2017 Complete Race Schedule

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Note: Dates listed in gray are 2016 dates.

March April May June July August September October November
March (top)
March 12 Pickle Race (flatwater)
  Hillsborough River
8000 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL
Distances: 11 mi, 4.5 mi
Glennis Williams

March 26 Scantic Spring Splash (downriver)
11:30 AM Scantic River
Somersville to Hazardville, CT
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
Jeff Dynia
Mike Dynia


March 26 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
12:00 PM Westfield River
MassDOT Yard, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
March 26 St. George River Race (downriver)
  St. George River
Searsmont, ME
Distance: 6 mi
Dale Cross
April (top)
April 2 Ware River Icebreaker Race (downriver, flatwater)
11:00 AM Ware River
Barre, MA
Distances: 5 mi Downriver, 7 mi Flatwater
Bill McDonald


April 2 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
12:00 PM Westfield River
MassDOT Yard, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April 2 Passagassawakeag Stream Race (downriver)
  Passagassawakeag Stream
Waldo, ME
Dale Cross
April 2 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic (flatwater)
  Cameron County, PA
Randy Bailey
April 3 Hockanum River Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Hockanum River
Vernon/Manchester CT to East Hartford, CT
Distance: 6 mi
Andy Mckenzie


April 3 43rd Tenandeho River White Water Derby (downriver)
noon Tenandeho River
Mechanicsville, NY
Scott Stepenuck
April 3 Punch Brook Slalom (slalom)
  Farmington River
Burlington, CT
Denise Dieli
April 9 53rd Annual River Rat Race (flatwater)
1:00 PM Millers River
Athol to Orange, MA
Distance: 6 mi

April 9 Soadabscook Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
Bangor YMCA
April 10 River Rat Race Pro/Am (flatwater)
10:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
Distances: 12 mi, 15 mi


April 10 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 10 Westfield Whitewater Novice Clinic (downriver clinic)
12:00 PM Westfield River
MassDOT Yard, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April 10 Marsh Stream Sprint and Downriver Race (downriver)
  Marsh Stream
Bangor YMCA
April 16 Quinnipiac River Watershed Source to Sound Cleanup (cleanup)
9:00 AM Quinnipiac River
540 Oregon Rd, Meriden, CT
David James
April 16 Squannacook River Canoe and Kayak Race
8:00 AM Squannacook River
Townsend, MA
It is a fun and competitive event on the Squannacook River which we promote as an obstacle course. Each year the challenge is a bit different depending on what has befallen the river over the winter.
Laura Harrington
April 16 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.
Jeff Shultis
April 16 50th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race (downriver)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Kenduskeag to Bangor, ME
Bangor Parks & Recreation
April 16 63rd Annual Westfield Whitewater Races - Novice (downriver)
  Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
Distance: 8 mi
Ed Smith


April 16 63rd Annual Westfield Wildwater Races - Expert (downriver)
  Westfield River
Knightville Dam, Huntington, MA
Ed Smith
April 23 46th Annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby (downriver)
8:00 AM Wappingers Creek
Pleasant Valley to Poughkeepsie, NY
Distance: 8 mi


April 23 Little d on the Monocacy (flatwater)
10:00 AM Monocacy River
Thurmont, 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
April 24 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 24 34th 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 24 Blackwater Slalom (slalom)
  Blackwater River
Webster, NH
Amy Hunt
April 30 Lower Ashuelot River Race (flatwater, downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
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 this year, in addition to this race being a NECKRA Flatwater points series race, it is also a Downriver points series race. The Downriver race is 7 miles and the Flatwater race is either 7 miles or 11 miles. No portages for either distance.

Once again, there will be a hot meal available after the race included in the entry fee.

Race Day registration starts at 8:30 AM
John Kazimierczyk

April 30 16th Annual Charles River Cleanup (cleanup)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
May (top)
May 1 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 1 Kenduskeag Slalom Race (Class II Slalom)
  Kenduskeag Stream
Valley Av. and Exchange St., Bangor, ME
Clayton Cole
May 7 Upper Ashuelot Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Keene, NH
Distances: 9 mi, 19 mi
Tom Warner


May 7 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 7-8 55th Annual Canton Canoe Weekend (flatwater)
  Taylor Park, Canton, NY
May 8 Fiddlehead Slalom (slalom)
  Winooski River
Montpelier, VT
Ray Ingram
May 14 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 14 Round the Mountain Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Saranac Lake
Adirondacks, NY
Distance: 10.5 mi
Start is at the Ampersand Bay Resort on Lower Saranac Lake
Brian McDonnell
May 15 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
Dan Pelletier


May 15 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 15 World Run-Paddle Biathlon Championship (flatwater)
10:00 AM Merrimack River
NHTI Boat Ramp, Concord, NH
Distances: 4K run, 4K paddle
All profit goes to NHTI X-C at NHTI-Concord’s Community College 

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 The United States Canoe Association Biathlon Championship in 1996. The final USCA Biathlon was held in Warren, Pa. in 2015

Safety Note: P.F.D. must be worn by paddlers 12 and under. “On-board” for all others. If you are uncertain about swimming skills, wear your jacket!

Race day registration opens at 8:00 AM
Tom Walton
May 15 Covered Bridge Slalom (slalom)
  Housatonic River
West Cornwall, CT
Jenifer Clarke
Jenifer Clarke
Bob Connolly
Bob Connolly
May 21 26th 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
May 25 General Clinton Dash for Cash (flatwater)
  Susquehanna River
Sidney, NY to Bainbridge, NY
Distance: 5 mi
May 27-30 General Clinton Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
  Susquehanna River
Cooperstown, NY to Bainbridge, NY
Distance: 70 mi
Full weekend with over 50 races in one or two person classes, for all ages including:
  • Generation Gap Relay
  • Race Relay
  • Scout Races
  • 1-man 18 mile sprint
  • Youth Races
  • 70 mile amateur endurance races
  • 70 mile pro endurance races

May 28 Dryway Kickoff Event (Class III & IV downriver)
12:00 PM Deerfield River
Monroe Bridge section of Deerfield River
Distance: 3.5 mi
Zoar Outdoor will be hosting a Dryway Kickoff Event for the start of the summer releases on the Monroe Bridge section of the Deerfield River. Free w.w. kayak demos to experienced paddlers start at 9:30 AM potluck dinner follows the race at Dunbar Brook Picnic Area at 4:00 PM
James Sullivan
June (top)
June 4 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

Roger Gocking
June 5 Onion River Race (downriver)
  New Date
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
Larry Montague


June 5 Tariffville Slalom (slalom)
  Farmington River
Tarrifville, CT
Gary Glosclaude
June 10-12 Maine Canoe Symposium
  Bridgton, ME
June 11 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 11 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


June 11, 12 Madrid Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
any Classes. Register, start & finish at Madrid
Community Park. Snack Bar & playground. T-shirts.
Entry Fee: $15 per individual, $30 pro paddlers, $5
high school, discounts for SLVP members and

Rough camping is available for the weekend.

Spaghetti dinner $5 per plate on Saturday following

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

Sunday June 14
6, 13 & 16 miles
Register: 8:00 evening
Start: 10:00
Amateur marathon (13 miles w/ 1 portage) Pro (16
miles w/ 1 portage). Rec. 6 miles
Bernie and Amy Moulton
June 11, 12 Newaygo Power Paddle (flatwater)
  Muskegon River
Newaygo, MI
Distance: various distances
C-1 (Fri.) Youth Races
Expert 1, Men C-2, Women C-2 (Sat.)
Mixed C-2, C-4 (Sun)
Gabriel Slominski
June 11, 12 37th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (dragon boat)
  Charles River
Boston, MA
June 18 The Meltdown (flatwater)
10:00 AM Connecticut River
Northfield, MA
Distances: 10 mi, 5 mi
Riverview Picnic Area
99 Millers Falls Rd
Northfield, MA

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Awards and picnic after the race

John Kazimierczyk


June 18 52nd Annual Tiadaghton Elm Classic (flatwater)
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Lock Haven, PA
Distance: 6 mi
Lock Haven, PA (Site of the 2014 USCA National Championships)
SUP, K1, K2, C1, C2 & C2 events
$2000 Cash Prizes, C1 Pro and C2 Pro
Jeff Rankinen
June 19 Keystone Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Susquehanna River
Lock Haven, PA
Distance: 11 mi
Jeff Rankinen
June 20 Loyalsock Flatwater Challenge (flatwater)
  Williamsport, PA
Jeff Rankinen
June 21 KR 255 (flatwater)
8:00 AM Kentucky River
Beattyville, KY
The KR255 is the endurance race of a lifetime. Competitors will start in Beattyville and finish, some of them anyway, in Carrollton. Numerous towns along the course offer opportunities to resupply and recharge during the race. The Kentucky River is incredibly scenic and also incredibly isolated in some stretches. The beauty and scenery rivals that of any river in North America, but if you’re trying to win this race you won’t have time to enjoy it.

Participants are allowed exactly 100 hours to complete the course. There are fourteen locks along the route that will be used as checkpoints where paddlers are required to check in and check out. Cutoff times will be associated with these checkpoints based on the 100 hour pace. Failure to achieve these checkpoint deadlines will result in disqualification.

The KR255 course is all on Class I water with a current of about .5 mph and no rapids. But don’t let those stats deceive you, paddlers will be required to portage the locks and dams and will likely encounter some in-river obstacles including river brush, buoys, and bridge pillars. Finishing this course in 100 hours will take everyone you’ve got!

Each team will be required to assemble a support team to serve as their point of contact on land. There will be a pre-race meeting for all racers and support team members prior to the race. This meeting will include all aspects of the race including the rules for on river and on land behavior, rules for support teams, risk management specifics and other items of importance.
Trent Ellsworth
June 25 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
June 25 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 25 Missisquoi River Paddle & Pedal Race (downriver)
9:00 AM Missisquoi River
Richford, VT
Distance: 6.5 mi
Paddle and pedal with friends and family in northern Vermont! The Missisquoi Paddle & Pedal Race celebrates recreation along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail between Richford and East Berkshire, VT.

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

Registration is $15.
Noah Pollock
June 25 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 26 10th Annual Nashua River Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Nashua River
Groton, MA
Distances: 10 mi, 4 mi
Stephen Miller


June 26 Winni Slalom (slalom)
  Winnipesaukee River
Northfield, NH
Amy Hunt
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
June 29-July 3 Yukon River Quest
  Yukon River
Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon
Distance: 444 mi
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 6-10 2016 Whitewater Open Canoe National Championships (downriver)
  Penobscot River
Old Town - Orono - Eddington, ME
The Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta will be July 6-10, 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, and the earlier start for this, the second year of the regatta, will increase the likelihood of higher water and faster times.
Scott Phillips
July 9 Armond Bassett Canoe and Kayak Race (flatwater)
9:30 AM Genesee River
Genesee Water Ways Center, Rochester, NY
Distances: 10 mi, 6 mi, 3 mi
Genesee Water Ways Center 149 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14611
6 Mile C-1 Pro Race with cash prizes Starts at 9:30
10 Mile Marathon Race, 3 Mile Fun Race
Registration: 8:30 am
First Start: 11:00
Entry Fee: $25.00 per person
Guide Boats, C4, all canoe and kayaks welcome!!! T-shirts to the 1st 100, Water and snacks provided, Awards, ***Food Available***
Kevin Berl
Tim Henning
July 9, 10 Toronto Outrigger Challenge (outrigger)
  Toronto, ON
July 10 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 10 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
July 11 1st Annual Raquette Lake Sprint Challenge (flatwater)
10:00 AM Raquette Lake
Raquette Lake, NY
Distance: 10 mi
A 10 mile course on Raquette Lake, NY in the heart of the Adirondacks.  The race is open to multiple classes of canoes and kayaks.
Fee: $25 per paddler. Or, pledge to raise a minimum of $50 per participant to go towards Northern Forest Explorers and your registration will be free!
Alan Bennett
July 13 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distances: 10K, 4K
Stephanie Moore


July 16 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 16 Electric City Canoe Regatta (flatwater)
10:00 AM Mohawk River
Rotterdam Junction, NY
Distances: 12 mi, 3 mi, 1 mi
12 mi. marathon, 3 mi. rec., 1 mi. fun race
All NYMCRA classes plus C1 Pro
Registration 8:30
First start 10:00
Ed Greiner
July 17 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
July 18 PACK State Championship (flatwater)
8:30 AM Allegheny River
Warren, PA
Jeff Rankinen
July 18 16th 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
July 19 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 22-24 NE Whitewater Triple Crown Championships (downriver, slalom, freestyle)
  Farmington River
Tarrifville & East Granby, CT
The Whitewater Triple Crown challenge the paddlers in a competition in the three major whitewater disciplines - wild water, slalom and freestyle.
July 23, 24 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
July 23, 24 Spike's Challenge (flatwater)
  AuSable River
Grayling, MI
John Lucey
July 24 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 30 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
July 30 Great River Race (flatwater)
9:00 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
July 30, 31 AuSable River Canoe Marathon (flatwater)
  AuSable River
Grayling to Oscoda, MI
Distance: 120 mi
August (top)
August 1 Southside Tavern Sundowner (flatwater)
4:30 PM Kennebec River
Skowhegan, ME
Distance: 6 mi
John Alsop
August 3 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 6 New England Championships (flatwater)
10:00 AM Connecticut River
618 River Road, Westmoreland, NH
Distance: 12 mi
Tom & Kristen Warner


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
August 11-14 USCA Nationals (flatwater)
  Connecticut River
Northfield, MA
NECKRA hosts the USCA Nationals in Northfield, MA
August 14 12th Annual West Grand Lake Races (flatwater)
9:15 AM West Grand Lake
West Grand Lake - Shaw Street Beach
Distances: 12 mi, 6 mi, 4 mi
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is excited to host the Eleventh Annual West Grand Lake Race!  All non-motorized water craft are welcome to participate in Recreational and Competitive distances of 4 miles, 6 miles, and 12 miles.  The  shorter kids race is family friendly and a big hit no matter how old the “kids”!   All paddlers receive a t-shirt and a cookout lunch after the race.

Registration for the West Grand Lake Race will begin at 9:15 am on race day.

Cost:  $25 for adults or $15 for ages 12 and under.
Colin Brown
August 15 Candlewood Lake Dragon Boat Race (dragon boat)
  Candlewood Lake
Lynn Deming Park, New Milford, CT
Mark Howarth
August 15 Great Bay Paddle Challenge (flatwater)
12:00 PM Oyster River and Great Bay
10 Old Piscataqua Rd, Durham, NH
Distance: 10 mi
The Great Bay Stewards announce the first Great Bay Estuary sprint race for canoes and kayaks of all classes. There will be an Open Touring and Solo Recreation class for novice paddlers.

The race of 10 miles starts at the Oyster River’s Jackson Landing in Durham, N.H., and goes into Little Bay, around Goat Island, continues to Adams Point, and then returns to the Oyster River and Jackson Landing.

A staggered class start will begin at noon.

This is a fundraiser for the Great Bay Stewards, and the entrance fee of $25/paddler will be waived if $50 or more can be raised for the benefit of the Stewards.
Alan Bennett
August 20 Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival (dragon boat)
  Connecticut River
Hartford, CT
August 20 Against the Tide (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
Cheryl Osimo
August 20, 21 Wells Bridge Canoe and Kayak Races (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Susquehanna River
Wells Bridge, NY
Distances: C1/K1 races on Saturday, C2/C4/K2 races on Sunday
Saturday August 23
C-1 Pro, C-1 Amateur, C-1 Stock, K-1
C-1 Pro purse $500
Registration begins at 1:00 pm
Race Start 3:00 pm

Sunday August 24
NYMCRA Pro Points Race
C-2 Pro purse $1000,
C-2 Amateur, C-2 Stock, K-2, C4
Registration begins at 9:00am
Race Start 11:00 am

Course description: Start at the bridge in Wells
Bridge. Rec class goes approx 3 miles upstream to
the Otego Fishing Access and return to start/finish.
C-1- start at bridge go upstream past Otego Fishing
Access to Highway bridge, buoy turn, return to the
finish. C-2- start at the bridge go directly upstream to
the bridge abutment in Otego, buoy turn, return to
finish. C-4 start at bridge, go upstream approx 1.5
miles, buoy turn, return to start, buoy turn, to
upstream approx. 5 miles to bridge abutment in
Otego, buoy turn, return to the finish.
Jeff Pederson
August 26 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
September (top)
September 9-11 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.
September 10 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 10 North Country Endurance Challenge (multisport)
6:00 AM First Connecticut Lake
Pittsburg, NH
65+ mile Multi-Sport Race through the top of New Hampshire
Kayak, bike, and trail run through the Connecticut Headwaters, three state parks, and over Dixville Notch for a chance to win one of three $750 cash prizes.
Bridget Freudenberger
September 11 7th 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 17 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 17 Slocum Challenge Regatta
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  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
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September 18 40th Annual Josh Billings RunagroundTriathlon (triathlon)
Patty Spector
September 24 Rainbow Run Downriver Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
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

September 24 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 25 Connecticut River Paddle Battle (flatwater)
10:30 AM Connecticut River
Herrick's Cove, Rockingham, VT
Distances: 7.5 mi, 2 mi


September 25 D.W. Field Triathlon (triathlon)
9:00 AM D. W. Field Park, Brockton, MA
October (top)
October 1 Holyoke Rows Oktoberfest Race (flatwater)
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distance: 10K
Stephanie Moore


October 2 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 2 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
October 2 Esopus Slalom (slalom)
  Esopus Creek
Phoenicia, NY
Mike Cook
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 8 Miller's River Challenge (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Millers River
Orange, MA
  • A Family Race on the Millers River
  • New this Year: Pro Races are the first race of the day followed by the Youth Races

Shelly St. Cyr

October 9 Pumpkin Classic Race (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Farmington River
Simsbury, CT
Distances: 7 mi, 4 mi
Jim Miller

October 15 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


October 15 1st Annual HACK Race (Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Race) (flatwater)
11:00 AM Hackensack River
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Distance: 9 mi
Competitive 9-mile loop from Wanda Canoe Club in Ridgefield Park to historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge, northern NJ. Marathon canoe, outrigger oc1, oc2, surfski, kayak...small craft only (no OC6, no SUP; C4 ok). Flatwater, brackish. Boat wash available after race. Prizes, refreshments.

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

For more info visit us on Facebook

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

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

Race is at Wanda Canoe Club, Waterfront Park, located behind Ridgefield Park Dept. of Public Works
Mary Knight
Linda Lensch
October 15, 16 Farmington Slalom (Class II+ slalom)
  Farmington River
Otis, MA
Klaus Renner
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
October 30 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
November (top)
November 6 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

November 6 Deerfield Valley Canoe and Kayak Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
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
Eric Jones
November 6 NECKRA Annual Banquet (banquet, awards)
after Potato Race Florence, MA
Dinner, points awards, quick annual meeting and raffle.

Location: American Legion Lodge 271, 162 Russell Street, Hadley, MA
Bob Allen