Location: Race starts at the Town of Tupper Lake Boat Launch on Lake Simond Road and goes to the Route 30 bridge and then goes up the Raquette River to the Oxbow and returns to the Boat Launch.

Distance: 8 miles. A NYMCRA Points Race for Canoes and Kayaks.

Entry Fee: $35. T-shirts for the first 55 registrants, awards, and post race BBQ!

All proceeds from the race go to the Adirondack Health Foundation's Heart Health Initiative.

Start: 11 AM. Check-in from 9:30-10:30 AM

Classes: All New York Marathon Canoe Racing Association (NYMCRA) canoe and kayak classes as well as classes for Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs).

Race Questions: Roger at rgocking@roadrunner.com or 518-354-8377

Online registration: 8miler.com

Registration Questions: rgocking@roadrunner.com


On the following day, Sunday June 26th, there will be the Celebrate Paddling Invitational in Saranac Lake which will be organized by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Riverfront Park (DEC Boat Launch), all day with registration starting at 9 a.m.

Celebrate Paddling Invitational
The Celebrate Paddling Invitational is the culmination of Celebrate Paddling month in the Adirondacks, held this year on Sunday, June 26, at Riverfront Park in downtown Saranac Lake. This family-friendly paddling event has something for everyone, including races for all ages and abilities, boat demos from local Adirondack outfitters and information from boat builders — there’s also a chance to buy or sell your used boat or paddling gear.
More information & registration: Celebrate Paddling Invitational