59th Annual Canton Canoe Weekend
May 2nd and 3rd, 2020
This is one of the premier canoe race weekends in New York State! There are top-level international competitions in solo and tandem racing canoes and kayaks. The 12 and 14 mile courses are among the most challenging on the marathon race circuit. In addition, there are 1, 3, 5 and 8 mile race events appropriate for the local recreational racer, and a 2 mile team relay race for recreational paddlers. All races are on the Grasse and Little Rivers, with the start and finish at Taylor Park, Canton NY. Amenities include a children’s playground on site, race tee-shirts, FFA chicken barbeque (Sat. only), music by DJ Double Dutch, award ceremonies, ample parking and free overnight camping .
Race Entry Fees
9:30 AM - Modern Rushton Races: Bring your canoe or kayak and join us for the morning recreational races of 1, 3, 5 or 8 miles.
11:00-5:00 PM - Music by DJ Double Dutch.
12:30 PM - C1 Pro International World Championship sponsored by St. Lawrence Health System & C1/K1 Amateur Races:
14 and 12 miles on the Grasse and Little Rivers.
2:00 PM until sold out - FFA Chicken Barbeque.
3:00 PM - Saturday Awards Ceremony.
3:30 PM - Joe Randi Rushton Relay (Family & Friends, High School, College Challenge & Open Divisions): come out to the park and have fun on the water with family and friends for this 2 mile relay race!
4:00-5:00 PM - Try out a boat! A variety of recreational kayaks, canoes, standup paddleboards, children's kayaks and racing boats will be available to paddle with assistance from Canton Canoe Weekend volunteers and paddlers (weather permitting).
10:00 AM - C-2 Pro, C-2 Amateur, K-1 Special:
14 and 12 mile races on the Grasse and Little Rivers.
12:45 PM - Sunday Awards Ceremony