00 AM Glasgo Pond
Griswold, CT
Distances: 7.5 mi, 3.75 mi
Due to dam repairs, this race will not be held in 2015. Join us again in 2016.
Ray Thiel

June 7 Tariffville Slalom (slalom)
  Farmington River
Tarrifville, CT
Gary Glosclaude
June 13 9th Annual Nashua River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Nashua River
Groton, MA
Distances: 10 mi, 4 mi
Stephen Miller

June 13 Fife Dam to Shunpike Race (downriver)
1:00 PM Deerfield River
Fife Dam to Shunpike Canoe/Kayak Race
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

June 14 50th Annual Tiadaghton Elm Classic (flatwater)
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Wayne Township, PA
Distances: 5 mi, 2 mi
Amy Rankinen
June 14 Tupper Lake 9-Miler (flatwater)
11:00 AM Simon Pond, Raquette River
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
June 15, 16 36th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (dragon boat)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
June 15 15th Annual Saranac Flatwater Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Saranac River
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
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 31st Annual NE Canoe-Orienteering Championships (canoe orienteering)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Holderness, NH
Open to canoes and kayaks, all NECKRA classes.

Courses: Short, Medium, and Long

Fastest boat on the long course is the New England Champion

Register and start anytime between 10 AM and 12:30 PM

Rockywold~Deephaven Camps, Holderness, NH

  • Take I~93 to Exit 24 to Ashland, NH. Follow US Route 3 & 25 east (approx. 4.2 miles) to Holderness.
  • Turn Left on NH Route 113 just before the Holderness Bridge (Walter's Basin Restaurant).
  • Travel northeast on Route 113 for 5.0 miles to Pinehurst Road. "Rockywold Deephaven Camps“ sign is on the right.
  • Take a Right on Pinehurst Road and continue for 0.7 mile to the service entrance (Bacon Road)

Aims Coney

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
June 24-28 Yukon River Quest
  Yukon River
Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon
Distance: 444 mi
June 27 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 27 Shawnee C4 Pro Equalizer Race (flatwater)
9:30 AM Delaware River
Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
Distance: 10-12 mi
This will be a Pro Race, paying at least to 10 places. There will also be a "losers' $ drawing for teams not placing".
  • The most unique thing about this race is the format; i.e., there will be bonus factors for determining final prize money, based on age and gender of each paddler (bonus for women -20%, veterans-10%, and juniors-7-17, 25%).
  • Food, T-shirts, music, and other giveaways.
  • Day of race "sign-in" from 8:00-9:00.  Race start at 9:30.
  • Distance approx. 10-12 miles-Loop course.  Exact distance and course will be determined closer to the race date based on river condtions.  Looking at ~ 2 hrs.
  • Start/finish at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort at Shawnee-on-Delaware near Stroudsburg.

Charlie Bruno
June 27 Springfield Dragonboat Race (dragon boat)
  Connecticut River
Springfield, MA
Racing takes place at Springfield's Riverfront Park just south of the PVRC Boathouse. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race. Each team races three times on race day. Registration will be done in advance through our website.
June 28 The Meltdown 2015 (flatwater)
10:00 AM Connecticut River
Northfield, MA
Distances: 8 mi, 5 mi
Riverview Picnic Area
99 Millers Falls Rd
Northfield, MA

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Awards and picnic after the race

Online entry form is now available. If you register and pay online by 6/12, there will a special little treat for you at the registration table on race day. You will also be required to fill out a liability waiver.
John Kazimierczyk

June 28 Winni Slalom (slalom)
  Winnipesaukee River
Northfield, NH
Amy Hunt
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 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
July (top)
July 4 4th of July Contoocook River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Contoocook River
Contoocook, NH
Distance: 5 mi
Priscilla & Terje Reinertsen

July 6, 7 Lake Placid International Regatta (flatwater sprint)
  Lake Placid
Lake Placid, NY
Terry Kent
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
July 12 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 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 15 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distances: 10K, 4K
Stephanie Moore

July 19 BluMouLA-BuFuRa (Blue Mountain Lake Association Buoy Funding Race) (flatwater)
11:00 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 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
July 22-26 2015 Whitewater Open Canoe National Championships (downriver)
  Penobscot River
Old Town - Orono - Eddington, ME
The American Canoe Association’s 2015 Open Canoe Downriver National Championships will be July 22-26, on the Penobscot River between Old Town and Eddington, Maine. The Penobscot Nation is hosting the event on this historically important and beautiful 9.5 mile section of river, returned to its free-flowing state following removal of the Great Works and Veazie Dams. The race course includes three Class II-III rapids, numerous rips and quick water.
Scott Phillips
July 25 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 25,26 AuSable River Canoe Marathon (flatwater)
  AuSable River
Grayling to Oscoda, MI
Distance: 120 mi
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
July 26, 27 Toronto Outrigger Challenge (outrigger)
  Toronto, ON
August (top)
August 1 Southside Tavern Sundowner (flatwater)
4:30 PM Kennebec River
Skowhegan, ME
Distance: 6 mi
John Alsop
August 1 New England Championships (flatwater)
10:00 AM Connecticut River
618 River Road, Westmoreland, NH
Distance: 12 mi
Tom & Kristen Warner

August 1 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
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
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
August 8 Connecticut River Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Connecticut River
Bissell Bridge Boat Launch, Windsor, CT
Distance: 9 mi
Ted Kenyon

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
August 11-16 USCA Nationals (flatwater, orienteering)
  Allegheny River
Warren, PA
All new courses and sprint venue for 2015!
August 16 Candlewood Lake Dragon Boat Race (dragon boat)
  Candlewood Lake
Lynn Deming Park, New Milford, CT
Mark Howarth
August 15, 16 Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival (dragon boat)
  Connecticut River
Hartford, CT
August 22, 23 Androscoggin Weekend (flatwater)
  Androscoggin River
Bethel, ME
Distances: sprints and short races on Saturday, marathon race on Sunday
Bethel Outdoor Adventure and Campground, U.S. RT. 2

Races for canoes, kayaks, and SUPs for all ages and abilities

Saturday - Sprints and shorter races up to 5 miles
Sunday - 25-50 mile marathon race, distance TBD

Camping available at the race site

Saturday evening barbecue and entertainment
207-824-4224, 800-533-3607
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
August 29 Bridge Race (flatwater)
10:00 AM Connecticut River
Springfield, MA
Distances: 12 mi, 5 mi
Jeff Teece

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.
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.
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
September ??? Dragon Slayer (Class IV downriver)
noon Deerfield Dryway
Monroe Bridge put-in
Exact race date will be announced when the water release has been scheduled.

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 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 12 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 13 6th 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 20 37th Annual Josh Billings RunagroundTriathlon (triathlon)
Patty Spector
September 20 Connecticut River Paddle Battle (flatwater)
10:30 AM Connecticut River
Herrick's Cove, Rockingham, VT
Distances: 7.5 mi, 2 mi

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.
September 27 D.W. Field Triathlon (triathlon)
9:00 AM D. W. Field Park, Brockton, MA
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
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
October (top)
October 3 Holyoke Rows Oktoberfest Race (flatwater)
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distance: 10K
Stephanie Moore

October 4 Great River Challenge (triathlon)
9:30 AM Connecticut River
Northfield Mountain Environmental Center
Northfield, MA
Distances: 5.5 mi paddle, 4 mi trail run, 7 mi mountain bike
The Great River Challenge is a sanctioned USAT (USA Triathlon) event in the non-traditional category, being a Paddle, Run and Bike event.  The first leg is a 5.5 mile flat water paddle (Canoe, Kayak or SUP) on the Connecticut River, follow by a 4 mile Trail Run and a 7 mile Mountain Bike.

Northfield Mountain Environmental Center
96 Main Street
Northfield, MA
David Thomas
October 4 Seneca Monster Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Seneca-Cayuga Canal
Waterloo, NY
Distances: 13 mi, 4 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.
Jeff Hogue
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
October 5 Esopus Slalom (slalom)
  Esopus Creek
Phoenicia, NY
Mike Cook
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
October 10 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

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
October 11 Pumpkin Classic Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Farmington River
Simsbury, CT
Distances: 7 mi, 4 mi
Jim Miller

October 17, 18 Farmington Slalom (Class II+ slalom)
  Farmington River
Otis, MA
Klaus Renner
October 17 Nayaug Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Connecticut River
Glastonbury, CT
Distances: 8 mi, 5 mi, 1 mi
Joe Damon

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
October 25 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
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
November (top)
November 1 The Great Potato Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Connecticut River
North Riverfront Park, Springfield, MA
Distance: 6 mi
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
Mark Wendolowski
November 1 NECKRA Annual Banquet (banquet, awards)
after Potato Race  
Dinner, points awards, quick annual meeting and raffle
Bob Allen