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Note: Dates listed in gray are 2019 dates.

March April May June July August September October November
March 28 Scantic Spring Splash (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:30 AM Scantic River
Somersville to Hazardville, CT
 
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
 
Jeff Dynia
860-986-3572
www.scanticspringsplash.org
 

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April 4 Ware River Icebreaker Race (downriver, flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Ware River
Barre, MA
 
Distances: 5 mi Downriver, 7 mi Flatwater
 
Doug and Faith Glover
978-630-1041
 


April 5 Hockanum River Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Hockanum River
Vernon/Manchester CT to East Hartford, CT
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Dave Anderson
203-592-7153
 

April 18 67th Annual Westfield Whitewater Races - Novice (downriver)
  Invitation Only
10:00 AM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
www.westfieldriverraces.com
 

April 25 50th Annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
8:00 AM Wappingers Creek
Pleasant Valley to Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Mark
845-391-7700
 
Bob
845-721-2605
www.aquaticexplorers.org
 

April 26 Sturbridge All American River Race (downriver)
  Postponed to fall (possibly)
11:00 AM Quinebaug River
Sturbridge, MA
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
This is a timed race of over six miles, starting one craft each minute. The first craft leaves Turners Field at 11:01AM and heads for the finish line at Westville Dam Recreational Area in Southbridge.
 
Dale Favreau
 
Randy Peppard
rpeppard@msn.com
www.angelfire.com/ma3/sturbridgelions/events.html
 

May 3 Otter Brook Canoe & Kayak Race (Class III downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Otter Brook
Branch Rd, Roxbury, NH
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
A 5 mile Class III race course from the base of the dam to the RT 12 bridge just south of Keene, NH. Otter Brook is a narrow twisty stream with lots of rocks to maneuver around. Helmets required for all classes.
 
Registration: 8:30-9:30
Safety Meeting: 9:40
 
Patrick Lizak
plizak13@yahoo.com
 
Lindsey Malchow
lmalchow2@gmail.com
 

May 9 Peavine Whitewater Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  White River
Stockbridge, VT
 
Register online: paddleguru.com
 
Note: The NECKRA race packet list this race as "The White River Whitewater Race".
 
Mike McDonnell
 

May 16 Boateater Challenge (downriver)
  Postponed at least to July (hoping for the best)
noon Farmington River
Burlington, CT
 
Distance: 5.5 mi
 
5.5 miles on the Farmington River. Several miles of quickwater and class II rapids, some flatwater, a ledgy descent containing the infamous BOATEATER rapid, and a sprint for the finish.
 
Eric Jones
860-844-0293
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boateater-Challenge/107532585985611
 

May 17 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
 
Dan Pelletier
860-347-6576
www.qrwa.org
 


June 7 Onion River Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
10:00 AM Winooski River
191 Power Plant Road, Waterbury, VT
 
Distance: 10 mi
 
The 3rd Annual Onion River Race has been scheduled for Sunday, June 5th, in Bolton, Vermont. Please join us on a ten mile race through a scenic cut in the Green Mountains!

A post-paddle lunch will be provided.

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

Proceeds from the race will support projects to improve public access and riparian land restoration in the watershed.
 
Friends of the Winooski River
802-882-8276
www.winooskiriver.org
 

June 27 Mohawk Trail Charlemont Downriver Canoe & Kayak Race (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
1:45 PM Deerfield River
Zoar Picnic Area
 
Distance: 9 mi
 
A beautiful downriver Class I & II race on the Deerfield River. Paddle nearly 12 miles starting at the Zoar Picnic Area and continuing to Rt. 2 near Crab Apple.
Registration: 1:00 PM
 
Charley Brackett
603-585-7167
 

August 9 Zoar Gap Plunge (downriver)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Deerfield River
Fife Brook Dam, Florida, MA
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Charley Brackett
603-303-1396
 

August 29 Lehigh Classic (downriver)
  Lehigh River
Lehigh, PA
 
Distance: 5.5 mi
 
Mark Zakutansky
551-427-0974
www.lehighclassic.com
 

September 20 Wild West River Stampede (downriver)
noon West River
Townshend Dam Recreation Area, Townshend, VT
 
Distance: 7 mi
 
Eric Jones
860-756-6703
 

September 26 Rainbow Run Downriver Race (downriver)
1:00 PM Farmington River
Windsor, CT
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Short stretch of quickwater, 1/4 mile of Class I/II rapids, then 6 miles of quickwater. Good novice downriver course.
 
Eric Jones
860-756-6703