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February 2017
Free

Texas Water Safari Seminar

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Luling Municipal Golf Course, 1005 S. Magnolia Ave.
Luling, TX 78648 United States
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Safari Seminar Why re-invent the wheel? If you want to do something and do it well, would you ever undertake it without trying your best to learn what you are in for? Safari racers don't think so, and, in that spirit, the Texas Water Safari sponsors an annual seminar taught by experienced racers for the benefit of novices and veterans alike. Old hands cover the rules, the race course, the equipment, and the techniques of racing and body-maintenance necessary to…

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Free

Town Lake #4 Kids Race and Potluck

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiesta Gardens, Austin, TX United States + Google Map

*slight race day change* The 4th and final race of the Town Lake race series is Sunday, February 26th. There will be a short kids race (kid only or adult/youth) starting at 9:30am. The course will be upstream from the boat ramp, turning around at the I35 bridge, then downstream and finishing at the boat ramp. The first adult class will begin at 10:15am. There will be a potluck following the race. Bring food, drinks, and a chair. It's a…

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March 2017

Spring River Cleanup

March 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Luling 90 gravel bar,

Join us for the 32nd Annual Great Texas River Cleanup. Because of the hazards, remoteness, and distance between access points, the lower river has always been cleaned by canoe racing enthusiasts. Be honest about your abilities when deciding whether or not this is the right section for you. Volunteers are needed up river as well. There are four options this year. 1: Staples to Fentress - 10 miles (one log jam) 2: Fentress to Luling 90 - 13 miles 3:…

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Buffalo Bayou Regatta / ICF Downriver Championship

March 11 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sesquicentennial Park, 400 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Join the Buffalo Bayou Partnership for Texas’ largest canoe and kayak race – the 44th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta! Paddlers (ages 12 and up) are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile American Canoe Association sanctioned race along the scenic Buffalo Bayou. Whether you are entering competitively or paddling for pleasure, you won’t want to miss out on this longstanding Houston tradition!  See more at http://buffalobayou.org/event/44th-annual-buffalo-bayou-partnership-regatta/ TCKRA's ICF Downriver Championship will be held in conjunction with the Buffalo Bayou Regatta this year.  

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$10

Greens Bayou Canoe and Kayak Classic

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Greens Bayou Park, 630 Westmont Dr.
Houston, TX 77015 United States
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Greens Bayou Canoe and Kayak Classic 26th Running Saturday March 25, 2017 Race Schedule                                     Adult Classes                                     Course    Time        Class 9:30 AM        SUP A    9:40 AM        K-1 ICF        Staggered starts based on class UnlimitedSolo           and number of boats. Tandem Unlimited Aluminum USCA C-2 USCA C-1 OC-1 Rec Kayaks Surf Skis Courses    A - 8 miles      …

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Texas Open Water Race Series (TOWRS) Race #1

March 26 @ 10:00 am
Sylvan Beach Park, 636 N Bayshore Dr
La Porte, TX 77571 United States
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Race #1 of the Texas Open Water Race Series This date got shifted forward a bit due to some other racing schedule conflicts. More details to follow but here are the basics COURSE Sylvan Beach - HYC pilings and back (4.5 miles) Course may be adjusted depending on weather conditions and wind direction. Surfski and OC1 (M/W) - 2 laps SUP (M/W) - 1 lap ENTRY $10 PFDs and leashes are required. More race dates will be added in the…

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April 2017

MAC Spring Race Series Race 1 and TCKRA Tandem U Championship

April 2 @ 10:00 am
City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive
San Marcos, 78666 United States
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The first race in the series will also be the TCKRA's Tandem Unlimited Championship. Any type of boat is still welcome to race (solo-six man), however you have to race in the Tandem Unlimited class in order to win the championship. MAC Spring racing schedule....... Race 1 - City Park to Spencers Campground. Sunday, April 2 at 10 am Race 2 - Spencers Campground to Fentress. Sunday, April 9 at 10 am Race 3 - Fentress to Luling 90. Sunday,…

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MAC Spring Race Series Race 2

April 9 @ 10:00 am
Spencer Canoe, 9515 FM1979
Martindale, TX 78655 United States
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MAC Spring racing schedule....... Race 2 - Spencers Campground to Fentress. Sunday, April 9 at 10 am Race 3 - Fentress to Luling 90. Sunday, April 16 at 10 am Race 4 - Palmetto State Park to Gonzales, Saturday April 22 at 7:30 PM (a night race) There will be no entry fees, but everyone will need to pay their cost in race insurace. I believe it is around $2 a person per race. Hosted by the Martindale Athletic Club,…

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$15

TCKRA ICF K1 Flatwater Marathon State Championship

April 15 @ 11:00 am
Hyatt Place Sugar Land, 16730 Creekbend Dr
Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States
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The 2017 TCKRA ICF K1 State Championship race will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 11am on Brooks Lake in Sugar Land, TX. The entry fee is $15 ($10 for Juniors). The course will the same as previous championships, but with 6 laps (19km/12miles) for all racers (regardless of category). Registration will begin at 10:00am and the race briefing will be at 10:45am. The exact portage is TBD--the takeout and put in will be on the bank of the…

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MAC Spring Race Series Race 3

April 16 @ 10:00 am
Fentress Bridge, 17070 State Park Rd
Kingsbury, Texas 78638
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MAC Spring racing schedule....... Race 3 - Fentress to Luling 90. Sunday, April 16 at 10 am Race 4 - Palmetto State Park to Gonzales, Saturday April 22 at 7:30 PM (a night race) There will be no entry fees, but everyone will need to pay their cost in race insurace. I believe it is around $2 a person per race. Hosted by the Martindale Athletic Club, the third race in the series will start at the Hwy 20 bridge…

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MAC Spring Race Series Race 4–night race

April 22 @ 7:30 pm
Palmetto State Park, 78 Park Road 11 South
Gonzales, TX 78629 United States
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MAC Spring racing schedule....... Race 4 - Palmetto State Park to Gonzales, Saturday April 22 at 7:30 PM (a night race) There will be no entry fees, but everyone will need to pay their cost in race insurace. I believe it is around $2 a person per race. Hosted by the Martindale Athletic Club, the fourth race in the series will start at Palmetto State Park and finish at the Gonzales Gravel Bar (approximately 26 miles). Start time 7:30 PM......Gates…

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2017 USACK Marathon National Championship

April 29 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 11:00 am
Hyatt Place Sugar Land, 16730 Creekbend Dr
Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States
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The start time for the ICF National race has been moved to 9am due to winds. USA Canoe & Kayak’s Marathon Racing Committee and the Houston Canoe & Kayak Club are pleased to announce that Sugar Land, Texas will host the 2017 USACK Marathon National Championship. This event doubles as the annual Marathon Team Trials, the assessment race that determines who will make the U.S. National Team.  The athletes selected at this race will represent the USA in the Marathon…

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$65

2017 USACK Marathon National Championship

April 29 @ 11:00 am - April 30 @ 1:00 pm
Hyatt Place Sugar Land, 16730 Creekbend Dr
Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States
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The 2017 USACK Marathon National Championship race will be held on Saturday, April 29 on Brooks Lake in Sugar Land, TX.  K1 and C1 (high kneel) will be held on Saturday, with K2 and C2 (high kneel) races on Sun. The Marathon National Championship doubles as the annual Marathon Team Trials, the assessment race that determines who will make the U.S. National Team, and who among them qualifies to represent the USA in the ICF (International Canoe Federation) World Championships.…

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May 2017

Texas River Marathon

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
River Haven RV Resort, 351 Crestview Dr
Cuero, 77954 United States
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35-mile race from River Haven RV Resort to the Pump House Restaurant. This is the preliminary race used to determine starting positions for the Texas Water Safari. It is not mandatory to race this race in order to race the Texas Water Safari. Cut-off deadline for reaching Hwy 477 Nursery Bridge is 1:30 p.m. At least one team captain is required for this race. T-shirts to all teams and one team captain per team if entered on or before April 8.…

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Space City Paddle Fest 2017

May 20
Clear Lake Park, 5001 E NASA Pkwy
Seabrook, TX 77586 United States
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Space City Paddle Fest provides a racing venue for multiple paddle sport disciplines. SUP, OC, surfski, kayak enthusiasts will enjoy friendly competition on 3 different courses. This year’s race includes a 10 mile Elite Ocean, SUP 10K, and novice 5K race. Date: May 20th, 2017 Time: First Race @ 9am Location: Clearlake  Park - 5001 E NASA Pkwy Seabrook, TX 77586   Join us for the Second Annual Space City Paddlefest hosted by Team Hokulele. Since Hokulele members paddle multiple craft and participate in multiple paddling disciplines,…

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June 2017

Texas Water Safari

June 10 @ 9:00 am - June 14 @ 1:00 pm
Spring Lake, 211 San Marcos Springs Dr
San Marcos, 78666 United States
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“They don’t call the Texas Water Safari The World’s Toughest Canoe Race’ for nothing. In addition to the length, the challenges include whitewater rapids, multiple portages, and the relentless, soul-sapping Texas heat. Competitors have four days and four hours to paddle from San Marcos, in the center of the state, to the shy little town of Seadrift on the Gulf Coast. There is no prize money for the winners; just Texas-size bragging rights for the finishers.” Larry Rice, in July…

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July 2017

TCKRA USCA State Championship Races

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Staples Bridge, 2483 FM 1977
Martindale, TX 78655 United States
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This will be the C2/C1 race for male/female. Course Description: Course starts on the upriver side of the bridge at Staples dam and proceeds approximately 2.5 miles upriver to the buoy turn. Complete a clockwise buoy turn then return back downriver to the start/finish buoy. The C2 races will be 2 laps for a total of 10 miles and C1 races will be 1 lap for a total of 5 miles. All buoy turns should be clockwise. Parking and festivities…

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August 2017

2017 LaGrange Kanoe Klasika

August 19 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plum Park, 1517 Prairie Valley Rd
West Point, TX 78963
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La Grange Kanoe Klasika is a canoe and kayak race designed for both the competitor and casual paddler who just wants to experience the event for fun. It is the 2nd race in the TCKRA Aluminum Triple Crown racing series Race day schedule will be as follows: Registration will begin at 7:30am Race briefing at 8:30am Race start at 9am Lunch served at race finish courtesy of Rising Phoenix Adventures Tours And Events (Jami Smith Hanchey) and beverages from Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Joel…

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27th Annual Neches Wilderness Race

August 26 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority, 210 FM-1892
Frankston, Texas 75763
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Race has been postponed from August 5 to August 26 due to flooding. Think you can handle the "Toughest Little Canoe Race in the Republic of Texas?" Race Features: Distance: 21 miles Free Shuttles from Race finish to start River Course and Starting line security Palestine Regional Medical Center emergency medical services 2 check points and water stations Free refreshments at Finish line Free collector's t-shirts for race participants Awards in all listed categories Cash purse based on entry fees…

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Galveston Battle on the Bay

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554
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From their facebook page: Welcome race particpants and fans! How about a place where both the sport of dragon boat and stand-up paddle racing meet and battle at an event like no other! With the combined forces of Island Paddle and Houston Heat Dragon Boat Club, we are excited to bring both paddling disciplines to one great event: The Galveston Battle on the Bay, held at Moody Gardens! We’ve taken our first-hand experience and input from fellow participants to put…

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September 2017
$65

Colorado River 100

September 2
Brock Park, 8201 John Ralston Rd
Houston, TX 77044 United States
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NIGHT RACE The race will begin on Saturday afternoon.  The majority of the race will be completed over night and through the early morning.  Check our FB page for discussion on this significant change. ​ ELITE RACE This is for elite marathon racers only.  We set the finish time.... you choose the start time.... how well do you know your own skill?     Online Registration Closes August 25th.  If you plan to register on site please show up early. Saturday…

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$55

Gnarly 90 Kayak and Canoe Solo Race

September 3 @ 6:00 am - 11:55 pm
City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive
San Marcos, 78666 United States
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Gnarly 90 Miles of the San Marcos River....solo division only. Tight cutoffs, Boat Specs - USCA is USCA racing spec, all other solo boats are "Solo Unlimited". Entry fee is $55 per participant. Can be paid via check, PayPal (quickblade14@hotmail.com) or venmo. Race day is Sept 3, 5:59am start time. Final registration is Aug 30. Team captain recommended but not required. Why an entry fee? All entry fees will fund water available at checkpoints and to reimburse administrative volunteers for…

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Jr. Texas Water Safari

September 16 @ 9:00 am
San Marcos City Park, 170 Charles Austin Dr.
San Marcos, 78666 United States
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Junior Texas Water Safari The Junior Texas Water Safari represents approximately the first 16 miles of Texas Water Safari course. The finish line for the junior race is the bridge at Staples, the first checkpoint of the longer TWS race. Compared to the Texas Water Safari, this is a sprint race, pure and simple. Because it occurs in September of each year, this race does not present a true scouting opportunity for next year’s TWS racers, as the river will…

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$10

Clear Creek Paddle Race

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lynn Gripon Countryside Park, 100 Alderwood
League City, TX 77573 United States
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Event Description: Bring your friends and your boat for a fun, short marathon event, approximately 4.5 miles on League City's Clear Creek. The paddle race will begin and end at Lynn Gripon Countryside Park. There are several categories to choose from so no matter what you paddle in or on, we have an event for you! Date: September 23, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM Time Details: 9 a.m. Registration 10 a.m. Races begin 11 a.m. Awards Location: Lynn…

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October 2017

Come & Take It Canoe Race (and TCKRA USCA Mixed State Championship)

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Wood Recreation Area, 167 Co Rd 254
Gonzales, TX 78629 United States
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Come and Take It Canoe Race TBA divisions and start times–first division starts at 10am with the remaining classes started every 5 min (last division, the unlimited class, starts at 10:40. Registration up until race time, but early registration recommended--will post the registration information once the City of Gonzales has posted it. This is the placeholder for the Come & Take It Canoe Race which will be held in the same format as every other year. All boat types are welcome,…

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TCKRA Fall Trash Bash On The San Marcos River

October 21 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Alright folks, we've locked in a cleanup for the fall cleanup! We hope to have avoided scheduling conflicts with other TCKRA events. Once we have a better idea of how many folks can join, we'll narrow down the specific stretch of river we will tackle. As always, this cleanup is paddler-oriented. Bring your canoes, kayaks, paddles, grabbers and shovels. We hope to have good weather, but we'll be out in it just the same. Hope you can make it out!…

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Martindale Triathlon

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Spencer Canoe, 9515 FM1979
Martindale, TX 78655 United States
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About This Activity The Martindale Tri is reputed to be the oldest triathlon in Texas.  It is unique in that the swim leg has replaced by a paddle down the beautiful San Marcos River.  The Tri kicks off with a 7 mile run through the quaint little town of Martindale, TX.  Next up is the bike, which covers 16.5 miles of rolling hills just outside of Martindale and Staples.  Finally, a 5.5 mile paddle from Shady Grove Campground (aka Spencer Canoes) down to…

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November 2017

Greens Bayou Regatta

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brock Park, 8201 John Ralston Rd
Houston, TX 77044 United States
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The Greens Bayou Regatta combines recreation, stewardship, and education on one of Houston’s most beautiful and secluded waterways, Greens Bayou. The 7.5 mile race course showcases two planned launch locations, Brock Park and Thomas Bell Foster Park. 2nd Annual Greens Bayou Regatta has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 4th, 2017 The regatta will raise funds and awareness of the proposed 27.5 mile paddle trail. Be a part of this exciting community event and raise funds to make our vision of the…

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$20

Kanu Rennen

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cypress Bend Park, 503 Peace Ave
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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These races are designed for both the young and old, experienced and new paddlers. Some races will be intense and competitive, while others will be crazy fun. Bring the entire family, scout troop or paddling club and your recreational style canoe (ABS, aluminum etc..No carbon and kevlar. No kayaks. Must use single blade paddle.)  to join us for an afternoon of fun short canoe races. If we need to postpone or move the race due to the weather we will post on our home page 24 hours in advance if the…

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December 2017

2017 December Solo

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rio Vista Park, Reynolds St
San Marcos, 78666
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Note: The race start will be at Rio Vista due to Sights and Sounds in City Park. Parking and race registration will be at Rio Vista Park in San Marcos (river right upstream of the dam)--on Reynolds St. Race registration begins at 8am Race briefing is at 9am Race begins in waves at 10am A 16 mile solo race from Rio Vista in San Marcos, to 1977 in Staples, the first 16 miles of the Texas Water Safari. This race…

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