NOTICE: Sydenham race Aug 22 has been CANCELLED due to flooding of the river banks.


Thames River Classic
April 7, 2018
sanction approved

This race is traditionally the OMCKRA kick off for the new season and features a very technical downstream and back course with lots of twists and turns. ... read more


Upper Jock River Race
April 21, 2018
sanction approved

The Upper Jock River Canoe Race is a fun and interesting 12+ kilometer canoe race run each April. The race has a long history dating back to 1971 when it was a down-river whitewater course run on the Lower Jock River. . ... read more


Sydenham River Race
April 22, 2018
recognition approved (not sanctioned)

CANCELLED IN 2018.  Race is one that is recognized not sanctioned by OMCKRA. With 7 km, 12 km and 15 km courses, the Sydenham River Canoe Race in southwestern Ontario has something for every level of paddler. . ... read more


That Dam Hespeler Race
Cambridge    April 29, 2018    $30
to register click here
sanction approved

The Dam Hespeler race loops up and down from the Jacob's Landing side of the Hespeler Mill Pond upstream to the historic Black Bridge. The course features the natural and beautiful Speed River with twisting river sections with swifts, currents, shallows and buoy turns. . ... read more


High Water Run Race
Kirkland Lake
May 12, 2018
sanction approved

The race runs 13 km from Sesekinika to Kenogami Lake on the winding Blanche River. The river has good depth and there are two small portages, no whitewater. ... read more


Marsh Mash Canoe Race
May 12, 2018
*sanction pending

The race is on the north branch of the canal that surrounds the well-known Holland Marsh and on the scenic Fraser Creek. It is well suited to new paddlers and has been the selection race for paddlers attending the ICF Marathon Worlds for the last eight years ... read more


Big East River X
May 26, 2018
sanction approved

The season opener for the Ontario Ultra Paddling Point Series, the Big East River X is a classic 40km ultra marathon canoe, kayak and SUP race.  Not only for the hardcore, the Big East River X also hosts a fun and friendly 9km event for paddlers of all ages. ... read more


Canoe The Nonquon
Port Perry
June 2, 2018

*sanction pending

Established in 1969 it is the longest running race in Ontario.  For the first few kilometers on the Nonquon there are many tight bends to practice your rudder turns. There are also some dead-end channels along the river section — when in doubt keep right! ... read more


Saugeen Paddlers Voyageur Canoe Race
June 2, 2018
*sanction pending

North Canoes are 26 feet long and crewed by either six or eight paddlers. They are replicas of canoes used by the North West Company, transporting furs from the interior to rendezvous points such as Fort William. ... read more


24-Hours of River X
June 16 & 17, 2018
sanction approved

Back for a second year and the only paddling event of its kind in North America:  The 24 Hours of River X brings the paddling community together in non-stop action as marathon paddlers race against the clock to complete as many laps of a 10km course as possible in 24 hours.... read more


Kawartha Paddle Quest
June 23, 2018
sanction approved

A NEW paddle race comes to Ontario!!  Peterborough will be the host for the 1st Annual “Kawartha River Quest”, home of the Canadian Canoe Museum and the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world!! Parks Canada will have its Lock & Paddle event on the Sunday of the same weekend promoting  both it and the race as “come paddle the Kawarthas and stay the weekend” .... read more


North of 7 River Run
York River, Bancroft
July 7 & 8, 2018
*sanction pending

Courses run on the beautiful, deep, winding York River and on Baptiste Lake, ending by the Waddle & Daub Cafe in Riverside Park, downtown Bancroft. All funds raised go to help support the not for profit Bancroft Community Transits’ transportation for children and youth in the community and for employment and social programs that foster social inclusion.  For more on this worthy cause see:
North of 7 River Run is proud to host the Marathon Paddle Racing Provincial Championships ... read more


Kingston to Ottawa (K2O)
Kingston/Smith Falls
July 21 & 22, 2018
*sanction pending

The Kingston to Ottawa 200 (K2O) Paddling Race is an ultra endurance marathon paddling race through a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Rideau Canal waterway. Starting from the Cataraqui Canoe Club in Kingston and ending at the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa;... read more


Lake Ontario Crossing
July 28 or 29, 2018
*sanction pending

The Lake Ontario Crossing is Canada’s first and only open-water distance paddling race. The 32-mile, point-to-point course matches the standard established by the Molokai-to-Oahu crossing in Hawaii and the Catalina Classic in California.... read more


Wai Nui Why Not Race
Aug 18, 2018
*sanction pending

Race is on Lake Ontario - 5km, 10km, 12km; Outriggers, SUP, Surfski classes
Open / Masters 35+ /Senior Masters 45+ / Golden Masters 55+
Open: 12 Kilometers on Lake Ontario ~ Kapunas (seniors) 5 Kilometers
SUP 5 Kilometers/10 Kilometers ~ FREE Keiki (children’s) SUP fun relay race in the lagoon to follow the race, demo’s during the race.  ... read more

Canadian Marathon Nationals
Sudbury          Register
Aug 25 & 26, 2018
sanction approved

Hosted by the Sudbury Canoe Club at the Northern Watersports Centre Sudbury ON  ... read more


Muskoka River X
September 15 & 16, 2018
sanction approved

The world’s longest single day expedition paddling race is back for its sixth year, offering two distances. Classic: Considered by some to be the toughest single day canoe race in the world, teams paddle 132km of Muskoka wilderness including 20 portages within 24 hours or less.  Sprint:  This 58 km event is a great way to get introduced to expedition paddle sport .. read more

Add your race to the Marathon series

Send in a Sanctioning Request Form for your  local race, or get help from OMCKRA to build a new race in your area.