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21st Annual Madrid Canoe Regatta June 9-10


21st Annual Madrid Canoe Regatta pro and amateur races June 9 and 10

MADRID – St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers host the 21st annual Madrid Canoe Regatta and St. Lawrence County Flatwater Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, on the Grasse River at Madrid Municipal Park, Rt. 345.

C-1, C-2, Amateur Marathon (9 mile), C-2 Pro, and recreational races will be featured.

An amateur marathon race, for single-place kayaks and one- and two-place canoes, runs for nine miles with one portage, starting at 11:30 Saturday.

A three-mile recreation race for several classes of craft starts at 11:45.

Also scheduled Saturday are a nine-mile C-2 pro race, and the Madrid Mile, a C-1 sprint with cash prizes/

The annual spaghetti dinner will top off the days activities.

Sunday’s racing starts at 10 a.m. with pro events for C-2 (two-place canoe) and K-1 (single-place kayak) with cash prizes for the best times over the 16-mile course with one portage.

Also setting off at 10 a.m. are C-1, K-1 and C-2 amateur marathon contenders taking a 13-mile course with one portage.

A six-mile recreation race starts at 10:30 for several classes of canoes and kayaks, including several divisions of tandem canoe racers.

Mail-in pre-registration for either day will be accepted if received by June 2. The entry form can be found at Entries can be mailed to Madrid Canoe Regatta, 3301 CR 14, Madrid NY 13660.

Entry fees per paddler are: high school, $5; adults $20; military and veterans $15; professionals $30. St. Lawrence Valley paddlers members can take $5 off the price, except the high school fee. Those who enter a second race will pay $10 per paddler.

Rough camping facilities and a playground are available at the community center and park.

All participants receive a race T-shirt. Race fees vary by category.

A dinner and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday.

For more information is at

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