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March (top)
   
March 25 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 2 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 9 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 9 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 15 64th 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 22 Ware River Icebreaker Race (downriver, flatwater)
  Rescheduled from 4/1
11:00 AM Ware River
Barre, MA
 
Distances: 5 mi Downriver, 7 mi Flatwater
 
Bill McDonald
978-249-8084
 

 


April 23 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 29 47th 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 30 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

 
rotc@crwa.org
508-698-6810
www.crwa.org/rotc/rotc.html
 

 

April 30 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
860-531-9727
 

 

May (top)
   
May 6-7 60th Hudson River White Water Derby (downriver, slalom)
  North River
North Creek, NY
 
Slalom races on Saturday, Downriver Points race on Sunday
 
www.whitewaterderby.com
 

 

May 13 Upper Ashuelot Canoe & Kayak Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Ashuelot River
Keene, NH
 
Distances: 9 mi, 19 mi
 
Tom Warner
603-399-7249
 

 

May 13 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 20 Mystic River Herring Run (flatwater)
  New Date
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 21 Quinnipiac Downriver Classic (downriver)
11:00 AM Quinnipiac River
Southington, CT
 
Dan Pelletier
860-347-6576
www.qrwa.org
 

 

June (top)
   
June 4 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
 
Larry Montague
www.winooskiriver.org
 

 

June 10 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 10 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
860-531-9727
 

 

June 11 Spring Fling at Glasgo Pond (flatwater)
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 17 11th 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 24 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)
 

 

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 9 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 12 Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge (flatwater)
6:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distances: 10K, 4K
 
Stephanie Moore
413-626-3862
www.holyokerows.org
 

 

July 23 Brattle Paddle Canoe, Kayak and SUP Race (flatwater)
10:00 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
 

August (top)
   
August 5 New England Championships (flatwater)
10:00 AM Connecticut River
618 River Road, Westmoreland, NH
 
Distance: 12 mi
 
Tom & Kristen Warner
603-399-7249
 

September (top)
   
September 3 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 10 8th 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 16 Deerfield Fall Canoe and Kayak Race (Class II downriver)
1:15 PM Deerfield River
below the Gap
 
Registration: noon at the picnic area below the Gap. This is also the race start.

Mandatory Safety Meeting at 1:00 PM

Start: 1:15 PM
 
Rosemary Longo-Nutt
860-531-9727
 

September 30 Rainbow Run Downriver Race (downriver)
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
860-756-6703
 

October (top)
   
October 1 Holyoke Rows Oktoberfest Race (flatwater)
1:30 PM Connecticut River
Holyoke, MA
 
Distance: 10K
 
Stephanie Moore
413-626-3862
www.holyokerows.org
 

October 7 Miller's River Challenge (flatwater)
10:00 AM 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
978-424-7543
www.millersriverchallenge.shutterfly.com
 

October 8 Pumpkin Classic Race (flatwater)
11:00 AM Farmington River
Simsbury, CT
 
Distances: 7 mi, 4 mi
 
Jim Miller
860-242-7294
 

October 14 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
203-634-3893