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