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March April May June July August September October November
March (top)
   
March 30 Scantic Spring Splash (downriver)
11:30 AM Scantic River
Somersville to Hazardville, CT
 
Distances: 5 mi, 2.5 mi
 
Brian Beaupre
860-336-7316
www.scanticspringsplash.org
 

 

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 7 Hockanum River Race (downriver)
11:00 AM Hockanum River
Vernon/Manchester CT to East Hartford, CT
 
Distance: 6 mi
 
Dave Anderson
203-592-7153
 

 

April 14 River Rat Race Pro/Am (flatwater)
10:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
 
Distances: 12 mi, 15 mi
 
Dennis Carey
508-494-6811
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 20 66th Annual Westfield Whitewater Races - Novice (downriver)
10:00 AM Westfield River
State DPW Yard, Huntington, MA
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Ed Smith
413-636-2397
www.westfieldriverraces.com
 

April 27 Upper Ashuelot Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
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
603-762-3996
 
Michael Fairchild
802-254-7733
 

 

April 27 49th Annual Wappingers Creek Water Derby (downriver)
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 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
rpeppard@msn.com
www.angelfire.com/ma3/sturbridgelions/events.html
 

 

April 28 37th Annual Run of the Charles (flatwater)
  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

 
rotc@crwa.org
508-698-6810
www.crwa.org/run-of-the-charles
 

 

May (top)
   
May 5 Otter Brook Canoe & Kayak Race (Class III downriver)
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 18 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
 
www.mysticriver.org
 

 

May 18 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
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boateater-Challenge/107532585985611
 

 

May 19 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
 
Dan Pelletier
860-347-6576
www.qrwa.org
 

 

June (top)
   
June 2 Onion River Race (downriver)
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
 
Friends of the Winooski River
802-882-8276
www.winooskiriver.org
 

 

June 8 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
413-637-2597
 

 


June 9 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
860-564-2443
 

June 15 13th 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 29 Mohawk Trail Charlemont Downriver Canoe & Kayak Race (downriver)
3:00 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
 

June 30 Brattle Paddle Canoe, Kayak and SUP Race (flatwater)
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
603-363-4868
 

July (top)
   
July 10 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distances: 10K, 4K
 
Stephanie Moore
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 27 29th Laurel Lake Association Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
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
603-585-7167
www.laurellakeassn.com
 

August (top)
   
August 4 New England Championships (flatwater)
10:30 AM Connecticut River
Herricks Cove, Bellows Falls, VT
 
Distances: 12 mi, 5 mi
 
Sandy Harris
603-363-4868
 
Ed Dinnany
802-762-2409
 


August 11 Zoar Gap Plunge (downriver)
  Deerfield River
Fife Brook Dam, Florida, MA
 
Distance: 8 mi
 
Charley Brackett
603-303-1396
 

August 24 Lehigh Classic (downriver)
  Lehigh River
Lehigh, PA
 
Distance: 5.5 mi
 
Mark Zakutansky
551-427-0974
www.lehighclassic.com
 

August 25 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.

Location:
Aqua Riders of Holland
154 Mashapaug Rd
Holland, MA

Registration: 8:30-9:45
 
Bill Terbush
614-625--915
 


September (top)
   
September 8 10th 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
canoeber@yahoo.com
 
Francisco Urena
furena80@yahoo.com
www.greatstonedam.com
 

September 21 Holyoke Rows Fall Festival Race (flatwater)
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distance: 10K
 
Stephanie Moore
413-626-3862
www.holyokerows.org
 

September 22 Wild West River Stampede (downriver)
noon West River
Townshend Dam Recreation Area, Townshend, VT
 
Distance: 7 mi
 
Eric Jones
860-756-6703
 

September 28 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
 


October (top)
   
October 5 Millers River Challenge (flatwater)
11:00 AM Millers River
Orange, MA
 
Distance: 7 mi
 
Jerry Whaland
978-602-4622
 

October 13 Silver Lake John Messinger Memorial 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
203-634-3893