SLVP Sponsored Races
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.
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 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.
The 2020 Remington I is a 10.5 mile downstream race on the Oswegatchie River from Heuvelton to Ogdensburg, NY. The course is flatwater, however there are two portages*, one around the Eel Weir Dam at the six mile mark, and the final portage around the Ogdensburg Dam. The finish line will be at Smugglers Cafe Boat Launch.
* The finish line may be moved upstream (race shortened) eliminating the final portage due to water level concerns on race day.
The 2020 Madrid Canoe Regatta is a series of three races to be held August 15, 2020 on the Grasse River at Madrid Municipal Park, Madrid, NY. The races includes a recreational race of 3 miles, a C-1 canoe and K-1 kayak race of 6 miles, both held in the morning, followed by a C-2/K-2 race of 9 miles in the afternoon.
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 in 2020 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.