SLVP Sponsored Races
Little River Ramble
Held in late April on the Little River in Canton, NY adjacent to the campus of St. Lawrence University. The start and finish line is located at the Little River Boat Launch at the Park Street (CR 27) Bridge. College and recreational race is approximately 2 miles long and the marathon canoe and kayak races are approximately 6 miles in length.
Canton Canoe Weekend
One of the premier canoe race weekends in New York held in early May on the Grasse and Little Rivers. Races throughout the weekend are appropriate for the recreational paddler, as well as top-level national and international competition in solo and tandem racing canoes and kayaks. Recreational races vary in length from one to eight miles. The 12 mile amateur and 14 mile pro race courses are among the most challenging on the marathon race circuit. All races start and finish at Taylor Park, Canton, NY. Visit the Canton Canoe Weekend website for more information.
Madrid Canoe Regatta
The Madrid Canoe Regatta is a series of races held annually over two days in early June on the Grasse River at Madrid Municipal Park, Madrid, NY. The weekend includes recreational races of three and six miles, amateur canoe and kayak races of nine and 13 miles, as well as pro races. The pro races include a one mile sprint race and nine and 16 mile marathon races. Amateur and pro marathon races include a 1/4 mile portage around the Madrid dam.
Camping is available on-site free of charge. Following the Saturday races a spaghetti dinner is available on-site at the Madrid Community Center.
Frederic Remington/Rip Friot Memorial Canoe and Kayak Race
The Frederic Remington/Rip Friot Memorial (Rem I) is a 10 mile downstream race on the Oswegatchie River from Heuvelton to Ogdensburg, NY. The course is flatwater, however there is one shallow water section by Eel Weir State Park and one short portage around the Eel Weir Dam at the six mile mark. SLVP is proud to be a co-sponsor of this race with the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival.
Held annually on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. The Rem II is a six mile downriver race from Rensselaer Falls to Heuvelton, NY on the Oswegatchie River. There are two short sets of class I rapids which can either be run or portaged, depending on the water level. There is a post race option to paddle upstream back to the start line. This race attracts recreational and amateur paddlers from across the North Country.