Canton Canoe Weekend 2014 ~ May 3rd & 4th


This is one of the premier canoe race weekends in New York State. 


This weekend there are events appropriate for the local recreational racer and teams of recreational paddlers in the relay.

And, there is top-level international level competition in solo and tandem racing canoes and kayaks. The 12 and 14- mile courses are among the most challenging on the marathon race circuit.

All races are on the Grasse River, with the start and finish (except the Downriver Rushton) at Taylor Park, Canton NY.


There is a children’s playground on site, race T-shirts, concession, ample parking, overnight camping, awards

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Saturday May 3
Modern Rushton ===== C-1 & K-1 ===== Downriver Rushton

Recreational === Pro & Amateur Marathon === Open to all

Saturday ~ 9:30
Modern RushtonRace

    1, 3, 5 & 8 miles​

Registration: pre-register or on-site by 9:15

Start time: 9:30 

Rushton Recreational Races (5 miles)
  Solo canoe - M & W; Solo kayak - M & W

  Tandem canoe - M, W, Mx, Ad/Y, Jr, Ad/Jr  

  Unlimited canoe - M, W, Mx
Antique Canoe Race (3 miles)
Youth Races (1 mile)

War Canoe & Voyager (5 miles)
C-4 Race (8 miles)
(NYMCRA Points Race)
College Student C-4 (8 miles)

Awards @ 11:30


   Race t-shirts to all




Kelly Farms

Got Milk

Food to fuel you

Canton & Potsdam

Saturday ~ 12:30 ​
C-1 Pro Race 

    14 miles

C-1 & K-1 
Amateur Marathon

    12 miles - NYMCRA  C-1 & K-1 Points Race

Start Procedures and Rules $3000 C-1 Pro Purse

Registration: pre-register or on-site by 12:00

Start time: 12:30

C-1 Pro Championships (14 miles) 

     Pro sprint loop 

C-1 & K-1 Amateur Marathon (12 miles)

     NYMCRA Points Race

Awards @ 3:00


   Pro Purse

   Race t-shirts to all   

Canton American Theater


For after hours hooting
Canton NY

         The Rushton Family      


7 miles downriver, Pyrites to Canton


Saturday May  3

In memory of Mike Bolesh

The Rushton tour will take place on Saturday, at approximately 4pm.

Participants please register at Taylor Park from 1-3:00. There will be a late registration at the race start.

If you participate in the morning Rushton Recreational Race or the afternoon C-1 & K-1 Marathon you will receive a FREE registration for the Rushton Tour. Sign up at your race registration to qualify.


The race will begin in Pyrites and end at the Bend in the River Park. There are tshirts for this race but no awards.

Community Bank


Healey Medical Practice

Commercial Press

Howe Reale Inc.

Call of the Loon Photography

Joanne Kennedy

Mississippi Kayaks

Sunday May 4
 C-2 Marathon ========= Rushton Relay

 Pro & Amateur== ======Teams of 6, Recreational Canoes

Leberge & Curtis


Sunday ~ 9:30

C-2 Pro & Pro Mx  (Pro Purse)

     14 miles 



​C-2 Amateur Marathon

     12 miles

    NYMCRA C2 Amateur & Pro Points Race


Start Procedures and Rules

Registration: pre-register or on-site by 9:00

Start time: 9:30

C-2Pro & C-2ProMx (14 miles)

C-2 Amateur Marathon (12 miles)

    NYMCRA Points Race

K-1 -  special 6-mile K-1 race 

Awards @ 12:15

Healing Hands Massage


A.J.'s Septic

On the spot when you need it

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Access Care

Home Physical Therapy & Nursing

Sunday ~ 1:30

Rushton Relay &
 College Relay Challenge

    2 miles

Tandem Canoe: teams

Registration: pre-register or on-site by 1:00

Start time: 1:30 

Relay Teams: 4-6 paddlers take turns on the 1, 2/3 & 1/3 mile legs of the relay. Separate classes for men, women, mixed, family and high school teams

College Relay Challenge: teams must be co-ed & have 6 student  paddlers

Recreational canoes only
Awards @ 2:00


  Race t-shirts to all

  Drawing prizes

You B&B 10 minutes from start line

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Bicknell Building Supply, Potsdam

June 7 & 8

Taylor Park, Canton NY

Taylor Park, Canton NY

Taylor Park