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April 2017

2017 USACK Marathon National Championship

April 29, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am CDT
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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May 2017

Space City Paddle Fest 2017

May 19, 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 @ 4:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
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 @ 1:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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 @ 3:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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

Gnarly 90 Kayak and Canoe Solo Race

September 3, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 6:55 pm CDT
City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive
San Marcos, 78666 United States
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$55

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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October 2017

TCKRA Fall Trash Bash On The San Marcos River

October 21, 2017 @ 3:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT

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

Kanu Rennen

November 4, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Cypress Bend Park, 503 Peace Ave
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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$20

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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February 2018

Battle on the San Jac Canoe and Kayak Race 2018

February 24, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
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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April 2018

Los Brazos de Dios 35K

April 14, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
$45

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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August 2018

Clear Creek Paddle Race

August 25, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am CDT
Lynn Gripon Countryside Park, 100 Alderwood
League City, TX 77573 United States
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$10

Love to paddle? Bring your friends, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards to this fun short marathon event! The race is approximately 4.5 miles on League City’s Clear Creek. It will begin and end at Lynn Gripon Countryside Park and is open to both beginners and novice paddlers. $10 Race day registration only, cash or check only. Registration: 9 a.m. Race: 10 a.m. Date: August 25, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM - 12 PM Time Details: 9 a.m. Registration 10 a.m. Races…

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September 2018

2nd Annual Galveston Battle on the Bay

September 29, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554
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Welcome race participants 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! Because we had a blast the first go around in 2017, the crew is back and…

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October 2018

Paddle For A Cure Drive out ALS

October 6, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
The Reserve At Lake Travis, 2216 Cypress Club Pointe
Spicewood, TX 78669
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Please arrive by 8 am for 10k Wristbands will be given on site along with waiver. Registration fee includes all 3 races. All proceeds raised go to ALS 2018 Spiros . Register online here: https://paddleguru.com/races/paddleforacuredriveoutals 10K   2  laps -Open to SUP  ,OC1 6 Man Outrigger Canoes, Canoes, Kayaks & Surf Skis 5K 1 Lap- Open-Sup ,OC1, 6 Man Outrigger Canoes ,Kayaks & surf Skis Paddle For Fun -1.5 mile Open - Sup,Kayaks,Surf skis & OC1 To follow the event on…

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TCKRA Group Paddle

October 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
Spencer Canoe, 9515 FM1979
Martindale, TX 78655 United States
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Free

This year we will be having a group paddle along the triathlon course on Sunday, October 14–dropping boats off at Spencers at 1pm, shuttling vehicles down to Staples, then hopefully getting on the water by 1:30pm. All skill levels welcome at the group paddle. We will have at least a couple of seasoned racers along to give some basic instruction for those who are interested. Please sign up below for the free group paddle so we will know how many…

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Los Brazos de Dios 35k–race cancelled

October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
$45

Race has been cancelled due to flooding on the Brazos River.   Come out and get a taste of the Brazos, in the first of the Los Brazos de Dios series. 35K (22 miles) from San Felipe, to Simonton, including the infamous Killer Fang rapid (and several smaller ones). The race is to benefit Lower Brazos Riverwatch.

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September 2019

2019 USCA Aluminum Canoe Nationals

September 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019

2019 USCA Aluminum Nationals The 2019 USCA Aluminum Nationals will be held in Bastrop Texas, September 14th and 15th. It will be a 14 mile downstream course on the Colorado River, starting under the bridge at FM 969. The finish line will be at Fisherman’s Park in downtown Bastrop. Awards and lunch will be held at the pavilion near the finish line as soon as the racers are in. Saturday will be the Men’s Open (18-49), Men’s Masters (50 +),…

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May 2020

2020 ACA Marathon National Championships and Team Trials

May 9, 2020 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 am CDT

The 2020 American Canoe Association Marathon National Championship and Team Trials will be held on Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th on Brooks Lake in Sugar Land, TX.  K1 and C1 (high kneel) will be held on Saturday at 9am, with K2 and C2 (high kneel) races on Sun. The Marathon National Championship doubles as the annual American Canoe Association's Marathon Team Trials, the assessment race that determines who will make the U.S. National Team, and who among them…

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September 2020

Sunday/Funday C2/C1 Race Series

September 20, 2020 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am CDT
Staples Bridge, 2483 FM 1977
Martindale, TX 78655 United States
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Free

Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 9 AM – 1 PM Staples, Texas Course: up and back on staples lake 4.7 miles No entry fee Itinerary: 9-sign up 9:30- men’s C2/ women’s C1 10:30 kids C2 11:30- Mixed C2 12:30-Kids solo 1:30-Women’s C2/men’s C1 See Less  

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October 2020

TCKRA Downriver Unlimited State Championships

October 10, 2020 @ 3:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Staples Bridge, 2483 FM 1977
Martindale, TX 78655 United States
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$15

Important: start times have been moved up an hr: 8am Recreation classes start and 9am Racing classes start We are excited to have a downriver championship race this year! Details are subject to change a bit. Online registration encouraged (it will make things much easier on the morning of and also help us social distance). Scroll down to the bottom of this page to register. Your liability waiver will be emailed to you the week prior to the race (please print, fill…

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Sunday Funday C2/C1 series

October 18, 2020 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am CDT
Staples Bridge, 2483 FM 1977
Martindale, TX 78655 United States
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Course: Up and back from Staples 4.7 miles Sign up 9 C2 9:30 Kids C2 11 C1 1130 No entry fee

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November 2020

TCKRA Fall River Cleanup

November 15, 2020 @ 3:00 am - 9:00 am CST

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. Details will be posted as this event gets closer. WHAT TO BRING: Trash bags will be provided by SMRF / TRPA / Medina River Protection. Other than that, plan on being self sufficient. Food, drink, shuttling boats, etc. is up to you. Suggested gear includes gloves, saw, small shovel, rope.

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Hill Country Challenge–Cancelled

November 21, 2020 @ 4:00 am - 11:00 am CST
$25

"Brought to you by the City of Junction, the Hill Country Challenge is OPEN for registration! Pull together a mixed relay (one person per leg) or go it alone for this triathlon. Using what the hill country has to offer, the run and bike legs include challenging climbs and rolling hills  while the paddle leg takes you on a trip down the lovely South Llano River, ending in town at Schreiner Park.   With plenty of obstacles to keep you…

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January 2021

Ho Ho Ho Run

January 1 - January 2

Erin’s Ho Ho Ho Run - Gonzales 183 to Hochheim Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Mileage: 37.5 approx Current long range forecast: sunny/mild https://www.weather.gov/ CFS: At this time, the window between 3pm-7pm is less than 200 CFS at Gonzo guage below the dam. CFS of 600 is "average" - still average water levels. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv/?site_no=08173900&PARAmeter_cd=00065,0006 THE SHUTTLE....THIS IS DIFFERENT! Looks like Possum Belly and Lone Wolf with the Big Red Bus can't join in. If they can, they will....but to ensure…

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Texas Winter 100K

January 22 - January 23
Fishermans Park Bastrop, TX United States + Google Map

This is a perfect event for novice & competitive paddlers. It’s a great opportunity for you to continue your training in the winter months. The 11th annual Texas Winter 100k will begin on Lady Bird Lake and will end in Bastrop, Tx at Fisherman’s Park...100k. Please visit our website for details at www. Texaswinter100k.com and register at www.Active.com 2021 Schedule of Events Drive-thru check-in/late registration January 22 from 3pm to 6pm at the Longhorn Dam parking lot on Pleasant Valley Rd. Online ZOOM Pre-Race Briefing…

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Town Lake Series #1

January 24 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am CST
Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX United States
Free

The 1st of the Town Lake race series is Sunday, January 24th 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 training season. Location: Festival Beach Boat Ramp Town Lake Race Series Schedule The Town Lake race series will once again be a handicapped series, 10km each race with different routes, though we will introduce different class emphases on particular…

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Town Lake Series #2

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX United States + Google Map
Free

The 2nd of the Town Lake race series is Sunday, January 31st 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 training season. Location: Festival Beach Boat Ramp Town Lake Race Series Schedule The Town Lake race series will once again be a handicapped series, 10km each race with different routes, though we will introduce different class emphases on particular…

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February 2021

Town Lake Series #3

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX United States + Google Map
Free

The 3rd of the Town Lake race series is Sunday, February 7th 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 training season. Location: Festival Beach Boat Ramp Town Lake Race Series Schedule The Town Lake race series will once again be a handicapped series, 10km each race with different routes, though we will introduce different class emphases on particular…

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Texas Water Safari Seminar–online only

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Free

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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Town Lake #4, Kids Race and Stroke Clinic–Cancelled

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX United States + Google Map
Free

This event has been cancelled due to the recent inclement weather. The 4th and final race of the Town Lake race series is Sunday, February 21st. 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 training season. There will be a short kids race (kid only or adult/youth) starting at 9:00am. The course will be upstream from the boat ramp, turning around at…

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TCKRA Racing Clinic–Cancelled

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX United States + Google Map
Free

This event has been cancelled due to the recent inclement weather. February 21, 2021 12:00 - 3:00pm, Town Lake, Fiesta Gardens Boat Ramp In addition to paddling instruction, the following boats will be available to demo and paddle: ICFC2, USCA C1, USCA C2, Spencer Extreme (solo), Spencer multiman, Aluminum, Surfski's, K1 Instructors: Holly Orr, Phil Bowden, Chris Issendorf

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