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About the TCKRA

The Texas Canoe and Kayak Racing Association is a statewide club for persons interested in paddle sport racing. The primary focus of the club is USCA and ICF class marathon racing, but other disciplines of paddle sports are promoted through TCKRA’s Race Calendar and Points Program.In 1971 a group of canoe paddlers with an interest in canoe and kayak racing joined together and formed the TCRA (which later evolved into the TCKRA).

During the past years the organization has grown to one of the largest canoe and kayak clubs in the state. The club is now recognized as the voice for canoe racing in Texas and its members have gained national recognition. Each year the TCKRA participates in approximately 20 canoe races and the TCKRA also organizes and sponsors the Texas State Canoe and Kayak Racing Championship Series. These championship level race events compliment the other annual racing events by recognizing the top competitors in a variety of paddle sport disciplines and classes. Additionally the TCKRA culminates the season by awarding the top overall paddlers of the year. This recognition is determined through the accumulation of TCKRA Points.

Member Benefits

Whether you’re a novice paddler, intermediate or seasoned racer, TCKRA is a great way to meet new people, improve your skills and get out on the river. Our membership spans the state and varies widely by age, gender, skill-level and boat type, and even our working careers and professions.  However,  we also share a great deal in common -  the competitive spirit and an enduring love of the water.

Your annual dues help fund events and activities throughout the year and around the state.Among them:

Annual championship races, (Unlimited, Aluminum, USCA, Surfski and ICF)

A TCKRA membership will give you a voice in the racing community and allow us together to continue to promote canoe and kayak racing in Texas. Our members paddle kayaks and canoes crafted from wood, plastic, aluminum, carbon and Kevlar.


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