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Early Bird Pricing through 4/22!

 

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Boat Classes

Everyone is welcome to participate.
First time participants, repeat paddlers, and serious competitors can all enjoy the excitement, challenge, and camaraderie that this historic event provides. With a choice of 22 different class specifications and course distances, there is something for everyone. We welcome all ages, levels of experience, and most boat and board types.

 
If you register for the 18.5 mile Marathon and prefer to not participate in the "racing" aspect of the event, select Class 22, No Contest. All 5.25 mile
Minithon paddlers will participate as Class 1, No Contest.
 

(1) Minithon - A non-competitve paddle from Potawatomi Woods to finish line at Dam No. 2 Woods - a 5.25 mile alternative to the 18.5 mile Marathon, with the same scenery, excitement of paddling in an historic event and support for participants.
• No award given.
• Any riverworthy paddle powered craft.
• All paddlers and passengers must be registered and must sign a waiver form.
Note: lead paddler of any craft with more than four occupants must contact info@canoemarathon.com to arrange for registration.
Ages: any
Gender: open Paddlers: up to two paddlers. Two-paddler teams may have up to two passengers
Paddle type: any

Description (Canoes)

Description (Kayaks)

(2) C2 Junior Men, Women, or Mixed
Craft: aluminum or touring canoe.
Aluminum, any aluminum canoe, except "super-aluminum" racing canoes such as Minnichs and Beavers;
Touring, any other canoe not clearly designed for racing. Excluded "racing canoes" include any non-aluminum racing canoe recognized by USCA, and any ICF canoe design.

Ages: both paddlers must be 17 or younger on the day of the event.
*Jrs Class 2 MUST sign up via mail-in form*
Gender: open
Paddlers: 2

Paddle type: single-bladed paddles

(14) K1 Man Recreational Kayak

Craft: any recreational kayak up to 15 feet in length, not including rudder. Excluded, any short kayak clearly designed for racing, for example, USCA specified downriver kayaks; such "racing" kayaks must compete in the K1 Unlimited Class or Open Racing class.

Ages: any
Gender: man
Paddlers: 1

Paddle Type: double-bladed paddle

(3) C2 Adult/Youth Aluminum or Touring

Craft: aluminum or touring canoe. Same specification as C2 Junior Men, Women or Mixed, see above.

Ages: youth 14 or younger on day of event with an adult 29 or over on day of event.

Gender: open
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

(15) K1 Woman Recreational Kayak

Craft: same as K1 Man Recreational Kayak, see above.

Ages: any
Gender: woman
Paddlers: 1

Paddle Type: double-bladed paddle

(4) C2 Women Aluminum or Touring

Craft: aluminum or touring canoe. Same specifications as C2 Junior Men, Women or Mixed, see above.

Ages: any
Gender: women
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

(16) K1 Man Sea Kayak

Craft: any kayak up to 18 feet in length, not including rudder (if any). Excluded, any kayak clearly designed for racing. For example, ICF kayaks, ICF trainers, surfskis and USCA specified downriver kayaks; such "racing' kayaks must compete in the K1 Unlimited class or Open Racing class.
***Exception is Epic V5 and V7 plastic surfski's, they are now allowed in the Sea Kayak Class***

Ages: any
Gender: man
Paddlers: 1

Paddle Type: double-bladed paddle

(5) 2 Men Aluminum

Craft: any aluminum canoe except "super-aluminum" racing canoes such as Minnichs and Beavers, which must compete in the C2 Men Competition.

Ages: any
Gender: men
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

(17) K1 Woman Sea Kayak

Craft: same as K1 Man Sea Kayak, see above.
***Exception is Epic V5 and V7 plastic surfski's, they are now allowed in the Sea Kayak Class***

Ages: any
Gender: woman
Paddlers: 1

Paddle Type: double-bladed paddle

(6) C2 Men Touring

Craft: touring canoe, any canoe not clearly designed for racing. Excluded "racing canoes" include any non-aluminum racing canoes recognized by USCA, and any IFC canoe designs.

Ages: any
Gender: men
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

(18) K1 Unlimited Kayak

Craft: any single paddler kayak

Ages: any
Gender: open
Paddlers: 1

Paddle Type: double-bladed paddle

(7) C2 Men Competition

Craft: any double paddler, non-aluminum racing canoe recognized by USCA.

Ages: any
Gender: men
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

(19) K2 Unlimited Kayak

Craft: any double paddler kayak

Ages: any
Gender: open
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: double-bladed paddles

(8) C2 Mixed Aluminum

Craft: any aluminum canoe except "super aluminum" racing canoes such as Minnichs and Beavers, which must compete in the C2 Women, Mixed Competition or the C2 Masters Competition class.

Ages: any
Gender: man and woman
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

(20) SUP Stand Up Paddleboard

Craft: stand up paddleboard of any length Must be paddled entire length of course in a standing position.

Ages: any
Gender: open
Paddlers: 1

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddle

(9) C2 Mixed Touring

Craft: touring canoe, any touring canoe not clearly designed for racing. Excluded "racing canoes" include any non-aluminum racing canoes recognized by USCA, and any ICF canoe design.

Ages: any
Gender: man and woman
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

(21) Open Racing

  • Any riverworthy, paddle-powered craft with four or fewer paddlers.
  • Up to two awards will be presented per craft finishing first, second or third.
  • Note: the lead paddler of any craft with more than two occupants must contact info@canoemarathon.com to arrange for registration.

Ages: any
Gender: open
Paddlers: up to four paddlers

Paddle Type: any

(10) C2 Women or Mixed Competition

Craft: any double paddler, non-aluminum racing canoe recognized by USCA.Ages: any
Gender: 2 women or a woman and a man

Paddlers: 2
Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

(22) No Contest

  • No Award Given.
  • Any riverworthy paddle powered craft.
  • All paddlers and passengers must be registered and must have signed the waiver form.
  • Note: lead paddler of any craft with more than four occupants must contact info@canoemarathon.com to arrange for registration.

Ages: any
Gender: open
Paddlers: up to two paddlers. Two-paddler teams may have up to two passengers.

Paddle Type: any

(11) C2 Masters Aluminum or Touring

Craft: aluminum or touring canoe. Aluminum, any aluminum canoe except "super-aluminum" racing canoes such as Minnichs and Beavers; Touring, any canoe not clearly designed for racing. Excluded "racing canoes" included any non-aluminum racing canoe recognized by USCA, and any IFC canoe design.

Ages: both paddlers must be 40 or older on the day of the event
Gender: open
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

 

(12) C2 Masters Competition

Craft: any double paddler, non-aluminum racing canoe recognized by USCA.

Ages: both paddlers must be 40 or over on the day of the event
Gender: open
Paddlers: 2

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddles

 

(13) C1 Single Paddler

Craft: any single paddler racing canoe recognized by USCA.

Ages: any
Gender: open
Paddlers: 1

Paddle Type: single-bladed paddle