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Note: Dates listed in gray are 2019 dates.

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March 29 Quaboag Flats (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
noon Quaboag River
West Brookfield, MA
Distance: 7 mi
Start and finish at the junction of Rt 9 and Rt 67 in West Brookfield, MA.
Soup will be served!
Jerry Madore

April (top)
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

April 25 Upper Ashuelot Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Keene, NH
Distances: 13 mi, 5 mi
Pro course is ~13 miles (portage and upstream/downstream loops). Amateur/rec course is ~5 miles (no portage, upstream loop). Both courses start and finish at Ashuelot River Park.
Tim Garland
Michael Fairchild

April 26 38th Annual Run of the Charles (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
  Charles River
Dedham, MA to Allston, MA
Distances: 12 mi, 6 mi, 3 mi, 14 mi relay
The Run of the Charles draws an average of 1,400 racers and thousands of spectators each year.
Races include:
  • 14-Mile Corporate Relay
  • 14-Mile Non-Corporate Relay - government, women, mixed and open classes
  • 12-Mile Races
  • 6-Mile Races
  • 3-Mile Races
  • Paddleboard divisions


May 16 Mystic River Herring Run (flatwater)
  Virtual event September 19-26
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

June 6 Wild Goose Chase (flatwater)
  Postponed to possibly mid-July
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 31st Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Glasgo Pond
Griswold, CT
Distances: 7.5 mi, 3.75 mi
Two-lap race for canoes and kayaks. No portages. Free raffle for all entrants. Free cash raffle for all first-time participants.
Ray Thiel

June 13 14th Annual Nashua River Race (flatwater)
  Postponed until the fall (now cancelled)
11:00 AM Nashua River
Groton, MA
Distances: 10 mi, 4 mi
Stephen Miller

June 28 Brattle Paddle Canoe, Kayak and SUP Race (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
10:30 AM Connecticut River, West River
Brattleboro, VT
Distances: 9 mi, 3.5 mi
A fun race that will take you up and down the Connecticut and West Rivers.
  • Awards will be presented following the race.
  • A light lunch will be provided under the Party Tent for all registered participants.
Proceeds to benefit the West River Trail.
Sandy Harris

July (top)
July 4 Farmington River July 4th Race (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
10:00 AM Farmington River
Simsbury, CT
Distances: 8 mi, 4 mi
Mass start for all pro C2s for the first race at 10:00 AM. Pro paddlers compete in a C1 for the 1:00 PM race. Winners determined by combined C2 and C1 times for both paddlers. Pro kayak classes also offered - details to follow.
Ted Kenyon

July 8 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distances: 10K, 4K
Stephanie Moore

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

August (top)
August 1 29th Laurel Lake Association Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Laurel Lake
Sandy Beach at Laurel Lake, Fitzwilliam, NH
Distances: 7 mi, 2.5 mi, 1.5 mi
A variety of race distances and age-group races. Feature event is the Canoe Tug O' War.
Charley Brackett

August 2 New England Championships (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
10:30 AM Connecticut River
Brattleboro, VT
Distances: 12 mi, 5 mi
Sandy Harris

August 22 Millers River Challenge (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
Distance: 7 mi
Jerry Whaland

August 30 Hamilton Reservoir Paddle Skedaddle (flatwater)
10:00 AM Hamilton Reservoir Lake
Holland, MA
Distances: 7 mi, 3.5 mi
One or two laps of the reservoir North basin. Special Holland-themed awards. Complimentary post-race refreshments.

Aqua Riders of Holland
154 Mashapaug Rd
Holland, MA

Registration: 8:30-9:45
Bill Terbush

September 13 11th Annual Great Stone Dam Classic (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
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 19 Holyoke Rows Fall Festival Race (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
Distance: 10K
Stephanie Moore

October 11 Silver Lake John Messinger Memorial Race (flatwater)
  Race has been cancelled for this year
11:00 AM Silver Lake
Berlin, CT
Distance: 5 mi
Race is at the Silver Lake boat launch in Berlin, CT. Registration starts at 9:30 AM.
Vicki Cummings