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March (top)
     
March 3 Florida West Coast Canoe & Kayak Championships (flatwater)
  Clearwater, FL
 
www.clearwatercanoeclub.com
 
March 16 Pickle Race (flatwater)
  Hillsborough River
8000 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
 
Distances: 11 mi, 4.5 mi
 
Glennis Williams
727-455-9188
 

 
March 17 Salmon Slalom (slalom)
  Salmon River
Colchester, CT
 
Pete Cassebeer
413-210-2817
ness.whitewater-slalom.us/n-sal.htm
 
March 30 Scantic Spring Splash (downriver)
11:30 AM Scantic River
Somersville to Hazardville, CT
 
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
 
Jeff Dynia
860-745-9986
www.scanticspringsplash.org
 

 

March 30 St. George River Race (downriver)
  St. George River
Searsmont, ME
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Dale Cross
207-338-4598
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
March 30 Craftsbury Mud and Ice Quadrathlon (quadrathlon)
10:00 AM Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Craftsbury, VT
 
boating leg (4.5 miles) of a 4 leg event: x-c ski, run, boat (canoe or kayak), bike total of 30 miles.
 
John Brodhead
802-586-7767
https://www.skireg.com/Net/3502
 
March 30 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
1:00 PM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
http://www.westfieldriverraces.com/race.html#clinics
 
April (top)
     
April 6 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 6 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic (flatwater)
  Cameron County, PA
 
Randy Bailey
814-546-2011
www.canoeclassic.org
 
April 6 Passagassawakeag Stream Race (downriver)
  Passagassawakeag Stream
Waldo, ME
 
Dale Cross
207-338-4598
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
April 6 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
1:00 PM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
http://www.westfieldriverraces.com/race.html#clinics
 
April 7 Hockanum River Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Hockanum River
Vernon/Manchester CT to East Hartford, CT
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Andy Mckenzie
860-803-3700
 

 

April 7 40th Tenandeho River White Water Derby (downriver)
  Tenandeho River
Mechanicsville, NY
 
Scott Stepenuck
www.americancanoe.org/event/id/291808/Tenandeho-River-White-Water-Derby.htm
 
April 13 Soadabscook Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
   
Bangor YMCA
207-941-2808
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
April 13 50th Annual River Rat Race (flatwater)
  Millers River
Athol to Orange, MA
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
978-249-9038
www.riverratrace.com
 

 
April 13 Lower Millers River Rumble (Class III downriver)
after Rat Race Millers River
public take out 1 mile east of Millers Falls on Route 2
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
A 6 mile Class III race course on the “lower Millers” whitewater run. This course starts a mile west of Irving and runs through the “funnel” rapid (Optional Portage) finishing at the large public parking area off Route 2.
 
Jeff Belanger
413-552-5473
 

 

April 13 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
1:00 Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
http://www.westfieldriverraces.com/race.html#clinics
 
April 14 River Rat Race Pro/Am (flatwater)
10:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
 
Distances: 12 mi, 15 mi
 
978-249-9038
www.riverratrace.com
 

 

April 14 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 14 Marsh Stream Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
  Marsh Stream
 
Bangor YMCA
207-941-2808
www.mackro.org/races.htm
 
April 14 Rites of Spring Pentathlon (pentathlon)
  Whiteface Mountain
Wilmington, NY
 
This is a multi-sport race with a downriver leg. The other four legs are xc skiing, downhill skiing, running and biking.
 
Charlie Cowan
518-524-7003
www.ritesofspring.net
 
April 14 Shark Bite Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
  Honeymoon Island State Park
Dunedin, FL
 
clearwatercanoeclub.com/?page_id=3652
 
April 14 Quinnipiac River Watershed Source to Sound Cleanup (cleanup)
  Quinnipiac River
540 Oregon Rd, Meriden, CT
 
David James
203-237-2845
www.qrwa.org
 
April 20 Upper Susquehanna Pedalers & Paddlers (USPP) Spring Race (flatwater)
  Susquehanna River
Oneonta, NY
 
All classes start at Route 205 Bridge in Oneonta and finish at the Otego fishing access. Recreation classes, C-1W and any class with youth will finish when reaching the Otego access. All other classes proceed to Wells Bridge, turn a buoy and return to the Otego fishing access.
 
Jeff Shultis
607-988-7898
www.nymcra.org/files/usppentryform.doc
 

 
April 20 46th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race (downriver)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Kenduskeag to Bangor, ME
 
Bangor Parks & Recreation
207-992-4490
www.kenduskeagstreamcanoerace.com
 
April 20 14th Annual Charles River Cleanup (cleanup)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
 
rotc@crwa.org
508-698-6810
www.crwa.org
 
April 21 Blackwater Slalom (slalom)
  Blackwater River
Webster, NH
 
Amy Hunt
401-338-5669
ness.whitewater-slalom.us/n-blk.htm
 
April 20 Westfield Whitewater Races - Novice (downriver)
  Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
www.westfieldriverraces.com
 

 

April 20 Westfield Wildwater Races - Expert (downriver)
  Westfield River
Knightville Dam, Huntington, MA
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
www.westfieldriverraces.com
 

 
April 27 43rd Annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby (downriver)
8:00 AM Wappingers Creek
Pleasant Valley to Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Mike
914-548-5646
www.aquaticexplorers.org
 

 

April 28 31st 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

 
Meg
508-698-6810 x10
www.crwa.org/rotc/rotc.html
 

 

April 28 Sturbridge All American River Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinebaug River
Sturbridge, MA
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
This is a timed race of over six miles, starting one craft each minute. The first craft leaves Turners Field at 11:01AM and heads for the finish line at Westville Dam Recreational Area in Southbridge.
 
Dale Favreau
Randy Peppard
508-347-9636
www.angelfire.com/ma3/sturbridgelions/events.html
 

 

April 28, 29 Wild Water Derby (downriver)
  Canandaigua Outlet
Shortsville, NY
 
www.wildwaterderby.com
 
May (top)
     
May 1 Downeast Adventure Race (adventure race)
  Calais, ME
 
Distance: 21 mi
 
The Downeast Adventure Race is an entry level multi-sport event that consists of mountain biking, white water canoeing, sea kayaking, running, and team challenges. New for this year is a navigation component. Racers will need to navigate using map and compass during one or more sections of the race. This 21-mile race is designed for 1st time racers and experienced racers alike.
 
oac@wccc,me,edu
207-454-1060
www.downeastadventurerace.org
 
May 3-5 Canton Canoe Weekend (flatwater)
  Taylor Park, Canton, NY
 
www.slvpaddlers.org
 

 
May 4 Naugatuck Valley River Race (Class I & II downriver)
  Naugatuck River
Waterbury, CT
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Dave Faber
860-274-6213
www.4ctoutdoors.com
 
May 4 Upper Ashuelot Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Keene, NH
 
Distances: 9 mi, 19 mi
 
Tom Warner
603-399-7249
 

 

May 5 Lower Ashuelot River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Winchester, NH
 
Distances: 15 mi, 8 mi
 
John Kazimierczyk
603-239-4633
www.facebook.com/events/417385108334911/
 

 

May 5 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.
 
Rosemary Longo-Nutt
860-531-9727
 

 

May 4, 5 Kenduskeag Slalom Race (Class II Slalom)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Valley Av. and Exchange St., Bangor, ME
 
Clayton Cole
207-285-7356
ness.whitewater-slalom.us/n-ken.htm
 
May 5 East Hartford Hockanum Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
  Hockanum River
East Hartford, CT
 
The East Hartford Hockanum river race is a 6-mile course of winding, swift and flat water through the town. There is about 1-mile of flat, moving water on the Connecticut River. The race starts at Labor Field in East Hartford, CT at 11 p.m. Registration starts at 9 AM. There is $10 per paddler fee. Personal Floation Devices are required and a 18" line must be attached to the boat. There is 1 mandatory portage at Goodwin Lane around 3 dams. Start at Burnside & Walnut Streets.
 
Paula J. Saaf
860-558-0783
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hockanum-River/225358077150
 
May 8 Aroostook River 60 Mile Canoe/Kayak Race (flatwater)
  Arrostook River
Ashland to Fort Fairfield, ME
 
Distances: 15 mi, 30 mi, 60 mi
 
rmichaud36.tripod.com/id43.html
 
May 11 Boateater Challenge (downriver)
noon Farmington River
Burlington, CT
 
Distance: 5.5 mi
 
5.5 miles on the Farmington River. Several miles of quickwater and class II rapids, some flatwater, a ledgy descent containing the infamous BOATEATER rapid, and a sprint for the finish.
 
Eric Jones
860-844-0293
sites.google.com/site/boateater/
 

 

May 11 23rd Annual Ed Wessels Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
  Susquehanna River
Otego, NY to Sidney, NY
 
Otego Boat Launch - Not Oneonta, NY
Spaghetti dinner at the Elks Club following the race.
 
607-561-2642
www.sidneychamber.org/wessels
 

 
May 12 Fiddlehead Slalom (slalom)
  Winooski River
Montpelier, VT
 
Ray Ingram
802-578-8367
ness.whitewater-slalom.us/n-fid.htm
 
May 18 Middleboro Park Dept Canoe Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Nemasket River
Old Bridge Street, Lakeville, MA
 
Free burgers or hot dogs, chips and drink at end of race for registered participants. Trophies awarded to top 3 in each category
 
Fran Cass
508-946-2440
http://www.middlebororec.com/info/default.aspx
 

 

May 18 37th Annual Blackstone Canoe & Kayak Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Blackstone River
Uxbridge, MA
 
Distance: 12 mi
 
The race starts below Depot Street in Grafton and goes downriver to Uxbridge, with portages at Riverdale Mills and Rice City Pond, and then a portage into the Blackstone Canal in Uxbridge for the last leg of the race, up the canal to River Bend Farm. The race course includes flatwater, quickwater and some mild whitewater. The total distance is approximately 10 miles.
 
canoerace@thebrwa.org
www.thebrwa.org
 

May 18 Round the Mountain Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Saranac Lake
Adirondacks, NY
 
Distance: 10.5 mi
 
brian@macscanoe.com
518-891-2744
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
May 19 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
 
Dan Pelletier
860-347-6576
www.qrwa.org
 

 

May 19 Mystic River Herring Run (flatwater)
11:00 AM Mystic River
Somerville, MA
 
Distances: 12 mi, 9 mi, 3 mi
 
3, 9 and 12 mile paddling races on the Mystic River. Optional 5K road race prior to paddle
 
www.mysticriver.org
 

 

May 19 Covered Bridge Slalom (slalom)
  Housatonic River
West Cornwall, CT
 
Jenifer Clarke
Bob Connolly
860-672-6365
ness.whitewater-slalom.us/n-cbs.htm
 
May 25, 26 10 Mile Clinic & Slalom (slalom, clinic)
  10 Mile River
Webatuck, NY
 
clinic@whitewater-slalom.us
aca.whitewater-slalom.us/a-clinic.htm
 
May 24-27 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
 

 
June (top)
     
June 7-9 Maine Canoe Symposium
  Bridgton, ME
 
www.mainecanoesymposium.org
 
June 8, 9 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (dragon boat)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
 
www.bostondragonboat.org
 
June 9 Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond (flatwater)
11:00 AM Glasgo Pond
Griswold, CT
 
Distances: 7.5 mi, 3.75 mi
 
Ray Thiel
860-564-2443
 

 

June 16 Tupper Lake 9-Miler (flatwater)
11:00 AM Tupper Lake
 
Distance: 9 mi
 
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
June 22 7th 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 23 29th Annual NE Canoe-Orienteering Championships (canoe orienteering)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM within 25 miles of Auburn exit of Mass Pike
 
Aims Coney
978-562-2805
 

 

June 23 Lake Gardner Classic (flatwater)
  Lake Gardner
Amesbury, MA
 
Steve Nyman
978-388-2507
www.lgia.org
 
June 26-30 Yukon River Quest
  Yukon River
Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon
 
Distance: 444 mi
 
www.yukonriverquest.com
 
June 29 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.
 
Ray LePage
 

 

June 30 Dragon Slayer (Class IV downriver)
noon Deerfield Dryway
Monroe Bridge put-in
 
Class IV mass start downriver race from the Monroe Bridge put in to the bottom of Labyrinth Rapid on the Deerfield Dryway.The Deerfield Dryway is Class III and IV whitewater so be familiar and practice the course before the race. There will be some safety on the The Deerfield Dryway is Class III and IV whitewater so be familiar and practice the course before the race. There will be some safety on the course but all racers are responsible for their own safety and should be proficient in self rescue in difficult class IV rapids.
 
Mark Wendolowski
413-626-3862
www.lozercup.com
 

 

June 30 Wild Goose Chase (flatwater)
  Rescheduled from original date
11:00 AM Housatonic River
Lenox, MA
 
Distance: 9 mi
 
A technical, narrow, suck water, shallow water and somewhat deep water race out and back 9 miles on the Housatonic River.
 
Patty Spector
413-637-2597
 

 

July (top)
     
July 4 4th of July Contoocook River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Contoocook River
Contoocook, NH
 
Distance: 5 mi
 
Priscilla & Terje Reinertsen
603-746-6491
 

 

July 6, 7 Lake Placid International Regatta (flatwater sprint)
  Lake Placid
Lake Placid, NY
 
Terry Kent
518-523-1842
www.lakeplacidinternational.com
 
July 11 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
  Rescheduled from original date
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distances: 10K, 4K
 
Mark Wendolowski
413-626-3862
www.holyokerows.org
 

 

July 14 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 14 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.
 
Mark Wendolowski
413-626-3862
www.lozercup.com
 

 

July 20 Lake Gardner Canoe Orienteering (canoe orienteering)
10:00 AM - noon Lake Gardner
High Street, Amesbury, MA
 
Three great courses: All paddlers welcome!
  • Short Course for those new to orienteering and canoe/kayak racing, plus a medium course
  • Long Course for more experienced canoe/kayak orienteers and marathon paddlers
  • No map and compass experience necessary
  • Free Canoe-O clinic at 9:00am sharp

 
Shawn Burke
www.lgia.org/events
 

 

July 20 Electric City Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
10:00 AM Mohawk River
Schenectedy, NY
 
Distances: 12 mi, 3 mi, 1 mi
 
Schenectady County Community College
Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY
12 mi. marathon, 3 mi. rec., 1 mi. fun race
All NYMCRA classes plus C1 Pro
Registration 8:30
First start 10:00
 
Ed Greiner
518-875-6497
www.eleccityrace.org
 
July 20 Great River Race (flatwater)
10:30 AM North River
Norwell Canoe Launch, Bridge Street, Norwell, MA
 
Distance: 6.5 mi
 
All skill levels, from novice to racer, are invited to take part in the race. Non-motorized vessels including canoes, kayaks, and rowboats participate in the race piloted by people of all ages. (Participants 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.)
 
Paula Christy
781-659-8168
www.nsrwa.org
 
July 21 Merrimack River Trail Triathlon (triathlon)
10:00 AM Merrimack River
Concord, NH
 
Distances: 4K bike (off road), 3K run, paddle
 
Please help support our vision of having a run/bike trail along the Merrimack River right here in Concord. This is a fun, low-key bike, run, paddle triathlon. Bike and run on dirt and single track. Paddle on Merrimack just down from arena. Modest distances. Great for all ages!
 
Behind Buffalo Wild Wings
6 Loudon Road
Concord, NH
 
Tom Walton
603-223-1537
http://www.mrgt.org/events.html
 
July 21, 22 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.
 
Andy
www.tvilletriplecrown.com
 
July 23-28 AuSable River Canoe Marathon (flatwater)
  AuSable River
Grayling to Oscoda, MI
 
Distance: 120 mi
 
www.ausablecanoemarathon.org
 
July 28, 29 Toronto Outrigger Challenge (outrigger)
  Toronto, ON
 
info@torontooutriggerchallenge.com
416-303-1021
www.torontooutriggerchallenge.com
 
August (top)
     
August 1 Southside Tavern Sundowner (flatwater)
4:30 PM Kennebec River
Skowhegan, ME
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
John Alsop
207-474-4650
 
August 3 New England Championships (flatwater)
10:00 AM Connecticut River
618 River Road, Westmoreland, NH
 
Distance: 12 mi
 
Peter & Tricia Heed
603-933-7276
 

 

August 3 Laurel Lake Association Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Laurel Lake
Sandy Beach at Laurel Lake, Fitzwilliam, NH
 
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
 
A variety of race distances and age-group races. Feature event is the Canoe Tug O' War.
 
Charley Brackett
603-585-7167
www.laurellakeassn.com
 
August 4 West Grand Lake Race (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.
 
Mark Berry
207-796-2100
www.downeastlakes.org/events/west-grand-lake-race
 
August 6-11 USCA Nationals (flatwater, orienteering)
  Muskegon River
Newaygo, MI
 
Gabriel Slominski
www.newaygonationals.org
 
August 7 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 10 Zoar Gap Plunge (downriver)
noon Deerfield River
Fife Brook Dam
 
Course runs from the base of Fife Brook dam through Zoar Gap to the Mohawk Park Campground
 
Mark Wendolowski
413-626-3862
 

 

August 17 Connecticut River Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Connecticut River
Bissell Bridge Boat Launch, Windsor, CT
 
Distance: 9 mi
 
Ted Kenyon
860-439-0332
 

 

August 17 Candlewood Lake Dragon Boat Race (dragon boat)
  Candlewood Lake
Lynn Deming Park, New Milford, CT
 
Mark Howarth
candlewoodlakedragonboatrace.shutterfly.com
 
August 17-18 Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival (dragon boat)
  Connecticut River
Hartford, CT
 
dragonboat@riverfront.org
www.riverfront.org/events/dragon
 
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. $10. All craft including SUPs.
 
Gary Miller
413-717-1401
 
September (top)
     
September 2-8 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships (wildwater, freestyle)
  Nantahala River
Bryson City, NC
 
Come join some of the Nations best Wildwater Athletes and cheer on the Worlds Best Freestyle Athletes this fall on the Nantahalla.
Wildwater Nationals are open to Decked Kayaks and Canoes and will finish all the races in front of the main grandstands. Wildwater Sprint and Classic Thursday and Friday, Freestyle Saturday and Sunday.
 
http://www.noc.com/noccom/festivals-a-events/2013-worlds/
 
September 6-8 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 25.
 
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
September 7 The Contoocook Carry (triathlon)
1:30 PM Contoocook River
Contoocook, NH
 
2 mile run, 5 mile paddle with a portage and a 14 mile bike ride. Families and costumes welcome. All proceeds go to provide fuel assistance for those in need during our NH winter.
 
Mary Congoran
603-568-2783
www.contoocookcarry.org
 
September 7 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
lighthousetolighthouserace.com/l2l
 
September 8 4th Annual Great Stone Dam Classic (flatwater)
11:00 AM Merrimack River
Abe Bashara Boathouse, Lawrence, MA
 
Distances: 8.6 mi, 3.5 mi, 1K youth
 
Three great races: All boat classes and paddlers welcome!!
  • 8.6-mile, two-loop Racing course!
  • 3.5-mile Recreational course!
  • 1k Youth and Jr./Sr. races after the 8.6- and 3.5-mile races

 
Shawn Burke
Francisco Urena
www.greatstonedam.com
 

 

September 15 36th Annual Josh Billings RunagroundTriathlon (triathlon)
   
Patty Spector
www.joshbillings.com
 

 
September 22 Connecticut River Paddle Battle (flatwater)
10:30 AM Connecticut River
Herrick's Cove, Rockingham, VT
 
Distances: 7.5 mi, 2 mi
 
www.ctrpaddlebattle.com
 

 

September 22 D.W. Field Triathlon (triathlon)
9:00 AM D. W. Field Park, Brockton, MA
 
dwftriathlon@gmail.com
508-942-1920
www.dwftriathlon.org
 

 
September 21 Long Lake Long Boat Regatta (flatwater)
11:00 AM Long Lake
Adirondacks, NY
 
Distances: 15 mi, 10 mi
 
This race features the North American War Canoe Championships, a 15-mile race on Long Lake. Other events include the 10- mile Adirondack Kayak Championships, a 15 - Mile C-4 marathon, and 10- mile canoe, guideboat and “Anything goes” races for youth and adults. All races begin and end at the beach across from the Adirondack Hotel.
 
www.macscanoe.com/race-schedule.html
 
September 28 3rd Annual White River DisasTour (triathlon)
  Rochester, VT
 
  • 5-mile trail run
  • 6-mile paddle (canoe, kayak or SUP) on the White River
  • 10-mile bike on pavement, dirt road and single track.

 
Sean Linskey
802-793-0189
www.vtdisastourtriathlon.com
 
October (top)
     
October 5 Holyoke Rows Oktoberfest Race (flatwater)
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distance: 10K
 
Mark Wendolowski
413-626-3862
 

 

October 6 Vermont MoMac (flatwater)
  Lamoille River
Jeffersonville, VT
 
Distances: 10 mi, 5 mi
 
Two events in one; a 5-mile recreational paddle and the Vt. Pro Boat Challenge, which is a minimum 10-mile race.
 
This is a fundraiser to help cancer in memory of Mona Roberts and MacKenzie Pratt. Come paddle in Vermont during the beautiful Fall Foliage Season while exercising and raising money for a good cause.
 
Ray Ingram
Ken "Bert" Roberts
www.momacpaddleathon.org
 

October 6 Nayaug Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Connecticut River
Glastonbury, CT
 
Distances: 8 mi, 5 mi, 2 mi
 
Dave Ahlgren
860-633-5665
www.nayaugcanoerace.org
 

 

October 6 Esopus Slalom (slalom)
  Esopus Creek
Phoenicia, NY
 
Mike Cook
607-227-4998
ness.whitewater-slalom.us/n-eso.htm
 
October 6 Slocum Challenge Regatta
  Slocum River Estuary
Dartmouth, MA
 
Races will start (promptly at 9:30 a.m.) and finish near the mouth of the Slocum River, nearby the Lloyd Center’s waterfront facility, traversing a two-mile closed-loop buoyed course on the tidal waters of one of New England’s most beautiful estuaries.
 
D'Arcy MacMahon
508-990-0505 x12
lloydcenter.org/lloyd-center-regatta
 
October 12 Miller's River Challenge (flatwater)
  Millers River
Orange, MA
 
  • A Family Race on the Millers River
  • Pro Races run after Youth Races

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

 

October 13 Pumpkin Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Farmington River
Simsbury, CT
 
Distances: 7 mi, 4 mi
 
Jim Miller
860-242-7294
 

 

October 19 Tully Lake Triathlon (triathlon)
  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 19, 20 Farmington Slalom (Class II+ slalom)
  Farmington River
Otis, MA
 
Klaus Renner
603-546-7513
ness.whitewater-slalom.us/n-far.htm
 
October 26 Merrifest (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
noon, 1:00 PM Merrimack River
DCR's Sampas Pavilion, 500 Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell, MA
 
Distances: 3.7 mi, 2 mi
 
Adult race is a 3.7 mile recreational kayak and canoe race along the Merrimack River in Lowell, MA. Youth race is a 2 mile recreational kayak and canoe race.
 
Youth race starts at noon. Adult race starts at 1:00 PM.
 
A few kayaks are available for rental from Plum Island Kayak.
 
Caroly Shumway
978-655-4742
http://www.merrimack.org/merrimack-canoekayak-races/
 
November (top)
     
November 3 The Great Potato Race (flatwater)
  New Location, New Time
11:00 AM Connecticut River
North Riverfront Park, Springfield, MA
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Bob Allen
413-568-8832
 

 
November 3 Deerfield Valley Canoe and Kayak Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Deerfield River
Deerfield, MA
 
Distance: 6.5
 
Registration: 10:00 - 11:00
Parking area at the corner of Stillwater and Upper Rd, Deerfield, MA
 
Mass Start: 11:30 AM
 
Course: 6.5 Mile class I mass start downriver race from the parking area to the rt 5 underpass on the Deerfield River, this section is flatwater, quickwater with some class I whitewater and meanders through the rural farmland of historic Deerfield. Take out on river right just past the Rt 5 overpass. Park under the railroad bridge on River Rd.
 
Classes: Canoe and Kayak
 
Mark Wendolowski
413-626-3862
 

 
November 3 NECKRA Annual Banquet (banquet, awards)
after Potato Race  
Dinner, points awards, quick annual meeting and raffle
 
Bob Allen
413-568-8832
 
November 24 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