World’s Longest Single Day Flat Water Canoe Race
May 27-29, 2022
Canoes of all kinds compete from 90 lb. recreational canoes to 20 lb. lightweight graphite canoes (within their respective classes).
The start of this world championship 70 mile flat water endurance race is at the source of the Susquehanna River on Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, New York and finishes at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge, New York
Grueling 70 mile test of endurance, stamina, and canoeing skills
Canoeing’s top marathon paddlers from North America and Europe, featuring world class athletes such as 28 time General Clinton Canoe Regatta winner, Canadian Serge Corbin and Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Barton.
Estimated 3,000 amateur, professional and Olympic hopeful canoeists participate over the course of the weekend
US$25,000 in cash and prizes awarded
Full weekend with over 50 races in one or two person classes, for all ages including:
Generation Gap Relay–Race Relay–Scout Races –1-man 18 mile sprint–Youth Races—70 mile amateur endurance races–Sprint—70 mile pro endurance races
Thousands of spectators at every accessible point on the river contribute encouragement, cheer, and assist the canoeists over the big 4-day Memorial Day weekend.
At the finish line, paddlers and spectators alike enjoy carnival rides, fireworks, free entertainment for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, all kinds of tasty foods, a flea market and much more !