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February 2017
Free

Kings Harbor Paddle Challenge

February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Sharky’s Waterfront Grill, 1660 W Lake Houston Pkwy
Kingwood, Texas 77339
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Saturday, February 25 at 9 AM This event is on the West Fork San Jacinto River in Kingwood. The race distance is a 6 mile total out and back course. PFDs for each paddler is required in the boat. Entry is FREE and parking is free. Registration will be on race day. 1st place awards will be given to men, women and mixed paddlers within each class...K1, K2, solo unltd, tandem unltd, surfski classes, multiman, OC1, OC2, C1, C2 ,…

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March 2017
$10

Greens Bayou Canoe and Kayak Classic

March 25, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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
$15

TCKRA ICF K1 Flatwater Marathon State Championship

April 15, 2017 @ 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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2017 USACK Marathon National Championship

April 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 30, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 30, 2017 @ 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

Space City Paddle Fest 2017

May 20, 2017
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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July 2017

TCKRA USCA State Championship Races

July 15, 2017 @ 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

27th Annual Neches Wilderness Race

August 26, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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
$55

Gnarly 90 Kayak and Canoe Solo Race

September 3, 2017 @ 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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$10

Clear Creek Paddle Race

September 23, 2017 @ 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

TCKRA Fall Trash Bash On The San Marcos River

October 21, 2017 @ 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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November 2017
$20

Kanu Rennen

November 4, 2017 @ 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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January 2018
Free

Town Lake Series #1

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fiesta Gardens, Austin, TX United States + Google Map

The 1st of the Town Lake race series is Sunday, January 14th at 10am. These races are administrated by John Baltzell, but we will try to answer any questions we can. They are a very fun, free way to start the 2017 training season. Location: Festival Beach Boat Ramp Registration begins at 8:30 am for all races. Please arrive early enough to register before the races. These are free races, but you'll still have to sign a waiver and get…

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Texas Winter 100K

January 20
Fishermans Park, Bastrop, TX United States + Google Map

A 62 mile canoe race on the Colorado River, including 14.5 mile Stand-Up Paddle division Saturday, January 20th, 2018 The Texas Winter 100k (TWO) launches it's 7th annual race from the banks of Ladybird Lake (aka: Town Lake) this coming January. The race is fashioned after the popular Colorado River 100 and will give racers a reason to get in shape and stay in shape throughout the winter. Compared to most of the weather in the canoe racing world of North…

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Free

Town Lake Series #2

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fiesta Gardens, Austin, TX United States + Google Map

The 2nd of the Town Lake race series is Sunday, January 28th at 10am. These races are administrated by John Baltzell, but we will try to answer any questions we can. They are a very fun, free way to start the 2017 training season. Location: Festival Beach Boat Ramp Registration begins at 8:30 am for all races. Please arrive early enough to register before the races. These are free races, but you'll still have to sign a waiver and get…

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February 2018
Free

Texas Water Safari Seminar

February 3 @ 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 Series #3

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fiesta Gardens, Austin, TX United States + Google Map

The 3rd of the Town Lake race series is Sunday, February 4th at 10am. These races are administrated by John Baltzell, but we will try to answer any questions we can. They are a very fun, free way to start the 2018 training season. Location: Festival Beach Boat Ramp Registration begins at 8:30 am for all races. Please arrive early enough to register before the races. These are free races, but you'll still have to sign a waiver and get…

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Free

Town Lake #4 Kids Race and Potluck

February 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fiesta Gardens, Austin, TX United States + Google Map

The 4th and final race of the Town Lake race series is Sunday, February 18th. 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 great time to hang…

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Battle on the San Jac Canoe and Kayak Race 2018

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good Times Marina, 11914 7th St
Crosby, Texas 77044
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It’s on. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us for the 2018 Battle on the San Jac. The race will begin at Good Times Marina on the San Jacinto River below the Lake Houston Dam. It’s deep it’s wide and waiting for you to attack it!!! The long course 5.5 miles will go to the 3rd bridge and turn counterclockwise. The short 3 mile course will turn counterclockwise at the 1st bridge. All classes and courses start together. Classes…

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March 2018

Spring San Marcos River Cleanup

March 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Staples Bridge, 2483 FM 1977
Martindale, TX 78655 United States
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2/20/18 UPDATE. Meet at Staples and drop boats. Then we will shuttle vehicles to Leisure Camp just past the Fentress Bridge. This is a 10 mile stretch of river that can be technical but I believe is free of log jams as of today. Join us for the 33rd 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…

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Buffalo Bayou Regatta

March 10 @ 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 46th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta!  REGISTRATION OPENS MID-JANUARY 2018 The Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta is Texas’ largest canoe and kayak race and is one of the top five largest in the nation! Paddlers, ages 12 and up, are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile United States Canoe Association-sanctioned race along historic Buffalo Bayou. Whether you’re entering competitively or paddling for fun, don’t miss out on…

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April 2018

MAC Spring Race Series Race 1

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive
San Marcos, 78666 United States
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  Please remember to pay the parking fee for the races that end and begin at Shady Grove Campground. MAC Spring racing schedule... Race 1 - City Park to Spencers Campground. Sun, April 8 at 10 am Race 2 - Spencers Campground to Fentress. Sun, April 15 at 10 am Race 3 - Fentress to Luling 90. Sun, April 22 at 10 am Race 4 - Mike Simmons Memorial Race - Palmetto State Park to Gonzales Saturday April 28 at…

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$45

Los Brazos de Dios 35K

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come out and get a taste of the Brazos, in the first of the Los Brazos de Dios series. 35 kilometer (22 mile) canoe and kayak river race on the Brazos from FM 1458 at San Felipe to FM 1093 at Simonton. Race the last real rapids on the Brazos. Proceeds support Lower Brazos Riverwatch and the Columbia Bottomlands Conservancy. This is an ACA sanctioned event. The race is hosted by the Lower Brazos Riverwatch.

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MAC Spring Race Series Race 2

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Spencer Canoe, 9515 FM1979
Martindale, TX 78655 United States
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Please remember to pay the parking fee for the races that end and begin at Shady Grove Campground. MAC Spring racing schedule....... Race 2 - Spencers Campground to Fentress. Sun, April 15 at 10 am Race 3 - Fentress to Luling 90. Sun, April 22 at 10 am Race 4 - Mike Simmons Memorial Race - Palmetto State Park to Gonzales Saturday April 28 at 7:30 PM (a night race) There will be no entry fees, but everyone will need…

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MAC Spring Race Series Race 3

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fentress Bridge, 17070 State Park Rd
Kingsbury, Texas 78638
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MAC Spring racing schedule.......   Race 3 - Fentress to Luling 90. Sun, April 22 at 10 am Race 4 - Mike Simmons Memorial Race - Palmetto State Park to Gonzales Saturday April 28 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…

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MAC Spring Race Series Race 4–night race (Mike Simmons Memorial Race) and the TCKRA Tandem Championship

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - April 29 @ 12:30 am
Palmetto State Park, 78 Park Road 11 South
Gonzales, TX 78629 United States
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The TCKRA is excited to partner with the Martindale Athletic Club for the TCKRA Tandem Unlimited State Championship--whoever wins the tandem class will win the championship. Please remember to pay for entry to Palmetto State Park and park only in designated areas (not on the grass)--the gate will be locked around 10pm so be aware. Race 4 - Mike Simmons Memorial Race - Palmetto State Park to Gonzales Saturday April 28 at 7:30 PM (a night race) Hosted by the…

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May 2018

Texas River Marathon

May 5 @ 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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June 2018

Texas Water Safari

June 9 @ 9:00 am - June 13 @ 1:00 pm
Spring Lake, 211 San Marcos Springs Dr
San Marcos, 78666 United States
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The 2018 Texas Water Safari begins at 9 a.m. at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, at Aquarena, on the headwaters of the San Marcos river.   Join us for the Texas Water Safari's 56th annual race, as a participant, as a volunteer, as a sponsor or as a spectator! Best viewing in San Marcos for the start of the race is at Aquarena Center or Rio Vista Park.   IMPORTANT: Teams should see the Texas Water Safari…

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