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The Legends of Wells Bridge Race

Description: This year's race dedicated to Bob Zaveral! Make sure to race to get the shirt and start collecting them! All classes start at Wells Bridge (Zaveral’s factory), go upstream approximately 4.5 miles (to Pac Man’s house) and then back down to Wells Bridge.

Start Location: ZRE Parking lot, Wells Bridge, NY

End Location:  ZRE Parking lot, Wells Bridge, NY

Distance: 9 mi

Entry Fee:  Contact-less Race day registration, please bring accurate change $30 for amateur Classes, $40 for pro classes

Website: NA

Race Director: Bob Wisse 607-432-0045 R.J.wisse7@gmail.com

Little River Ramble

Register Online

Description: 

Start Location: Little River Boat Launch at the Park Street (CR 27) Bridge Canton NY

End Location:  Same as start

Distance: 2 and 6 miles

Entry Fee: Adults $25 - SLVP adult member $20 - School Age students $5 Wounded Warrior - Free

Website:  www.slvpaddlers.org

Race Director: Gene Newman gnewmanboats@gmail.com

Middleburgh Sloughter Canoe/Kayak Regatta  CANCELLED

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Description: This race is slightly over 5 miles through the scenic Schoharie Valley.  Free T-shirts are given to early registrants.

Start Location: Fultonham Park-nRide

End Location:  Timothy Murphy Park, Middleburgh, NY

Distance: 5+ miles

Entry Fee: 

Website: middleburghrotaryny.org

Race Director: Joan Wissert 585-610-6769 middleburghcanoerace2019@gmail.com

Wappingers Creek Water Derby

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Description: Race starts at Cady Recreation Park in Pleasant Valley, NY and ends at Greenvale Park in the Town of Poughkeepsie. No pro-boats allowed, but amateur cruisers OK in CC class

Start Location: Cady Recreation Park, Pleasant Valley, NY

End Location: Greenvale Park, Poughkeepsie, NY

Distance: 8 mi

Entry Fee: $5-20

Website: http://aquaticexplorers.org/Pages/Canoe%20Race.html

Race Director: Mark 845-391-7700 or Bob 845-721-2605

NNYP Weekly Time Trials

Description: Mohawk River at Rexford, NY

Start Location: Aqueduct Boat Dock

End Location:  Same as start

Distance: 3.65 mi

Entry Fee: none

Website: 

Race Director: Alec Davis 518-321-6820

Canton Canoe Weekend

Description:

Canton Canoe Weekend is one of the premier canoe race weekends in New York State! There are top-level competitions in solo and tandem racing canoes and kayaks. For 2021 we have shortened the pro and amateur race courses to 8 and 6 miles, respectively. The pro and amateur C-1/K-1 and C-2/K-2 races will be held on Saturday, May 1st. The C-1/K-1 race will be held on the Grasse and Little Rivers in the morning. The C-2/K-2 race will be held on the Grasse River in the afternoon. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers in the Pro race categories.

 

The Rushton Recreational Races of 1, 3, 5 and 8 miles will be held on Sunday, May 2nd on the Grasse River. These races are appropriate for all recreational paddlers.


We will not be holding the Joe Randi Rushton Relay Race this year because we cannot ensure adequate social distancing for the participants.

Start Location: Taylor Park, Canton, NY

End Location:  same as start

Distance: 1,3,5,8mi

Entry Fee: varies

Website: www.cantoncanoeweekend.org

Race Director: Gene Newman 

Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race

Description: This event attracts solo, tandem and C-4 canoes, solo rec, touring and unlimited kayakers, guideboats and Voyageur canoes. The course is a scenic paddling adventure from Ampersand Bay on Lower Saranac Lake to the mouth of the Saranac River across from Bluff Island, down the Saranac River over 1 short carry around the Lower Locks, through Oseetah Lake to the Finish on Lake Flower into the paddler friendly village of Saranac Lake.

Start Location: Ampersand Bay Resort on Lower Saranac Lake.

End Location:  Lake Flower, Saranac Lake

Distance: 10.5 mi

Entry Fee: $30 Northern Forest Canoe Trail Members receive 15% discount

Website: ‘Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race - Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Race Director: Jordanna Mallach racedirector@northernforestcanoetrial.org

Ed Wessels Canoe Regatta

Description: Registration opens at 9am, races start at 10am.

Start Location: Wells Bridge river access, Wells Bridge, NY, located behind ZRE Zaveral Racing Equipment.

End Location:  Same as start

Distance: 18,14 mi

Entry Fee: 35 pro, 25 amature

Website: n/a

Race Director: Ed Curley 607-433-0333 edward.curley@wellsfargoadvisors.com

SLVP 3rd Wednesday Duathlon Series

Description: Held on the third Wednesday of May, June, July and August on the Little River in Canton, NY adjacent to the campus of St. Lawrence University. The duathlon consists of a 1.25 mile run, a 1.25 mile paddle and is completed by another 1.25 mile run. The start and finish line is located near the Little River Boat Launch at the Park Street (CR 27) Bridge. Teams consisting of paddlers and runners, or solo participants are welcome. Race registration is free and opens at 5:30 p.m. The duathlons begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Start Location: Little River Boat Launch, Canton, NY

End Location:  Same as start

Distance: 1.25mi paddle, 1.25mi run

Entry Fee: 

Website: https://www.slvpaddlers.org/duathlon

Race Director: 

General Clinton Canoe Regatta

Race Event VIRTUAL

 

This year’s 70-mile race will be a virtual one.
We have exhausted all other options. In the best interest of public safety and Covid restrictions set forth by NY state, this year’s race will be a virtual one.

Here is how it will work: You will have anytime from Friday morning, May 28 till Monday evening, May 31 to continuously complete the 70-mile course. You must start in Otsego Lake and finish in Bainbridge. You will have to provide your own GPS tracker. You will need to present to race committee your GPS proof of finish and adherence to course. Once you present your GPS proof you will be mailed a finishers T shirt and get an official 70-mile finish. Entry fee will be $30 per person which covers insurance and t-shirt. There will be no awards, no winners, no times, just a finish. Entries will open for Virtual 70 May 1. You must pre-register to get credit for an official finish.

We will also be still having the Generation Gap races. They will be pre-race entry only. There will be no entry day of race this year to reduce the congregation of crowds. More details will follow concerning this.

We also will be having the scout races in a limited attendance. More details to follow.

There will be no activities at General Clinton Park this year due to the NYS Covid restrictions.

We look forward to an amazing race in 2022.

 

Start Location: Brookwood Point, Otsego, NY

End Location:  General Clinton Park, Bainbridge, NY

Distance: 5mi - 70 mi

Entry Fee: Varies

Website: www.canoeregatta.org

Race Director: mail@canoeregatta.org

Feeder Canal Canoe and Kayak Race

POSTPONED. SEE http://feedercanal.org/ for more information

 

Description: The race begins at the Feeder Dam, end of Richardson St. in Queensbury, NY and finishes at the Martindale Boat Basin in Hudson Falls for a total of just about 5 miles.  It is a paddle in the Glens Falls Feeder Canal so it is flat water with just a little current going with the paddlers.  End of race prizes, awards, and picnic for participants and visitors.

Pre-register by mail or on line http://feedercanal.org/ or register on the day of the race no later than 9am.

Start Location: Richardson St. Queensbury, NY

End Location: Martindale Boat Basin, Hudson Falls, NY

Distance: 5mi

Entry Fee: Donation of $20 Single/$25 Tandem

Website: http://feedercanal.org/ 

Race Director: Jeanne Williams jwilliams@feedercanal.org 518-225-1310

The Wild Goose Chase

Description: A 9 mile and 5 mile (recreational) race on the Housatonic River in Lenox, Ma. for canoes, kayaks and SUPs.  The race is out and back and has everything a good racing river should have-lots of turns, narrow sections, shallow and deep water.  Lots of categories and prizes and lunch for everyone following the race!

Start Location: Decker Boat Launch on New Lenox Rd, Lenox, MA

End Location:  Same as start

Distance: 9mi, 5mi

Entry Fee: $15 includes przes and lunch

Website: NA

Race Director: Patty - patty@joshbillings.com 

Madrid Canoe Regatta

Madrid Canoe Regatta - Pre-registration required, see Race Website.- 

2021 Dates: Saturday & Sunday. June 12th & 13th

Race Descriptions

  • Madrid Mile is a one mile C-1 Pro sprint race.

  • C-1 Pro course is 9 miles including a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam.

  • Saturday Amateur Marathon course is 9 miles and includes a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam.

  • Saturday Recreation Race course is 3 miles starting above the Madrid dam, circling an island at 1.5 miles, and then returning to the start/finish line.

  • C-2 Pro course is 16 miles and includes a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam.

  • Sunday Amateur Marathon course is 13 miles and includes a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam.

  • Sunday Recreation Race course is 6 miles starting above the Madrid dam, passing an island at 1.5 miles, turning around a buoy at 3 miles and within site of Bucks Bridge, and then returning to the start/finish line.

The Madrid Canoe Regatta is a series of races held annually over two days in early June on the Grasse River at Madrid Municipal Park, Madrid, NY.  The weekend includes recreational races of three and six miles, amateur canoe and kayak races of nine and 13 miles, as well as pro races. The pro races include a one mile sprint race and nine and 16 mile marathon races. Amateur and pro marathon races include a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam. Camping is available on-site free of charge. Following the Saturday races a spaghetti dinner is available on-site at the Madrid Community Center.

Race Details

Registration and race headquarters are located at Madrid Municipal Park, 1835 NY-345, Madrid, NY.

Saturday Race Start Times

  • Registration begins - 9:00 a.m.

  • The Madrid Mile C-1 Sprint Race (1 mile) - 11:00 a.m.

  • C-1 Pro Race (9 miles) - 11:30 a.m. 

  • Saturday Amateur Marathon (9 miles) - 11:30 a.m.

    • Any boat  (e.g. C-1, C-2, C-4, K-1, K-2)

  • Saturday Recreation Race (3 miles) - 11:45 a.m.

    • Solo Canoe​ - Men & Women

    • Tandem Canoe - Men, Women, Mixed, Adult/Youth, Adult/Junior, Junior, Unlimited

    • War Canoe & C-4

  • Saturday Awards Ceremony​

    • Following last race​

Sunday Race Start Times

  • Registration begins - 8:00 a.m.

  • C-2 Pro Race (16 miles) - 10:00 a.m.

  • Sunday Amateur Marathon (13 miles) - 10:00 a.m.

    • Any boat (e.g. C-1, C-2, C-4, K-1 K-2) 

  • Sunday Recreation Race (6 miles) - 10:30 a.m.

    • Solo Canoe - Men & Women

    • Kayak - Men & Women

    • Tandem Canoe - Men & Women, Mixed, Adult/Youth, Adult/Junior, Junior, Unlimited​

  • Sunday Awards Ceremony

    • Following last race

Registration Fees

  • Pro paddlers $35

  • Adults $25

  • SLVP Member $20

  • Student $5

  • Wounded Warrior $Free

  • Weekend rate: 1st race regular fee, 2nd race $10

Donald Patneaude Memorial Towpath Regatta

The Towpath Regatta is a free, family-fun event sponsored by Schenectady Wintersports Club and Northern New York Paddlers. It is a one-way paddling event open to all types of human-powered boats.

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Location: Race starts at Gateway Landing Park, Schenectady, NY (on the SCCC access road) and ends in Aqueduct Park, Niskayuna, NY (just before the Rexford Bridge) - REQUIRES VEHICLE SHUTTLING, or paddle back to start

Course: approx. 4.5-mile downstream course

Entry fee: FREE

Check-in: 5:30-6:15 pm

First start: 6:30 pm

It is expected that participants/spectators adhere to current CDC guidelines for masks and physical distancing.

Questions: Geoff Moore 518-331-2761 or geoffmoore030@gmail.com

Armond Bassett Canoe & Kayak Race

DELAYED

RACE DELAYED DUE TO COVID 19. TENTATIVELY WILL TAKE PLACE IN LATE SUMMER

 

 

Description: 6 mi pro C1 race first, followed by the other races.  Loop course on the Genesee river.  

T-shirts to the first 75. Awards and food available after the race

Start Location: Genesee Waterways Center 149 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14611

End Location:  Same as start

Distance: 10 mi, 6mi C1-pro, 3 mi fun race

Entry Fee: Pro $40, Ameteur $25, 16 & under $10

Website: 

Race Director: Tim Henning (585)738-8410 thenning3@rochester.rr.com 

                        Kevin Berl (585)733-4043 K_berl@msn.com

Tupper Lake 8-Miler

Date:  Saturday June 26

The Tupper Lake 8-Miler is back for 2021 but with a few changes to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Registration will be online and will extend until Friday 8 PM on June 25. The race itself will be on Saturday 26 June. There will be no post race BBQ, no prizes, and neither will there be an award ceremony. This means that there will also be no awards, but we will make the results of the race available on a notice board as quickly as possible. There will be T-shirts for the first 60 registrants: medium, large and extra-large. Two days before the race you will have to fill out a COVID-19 health questionnaire for the race organizers to be in compliance with New York State requirements. This will be sent to registrants shortly before race day. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Heart Center at Adirondack Medical Center.

 

Location: Race starts at the Town of Tupper Lake Boat Launch on Lake Simon Road and goes up to the Route 30 bridge and then goes up the Raquette River to the Oxbow and returns to the Boat Launch.

 

Distance: 8 miles.
 

 

Entry Fee: $15. T-shirts for the first 60 registrants!

Start: 11 AM. Check-in from 9:30-10:30 AM

Classes: All New York Paddlesports Racing Association (NYPRA) canoe and kayak classes as well as classes for Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs).

Race Questions: Roger at rgocking@roadrunner.com or 518-354-8377

All registration must be done online. No day-of registration!
www.8miler.com

 

Please like our new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tupper-Lake-8-Miler-100481602240298

Please mark "Interested" or "Going" on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/583674425944458  

 


 

Celebrate Paddling Invitational

The Celebrate Paddling Invitational is the culmination of Celebrate Paddling month in the Adirondacks, held this year on Sunday, June 27, at Riverfront Park in downtown Saranac Lake. This family-friendly paddling event has something for everyone, including races for all ages and abilities, boat demos from local Adirondack outfitters and information from boat builders — there’s also a chance to buy or sell your used boat or paddling gear.

Location: Riverfront Park, Saranac Lake, NY

​SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2021 AT 10 AM EDT – 3 PM EDT

https://www.facebook.com/events/124438203096134

Electric City Regatta

Date: July 10, 2021

Location: Race starts and ends in the Erie Canal Lock 9 park (west side of lock) in Glenville, NY.

Course: 12-mile course runs from Lock 9 to Lock 10 and back. 3-mile recreational race also available.

Entry fee: $20 (payable by check made out to Electric City Regatta or exact cash) to be paid day of race.

Check-in & payment: 8:30-9:45am

First start: 10:00am

THERE WILL BE NO PICNIC THIS YEAR in compliance with current CDC guidelines for physical distancing.

Questions: Ed Greiner egreiner1@yahoo.com or 518-421-2947
or Kim Greiner twobears@nycap.rr.com or 518-421-2939

Barge Chaser Canoe and Kayak Race

Date: July 11, 2021

Location: Race starts and ends in Kiwanis Park on Rte. 5S in Rotterdam Junction, NY (between Schenectady and Amsterdam).

Course: 10-mile marathon course or 3-mile recreational course. Both courses are loops out and back (no portage).

Entry fee: $10 (payable by check made out to Linda Cooley or exact cash) to be paid day of race.

Check-in & payment: 9:00-9:45am

First start: 10:00am

THERE WILL BE NO PICNIC THIS YEAR in compliance with current CDC guidelines for physical distancing.

Questions: Linda or Bob Cooley at 518-393-9201 or lincooley@aol.com

Remington I (Frederic Remington/Rip Friot Memorial)

TBD

BluMouLA-BuFuRa (The BML Bouy Race)

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Description: PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY @ https://www.runreg.com/blumoula-bufura  

Participation capped at 50 people
1 and 2 person boats only
distancing and mask-wearing while on shore
no pre-race meeting
results posted solely online
no awards ceremony
Furthermore, for 2020 we are shifting the 1.5-mile race, which attracts mostly locals and families, a day earlier to Saturday July 25th.

BluMouLA-BuFuRa, the Prettiest Darn Race in America, offers 14, 7, and 1.5 mile courses amid spectacular scenery.  Our long race proceeds through the three lakes of the Eckford Chain to a buoy-turn in Utowana Lake, returns through Eagle Lake and turns left to follow the shores and bays of Blue Mountain Lake clockwise the long way back to town.  The seven-miler is the clockwise loop alone, no easy race either.  The hotly competed 1.5 mile course circles the nearest island to town and returns.  Open bays, narrow channels, and pristine water circled by mountains.  With a race distance for everyone- you’ll love it, bring friends.

Start Location: Blue Mountain Lake Town Beach (registration at fire station across from beach)

End Location:  Same as start

Distance: 13mi, 7mi, 1.5mi options

Entry Fee: $35 for adults, $30 pre-registration (on website)

Website: www.BMLBuoyRace.com

Race Director: Aims "Andy" Coney - AndyConey@PObox.com

USCA Nationals

Description: 

The Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry has been a big part in the local paddling community for many years. WCCBI is associated with the Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking (PACK) and the United States Canoe Association (USCA).

Order of Events:

August 12th – Youth Sprint and Adult/Youth Sprint Championships, Youth Marathon Championships; Chapman Lake

August 13th – Marathon Championships; Allegheny River from Kinzua Tailwaters Boat Ramp to Betts Park

August 14th – Marathon Championships; Allegheny River from Kinzua Tailwaters Boat Ramp to Betts Park

August 15th – Marathon Championships; Allegheny River from Kinzua Tailwaters Boat Ramp to Betts Park

Start Location:  Warren, PA

Website: http://www.uscanoe.com/2021-marathon-nationals-warren-pa/

Cranberry Lake Canoe/Kayak Race

Description: This is a flat water event with a distance of 5.4 miles for competition or 1.5 miles for  recreational fun. Classes will include solo or 2-person canoe or kayak down our scenic lake.

Race Location:  Cranberry Lake, NY on Rt 3 

Course: on the water in front of the Town Beach, down and around Birch Island and back for 5.4 miles. Same start location, down and around Matilda Rock for 1.5 miles.

When: August 7 2021

Check-in and payment: 8:30 to 9:30 behind Town Community Center, also on Rt 3, across the road.

1st Start time: 10:00

End Location:  Back in front of Town Beach

Distance: 5.4 mi, 1.5 mi

Entry Fee: $25 (payable by check made out to Cranberry Lake Boat Club  or exact cash if paid on day of race

Race Director: Debra Roberts  315-790-3618   or debroberts54@gmail.com 

FB page  for registration form: Cranberry Lake Boat Club

Website: cranberrylakeboat.club

per NYS guidelines, social distancing as much as possible and I will limit the # of race participants to the first 150 registrants received.

Wells Bridge Race

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Description: 9 mile race - all NYPRA classes. 

6 mile race - C1 only (for those paddlers and their partners who also paddled in the C2 in the morning race). Special awards for those who complete both races. Both C2 partners must also compete in C1 to be eligible. 

Loop courses on the Susquehanna, starting and finishing at the Zaveral paddle shop in Wells Bridge NY Start going up stream, around a turn, and finishing downstream. Snacks and 

Start Location: Corner of Bridge St and Route 7, Wells Bridge, NY

End Location:  Same as start

Distance: 9 mi, plus options 6 mi C1

Entry Fee: $25 (addtl $5 for C1 6 mi)

Website: 'Wells Bridge Race' on Facebook

Race Director: Phoebe Reese - pwfreese@gmail.com

Remington II

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Description: Starting in Rensselaer Falls and ending above the dam in Heuvelton, NY. 

Start Location:  West Front Street, Rensselaer Falls, NY

End Location:  above the dam in Heuvelton, NY

Distance: 6mi

Entry Fee: $25 adults, $20 SLVP members, $5 student, FREE wounded warriors

Website: https://www.slvpaddlers.org/remington-ii

Race Director: Allen Kelly marydairy80@gmail.com

Adirondack Canoe Classic “The 90 Miler” 

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Description: The 38 th annual paddle sport extravaganza from Old Forge to Saranac Lake

Over three days we travel en masse following the original "highways of the adirondacks" the inter-connected lakes, rivers ponds and carries from Old Forge to Saranac Lake.  There are solo, tandem, 4-person and Voyageur canoes, solo and tandem kayaks and Adirondack guide boats. There is a 250 boat limit. There are both competitive and "Open Touring" classes. We will focus on the C-2 Stock competitive classes this year. C-2 Stock will go out immediately after the Open Touring waves. Last year there were more than 150 paddlers who earned their first 90 Mile Finisher pin.

Start Location: Changes from Day to Day - see site for details

End Location: Changes from Day to Day - see site for details

Distance: 90 miles

Entry Fee: $200 per person, ($175 for people under 23 years of age to encourage more youth participation in the sport.) $50 late fee per person for paddlers signing up after July 20

Website: www.adirondack90miler.com

Race Director: Brian McDonnell AWA race hotline 518 891 2744 
                       adirondack90miler@gmail.com

The Josh Billings Triathlon

Description: The 44th Josh is a paddle triathlon: 27 mile bike, 6 mile canoe/kayak/SUP, 6 mile run through 5 towns in the beautiful Berkshires.  44 categories for teams and iron persons and we have a matchmaker to help put teams together.

Start Location: Price Chopper parking lot in Great Barrington

End Location:  Tanglewood 297 West Street Lenox, MA

Distance: 6mi paddle (27mi bike, 6mi run)

Entry Fee: Varies depending on category

Website: www.joshbillings.com

Race Director: Patty - patty@joshbillings.com

Long Lake Long Boat Regatta

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Description: We close out the Adirondack race series by partnering with Long Lake Recreation and Tourism to host a number of events– The North American Voyageur Canoe Championships, The C-4 College Co-ed Cup, and The Adirondack Kayak Championship on a 10 mile figure of 8 course. We welcome all NYMCRA classes and an Anything Goes Category.  Lots of fun in Long Lake! BBQ hosted by the Long Lake Lions.

Start Location: Long Lake Beach across from the Adirondack Hotel

End Location:  Same as start

Distance: 10 miles

Entry Fee: $25 per person - $20 for AWA members

Website: www.adirondack90miler.com

Race Director: Brian McDonnell AWA race hotline 518 891 2744
                       adirondack90miler@gmail.com

Seneca Monster

Description: The loop starts in the Seneca-Cayuga canal at Waterloo, briefly enters Seneca Lake, then returns back to Oak Island Park in Waterloo, NY

Start Location: Oak Island, 1  Oak St, Waterloo, NY

End Location:  

Distance: 10mi (no carries)

Entry Fee: $25

Website: Seneca Monster Regatta

Race Director: Jeff Hogue 347-464-8338