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Thames River Classic
Ingersol
April 7, 2018
thames@omckra.com

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

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Upper Jock River Race
Ottawa
April 14, 2018
jockriverrace.ca

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

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Sydenham River Race
Alvinston
April 22, 2018
scrca.on.ca/events/sydenham-river-canoe-race/

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

hespeler

That Dam Hespeler Race
Cambridge
April 29, 2018
damhespeler@gmail.com
damhespeler.com

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

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High Water Run Race
Kirkland Lake
May 12, 2018
highwater@omckra.com

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

Marsh Mash Canoe Race
Bradford
May 12, 2018
marshmash.ca

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

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Big East River X
Huntsville
May 26, 2018
muskokariverx.com

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

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Canoe The Nonquon
Port Perry
June 2, 2018

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

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Saugeen Paddlers Voyageur Canoe Race
Paisley
June 2, 2018
sites.google.com/site/saugeenpaddlers

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

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24-Hours of River X
Huntsville
June 16 & 17, 2018
muskokariverx.com

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

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Kawartha Paddle Quest
Peterborough
June 23, 2018
kawarthaquest@omckra.com

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!! With hotels and campgrounds within a short paddle to the start/finish - this is truly a “leave the car behind and paddle race!!”... read more

christine

Almonte
Almonte
July 1, 2018
almonte@omckra.com

The race is held on the Mississippi River. ... read more

york

York River Challenge
Bancroft
July 7 & 8, 2018
york@omckra.com

Courses run on York River and on Baptiste Lake, ending in downtown Bancroft. The shorter courses on the river have no portages while the race starting on the lake also features a river section with swifts; some must be portaged, and some can be run, depending upon water levels.  The river has deep and shallow sections, twists and technical elements. ... read more

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Kingston to Ottawa (K2O)
Kingston/Smith Falls
July 21 & 22, 2018
kingston2ottawa.ca

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

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Lake Ontario Crossing
Niagara/Toronto
July 28 or 29, 2018
niagara2toronto@gmail.com
niagara2toronto.ca
facebook.com/Niagara2Toronto/

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

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Mattawa River Canoe Race
North Bay
July 28, 2018
nbmca.on.ca

The Mattawa River Race starts on Trout Lake in North Bay and continues down the Mattawa valley, ending at the town of Mattawa on the Ottawa River. The course features long lake crossings, multiple portages, dams and rapids as well as twisting river sections ... read more

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The Dennie
Blind River
Aug 17 & 18, 2018
thedennie.com

The race will take the format of the stage race, on the Friday and Saturday. This will require that paddlers camp overnight and complete the course in two days, thus eliminating paddling through the night. Winners of the two-day, full-course race, will be determined by the shortest total time.... read more

wainui

Wai Nui Why Not Race
Oakville
Aug 18, 2018
wainuioutrigger.net

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

Coach Don Stoneman

Canadian Marathon Nationals
Sudbury
Aug 25 & 26, 2018
nationals@omckra.com

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

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Muskoka River X
Huntsville
September 15 & 16, 2018
muskokariverx.com

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

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