Kayak Race? Canoe Race? You Decide

10 Kayak and Canoe Races

No matter what type of craft you love to paddle, there's a race out there for you to get your competitive edge on this spring and summer.

Delta Paddle on the Bartram Canoe Trail

Spanish Fort, Alabama – April 21, 2012

Held in Blakeley State Park, this scenic route on the nation's longest one-state river trail isn't a race but a chance to experience an otherwise inaccessible delta and camp there. Read More

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Volunteer Kayak and Canoe Race

Knoxville, Tennessee - April 28 & 29, 2012

The canoe, kayak, pedal and SUP races start at Riverside Landing Park. Sign up for 5, 28, 46 or 80 miles. Read More

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Race for the River Kayakalon 2012

Washington, North Carolina – April 28, 2012

This 1.5-mile kayak, 15.6-mile bike and 3.1-mile run at Goose Creek State Park is great for individuals and teams. Kids can participate or cheer on their parents in the park. Read More

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Syttende Mai Canoe Race

Stoughton, Wisconsin – May 18, 2012

This 3.5-mile race brings you down the Yahara River. Men, Women, Mixed and Juniors classes are available. Read More

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AuSable River Canoe Marathon

Grayling, Michigan – July 28, 2012

More than 50,000 fans come out to cheer on teams competing in one of North America's toughest and richest canoe races, with over 120 miles and 50,000 paddle strokes. Read More

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Treasure Island Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike/Kayak Triathlon

Point Pleasant, New Jersey – October 7, 2012

You won't find Snooki here, but you'll find a lot of saltwater fun. All swim tri/du/aqua/kayak races start and end and Riverfront Park. This event also offers kids' distances. Read More

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The Great Race XXXV

Auburn, New York – August 12, 2012

Also known as the Captain Myles Keogh Paddle, Wheel & Run is in its 35th year on Owasco Lake in New York's Finger Lake region. Read More

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Gator Bait Waterfest Regatta Kayak Race

Ridgeland, Mississippi - April 21, 2012

Between the 3-mile recreational boat race and the competitive 9-mile race, participants row, paddle or pedal small boats in the resevoir. Read More

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Kayak Dash for Trash for Cash

Beaufort, South Carolina – June 9, 2012

Only part of the huge Beaufort Water Festival, partake in an outrigger, kayak or SUP paddle race. Read More

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Shark Bite Challenge and Paddlefest

Dunedin, Florida - April 15, 2012

Come experience two days of excellent paddling and competition at Honeymoon Island Park. Read More

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