55th Canton Canoe Weekend 2016

May 7th & 8th 


Entry forms & Waivers PHOTOS

Watch a video recap and review of the Canton Canoe Weekend Race by Kevin Olson



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 at Taylor Park, Canton NY.


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

Canton Results

Click on a year to see those results.

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2007 2008 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Recreational 2013 Pro & Marathon 2014 Pro & Marathon 2014 Recreational 2015 Pro & Marathon 2015 Rushton Rec.
Supporting family friendly healthy activities for everyone

All events

You can pay by credit card at registration

Saturday May 7

(1)Modern Rushton

(2) C-1 & K-1 Pro & Amateur Marathon

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
SUP (Stand Up Paddleboards) - M, W (1 & 3 miles)

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)

SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) (1 & 3 miles)

Awards @ 11:30


   Race t-shirts to all


Forge Racing and Forge Financial give generously to multiple events throughout the country. Marc Gillespie received an award in 2014 from NYMCRA recognizing his 10+ years of sponsoring events. The exact total is unknown but it is in the neighborhood of $50K . Thank you Marc.

Saturday ~ 12:30
C-1 Pro Race- 14 miles 


C-1 & K-1 
Amateur Marathon- 12 miles


$4500 C-1 Pro Purse Start Procedures and Rules

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

Start time: 12:30

C-1 Pro Championships (14 miles) 

    Open, Woman, Veteran

     AWA Watershed C-1Pro Championship

     Pro sprint loop DISCONTINUED

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

     NYMCRA Points Race

     AWA Watershed C-1 Amateur Championship & 

          C-1 Stock Race 1 of 3

Awards @ 3:00


   Pro Purse

   Race t-shirts to all   

Howe Reale Inc.

Kelly Farms

Got Milk

Sunday May 8


(1) C-2  Pro & Amateur Marathon

(2)Rushton Team Relay


C-2 Pro & Amateur Marathon
Sunday ~ 9:30

C-2 Pro & Pro Mx- 14 miles  


C-2 Amateur Marathon- 12 miles



Start Procedures and Rules C-2 Purse

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

Start time: 9:30

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


C-2 Amateur Marathon (12 miles)

    NYMCRA Points Race

     AWA Watershed C-2 Stock M, W, Mx race #1

K-1 -  special 6-mile K-1 race 

Awards @ 12:15

Pro Purse Open and Mixed

Access Care

Home Physical Therapy & Nursing

Healey Medical Practice


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

Kingsley Hardwood

Healing Hands Massage

A.J.'s Septic

On the spot when you need it

Sponsoring race discounts to vetrans and active duty. Free entry for Wounded Warriors

Green Furniture

Joanne Kennedy Photography



You B&B 10 minutes from start line

Donations from race organizers for drawing prizes:

Taylor Park, Canton NY

Taylor Park, Canton NY

Taylor Park

Missing from the line up this year. If you see these businesses thank them for past support and that you hope to see them as supporters of CCW next year.

Comfort Suites




Leberge & Curtis


Mississippi Kayaks

Parker Maple Syrup

Wear On Earth