60th Canton Canoe Weekend

Friday, May 6th through Sunday, May 8th, 2022

General Information

Pre-registration is open until Thursday, May 5th at 10:00pm for all races and the tour! Race day paper registration forms will be available onsite for last minute registrations. Save time by pre-registering now! The first 150 paddlers to register will receive a race t-shirt. One t-shirt per paddler for the weekend.

Save time on race day by downloading the race waiver. Please bring a signed hard copy with you on race day.

Race Headquarters: Taylor Park, Taylor Park Road, Canton, NY.

Canton Canoe Weekend 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, music by DJ Double Dutch, chicken barbeque, drinks and snacks by GT's Family Restaurant (Sat. only), award ceremonies, ample parking and free overnight camping.
Bathhouse restrooms will be supplemented with one standard and two accessible portable toilets.
Racing Class Information
NYPRA is allowing the GRB C-1 Pro Concept boat to participate in the C-1 – Open class. However, race directors, at their discretion, may choose to establish a separate class for the GRB C-1 Pro Concept boat.
During the 60th Canton Canoe Weekend the GRB C-1 Pro Concept boat will be allowed to compete in the C-1 Pro and Amateur classes.
*Fees are per paddler for solo and tandem entries, and boat based for C-3/4 and Voyageur Canoes. Check or exact change please!

Save time on race day by downloading the race waiver. Please bring a signed hard copy with you on race day.

Solo and Tandem Race Entry Fees*
SLVP Member

Wounded Warrior

$  5
Rushton Tour Entry Fee
SLVP Member

Wounded Warrior

$  5
Pre-registration Forms
Friday Events
Satuday Events
Sunday Events
Schedule of Events
Friday - May 6th

4 - 6 PM - The Rushton Tour: a 4.5-mile one-way downstream recreational paddle from Pyrites to Taylor Park. Launch anytime between 4 PM and 6 PM.

Saturday - May 7th

9:00 AM - Accessible Canoe/Kayak Launch: Dedication ceremony for the 'John Henry Rushton ADA Adaptive Canoe/Kayak Launch' by the Village of Canton.

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Try out a boat! Several boats will be available to test paddle from local manufacturers Slipstream Watercraft, Hornbeck Boats and GRB Newman Designs.

9:30 AM - Modern Rushton Races - Sponsored by Richard and Sherree Rushton:  Bring your canoe or kayak and join us for the morning recreational races of 1-, 3-, 5- or 8-miles. A special ‘Rushton Division’ sponsored by Slipstream Watercraft has been added this year in the 1- and 3-mile races for those paddling Rushton 'Wee Lassie' type canoes, either homebuilt or produced by various commercial manufacturers. Special awards for the ‘Rushton Division’ will be presented by Slipstream Watercraft. The 'Wounded Warriors Division' in the 1-, 3- and 5-mile races is sponsored by Mountain Wounded Warriors Sled Hockey Team.

11:30 PM - Recreational Races Awards Ceremony

12:30 PM - C-1 Pro International World Championship & C-1/K-1 Amateur Races: 

14- and 12-miles on the Grasse and Little Rivers.

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM or Until Sold Out - GT's Famous Chicken Barbecue: The chicken dinner includes 1/2 chicken, salt potatoes, pasta salad, homemade roll, brownie or cookie and a drink for $13. Half chicken only is $9. Please pre-order by Sunday, May 1st to help GT's plan, pre-order cutoff will be Thursday, May 5th at 12:00 PM!

3:00 PM - C-1/K-1 Races 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!

Sunday - May 8th

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 - C-2/K-2 Races Awards Ceremony

Race Course Map

A map of the Canton Canoe Weekend Race Course