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Sat - September 6, 2008

Kayak and Canoe Marathon Races in September and October 2008

Mississipi River at Vicksburg

Racing season is not over yet! You can find several long distance paddle races coming in September and October. The events below are on my wish (or to do) list.

race date location description
Chicago Shoreline Marathon September 27, 2008 Lake Michigan
along shores of
Chicago, IL
4 x 4-Mile Relay
8-Mile 2-Beach Race
25-Mile Marathon
Kruger Challenge October 4-5, 2008 Manistee River, MI 100 miles in 24 hours
River Bridge on M-72 to Harvey Bridge
Phatwater Kayak Challenge October 11, 2008 Mississippi River, MS 42.5 miles
Port of Grand Gulf - Natchez, MS
2007 pictures
7th Annual Suwannee River Challenge & Marathon October 11, 2008 Suwannee River, FL from Fargo (52 miles)
or from SR-6 (26 miles)
to White Springs
Kaw-lloween Classic October 18, 2008 Kansas River, KS 35 miles
Lawrence to Edwardsville

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Wed - September 3, 2008

2008 Colorado River Kayak and Canoe Race in Glenwood Canyon

Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon

The annual 10 mile race from Dotsero to Hanging Lake rest area on the Colorado River organized by Jerry Nyre (Canoe Colorado) took place on August 24, 2008. I didn't race this year due to wrist tendonitis (more related to my computer work than paddling).

solo canoe
1st Lee Bartlet 1:26:54
2nd Clem McHale 1:43:40
touring kayak
1st Eric Nyre 1:23:18
2nd Pam Noe 1:26:07
unlimited kayak
1st Jeremy Rodgers 1:04:32
2nd Andy Howell 1:08:33
3rd Mike Lesnik 1:09:01

Jeremy Rodgers:

I was hell bent on breaking course record of 1:05 which I did set by a composite tandem K2 set back in 1999. Hanging Lake was no longer a flowing river this year as Shoshone Dam was functioning as usual. Cfs was about 1600 or medium to low. None of the surprise drops from last year were encountered.

I believe that Jeremy paddled his JKK Supernova multisport kayak and Mike Lesnik - WSBS X-par Missile. Andy Howell is a South African marathon paddler transplanted to Denver this summer. He was paddling a Fenn surf ski.

Results, reports, pictures, movies and animations from the previous races:

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Mon - August 4, 2008

Annual Canoe & Kayak Race on the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon

Dotsero green bridge Glenwood Canyon Colorado River

... from CanoeColorado.com website:

Canoe & Kayak Race
Sunday August 17th, 2008
10 miles , class I
Colorado River
from Dotsero to Hanging Lake Rest Area

Entry Fee is $10 per person cash. Classes for canoes and kayaks Prizes are all entry fees for each class + $100 split 50-30-20 to 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Drawing at the end of the race for all participants to win cool paddling prizes

Registration is 6:30am at the Green Bridge at Dotsero, race will begin 8:00am.

For more information contact:
Eric Nyre

Colorado River Colorado River Kayak and Canoe Race

Results, reports, pictures, movies and animations from the previous races:

Glenwood Canyon Colorado River - Hanging Lake Rest Area Colorado River Kayak and Canoe Race

canoe Colorado River Colorado River - wildwater racing kayak Colorado River Kayak and Canoe Race

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