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Kayaking and Canoeing Races and Events
by Month

We search the web to find all the kayaking and canoeing races and events for every state all over the U.S.

Our listings include kayaking and canoeing races, paddlefests, river festivals, paddling challenges, kayak and canoe festivals, triathlons and more.

Listings include all skill levels including paddling events for the whole family.

Search by Month to find the kayaking or canoeing race or event that you are interested in.

Search for kayaking or canoeing races and events listed by US State (& Canada).

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Races are in Red, Events are in Blue

January
Event Name & Link Location
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February
Event Name & Link Location
Locust Fork Invitational Canoe & Kayak Race Alabama
Everglades Paddle-In Florida
March
Event Name & Link Location
Scantic Springs Splash Connecticut
The Lula Bridge Race Georgia
Pangea BOAR Adventure Race Florida
Paddle Paddlefest - Suwannee River Adventure Florida
Withlacoochee Wilderness Kayak & Canoe Race & Rally Florida
Chasco Fiesta Kayak Race and Fun Paddle Florida
Battle on the Bayou Mississippi
The Beast at Belews Lake Kayak Race North Carolina
Clemson Off-Road Triathlon South Carolina
Buffalo Bayou Regatta Texas
April
Event Name & Link Location
Shingle Creek Adventure Challenge Florida
Durney Key Challenge, Race Florida
Salt Springs Classic Florida
Sharkbite Challenge Kayak Race

Florida

Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race Florida
Withlacoochee Wilderness Canoe & Kayak Race & Rally Florida
Pangea Dixie Conquest Adventure Race Florida
Altamaha River Run Canoe & Kayak Excursion Georgia
Waterfest Canoe & Kayak Race Georgia
The Benderdinker: Musical Kayak/Canoe Fest Georgia
Kendus Keag Stream Canoe Race Maine
BluzCruz Canoe & Kayak Marathon Mississippi
French Broad River Classique North Carolina
Race for the River Kayakalon (kayak, bike, run) North Carolina
Wild Water Derby New York
Grand River Canoe and Kayak Race Ohio
Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic Pennsylvania
Wayne County Canoe Classic Pennsylvania
East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival South Carolina
The Patriot Challenge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project South Carolina
12 Mile River Canoe & Kayak Race Contact: [email protected] South Carolina
Paddle Adventures Plus Paddle Fun Day. Paddle, Connect, Learn. Free Tennessee
Volunteer Canoe and Kayak Race Tennessee
May
Event Name & Link Location
Dog River Paddle Alabama
Sweetwater Paddle for the Cure Florida
Great Loxahatchee River Race Florida
Great Dock Canoe Race Florida
SUPSplash Series: Chattahoochee River, Atlanta Georgia
CRBI Race and Canoe-A-thon Georgia
Lake Cumberland Kayak Fishing Tournament and Paddlefest Kentucky
Aroostook River Fun Run Canoe and Kayak Race Maine
150 Mile Bushwacker Challenge Michigan
Short's to Short's Paddle Michigan
Reno River Festival Nevada
The Superhero Quest Adventure Race - Buffalo New York
South Yadkin Canoe & Kayak Race
For Race Entry Form please contact Sam Bonds (704) 633-8020,
Jeff Gobble (704) 279-6869, or Derek Miller (704) 603-4837
North Carolina
Paddle for a Cure Pennsylvania
South Dakota Kayak Challenge South Dakota
SUPSplash Series: Cinco de Mayo Paddle Board Challenge Chickamauga Lake, Chattanooga Tennessee
Galveston Bay Stand Up Paddle, Kayak/Canoe Race Texas
Alleghany Highlands Triathlon Virginia
Nelson Downriver Canoe and Kayak Race Virginia
Green River Expedition Freestyle Kayak Competition Wyoming
June
Event Name & Link Location
Arkansas River Canoe and Kayak Race Arkansas
Big Bear PaddleFest California
Paddle Georgia (Register early!) Georgia
Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival Georgia
Crescent Beach Challenge Florida
Sand Creek Paddler's Challenge Idaho
Great Iowa River Canoe and Kayak Race Iowa
Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race Illinois
Paddlefest on the St. Joseph River, South Bend Indiana
Canoefest Indiana
The Westport River Watershed Alliance Annual River Run Race Massachusetts
Lake Gardner Canoe-O- Canoe, Kayak, SUP Orienteering Adventure Race Massachusetts
Annual Grand River Kayak Race Michigan
Annual Black River Canoe & Kayak Race Michigan
Adirondack Mountain Club Annual Mid-Hudson ADK Paddlefest New York
The Wilson Dog Paddle New York
Annual New River Canoe Race
For more info : NC Cooperative Extension - (336) 846-5850
North Carolina
Edenton Music and Water Festival North Carolina
Kayak For The Warriors North Carolina
Ohio Riverway Paddlefest at Coney Island (Ohio) Ohio
Great Ohio River Paddle (GORP) Ohio
SUPSplash Series: Charleston South Carolina
Texas Water Safari Texas
The Great Castell Kayak Race Texas
Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event Wisconsin
July
Event Name & Link Location
Eppies Great Race - "World's Oldest TriAthlon" California
Nanticoke Riverfest - Canoe & Kayak Challenge Delaware
SUPSplash Series: Miami Florida
Illinois Whitewater Festival Illinois
Ausable River Canoe Marathon Michigan
Detroit SUP Festival Michigan
Moose Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race Minnesota
Great River Energy Mississippi River Challenge Minnesota
Missouri 340: World's Longest Non-Stop River Race Missouri
Paddle Battle LI New York
Paddles Up Niagara! New York
Lake Placid International Kayak & Canoe Regatta New York
Annual Great Hudson River Paddle New York
Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) North Dakota
Bricktown Challenge Pennsylvania
Lap on the Lake Tennessee
H20 Overdrive Summer Series: Kahuna Creations SUP Skate Exhibition Utah
H20 Overdrive Summer Series: Ghost Town Paddle & SUP Cup Elite Race Utah
H20 Overdrive Summer Series: SUP Cross River Challenge Utah
Midwest SUP Masters National Race & Festival Wisconsin
Lake Superior SUP & Kayak Festival Wisconsin
Yukon 1000 Canoe and Kayak Race Yukon, Canada
August
Event Name & Link Location
Annual Milford Oyster Fest Canoe & Kayak Race Connecticut
SUPSplash Series: Savannah Georgia
Savannah Paddlefest Georgia
Floatzilla at Rock Island Illinois
Great Iowa River Canoe and Kayak Race Iowa
Canoe Cedarloo Iowa
Shore to Shore Kayak & Canoe Race Michigan
The Superhero Quest Adventure Race - Lincoln Nebraska
Empire State Regatta New York
The Great Race - Captain Myles Keogh Paddle, Wheel & Run New York
Dan River Boat Race North Carolina
Annual Ford Canoe Challenge Texas
Paddle Kitsap Washington (state)
Yukon 360 Canoe and Kayak Race Yukon, Canada
Little Bull Falls Logjam Canoe & Kayak Orienteering Race Wisconsin
September
Event Name & Link Location
The American River Paddling Festival California
Mokelumne River Race California
Paddlefest - Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center California
Great Pachaug Canoe and Kayak Race Connecticut
Annual Mannkind Candlewood Lake Canoe and Kayak Race Connecticut
I&M Canal & DuPage River Race Illinois
Fever River Adventure Triathlon Illinois
Quincy 5 Miler Illinois
Great Ames Adventure Race Iowa
The Ohio River Way Paddler Series Mini-Paddle Kentucky
Wye Island Regatta Maryland
Great Stone Dam Classic Canoe & Kayak Race Massachusetts
Josh Billings RunAGround Triathlon Massachusetts
D.W. Field Triathlon: Bike, Boat, Run Massachusetts
Hiawatha Paddling Festival Michigan
2DamDays Paddle Marathon Missouri
Race To The Dome Missouri
Contoocook Carry (Run, Paddle, Bike) Triathlon New Hampshire
Hook Mountain Challenge New York
Annual Hudson River Swim for Life New York
Long Lake Long Boat Regatta New York
Barge Chaser Canoe Race-Grafton Lakes New York
North Carolina Ultra Marathon North Carolina
Outdoorsman Triathlon North Carolina
Black River Kayak -A-Thon Ohio
Philadelphia Fall Classic Canoe & Kayak Race Pennsylvania
Governor Printz Canoe and Kayak Challenge Pennsylvania
SUPSplash Series: Nashville Tennessee
Annual Nashville Dragon Boat Race & Water Festival Tennessee
Tennessee River Blueway Canoe & Kayak Race Tennessee
DDRC Trinity River Challenge Texas
Connecticut River Paddle Battle Vermont
New River Trail Challenge Triathlon Virginia
Paddle The Shores Washington
Brainbridge Island Marathon Washington
Budd Inlet Race Washington
Lake Samish Salmon Roe Washington
West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium Washington
Chum Festival Kayak Race Washington
Paddle The Shores Washington
American Whitewater: Gauley River Festival West Virginia
Paddle Battle Wisconsin
October
Event Name & Link Location
Annual Sea Trek Regatta & ETC Paddle-a-thon California
Suwannee River Challenge Georgia
SUPSplash Series: St. Simons Island Georgia
Tour du Teche - The Teche Project River Race Louisiana
Phatwater Kayak Challenge Mississippi
Iron Horse Black River Races Missouri
The Great Pumpkin Race New York
Erie Canal Regatta- Oktoberfest New York
Moose River Canoe & Kayak Festival New York
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta Oregon
Danville Pumpkin Palooza Pentathlon Pennsylvania
Island Giant Kayak Race South Carolina
SUPSplash Series: Chattanooga Tennessee
Outdoor Chattanooga Dam to Dam Paddle Challenge Tennessee
River Rocks Race Tennessee
Mercer-Medina Sausage Pull Washington
Cascade Distance Race Washington
November
Event Name & Link Location
SUPSplash Series: St. Petersburg Florida
Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival Florida
Big Shoals to Branford - Suwannee River Adventure Florida
Paddle of the Pass Florida
Alafia Challenge Canoe & Kayak Race Florida
Delaware & Raritan Canal Paddlers Race New Jersey
December
Event Name & Link Location
Wekiva River Run and Paddle Florida
Deception Pass Dash Washington