Registration takes place at the Latcham Centre (121 Queen Street) on the Port Perry waterfront at the corner of Queen and Water Streets on Friday, June 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 4th from 7:00 – 10:00 am. All participants MUST bring a completed registration form and signed waiver to the Latcham Centre before proceeding to the start line. Upon registration you will receive your race number. You cannot enter the race without this number. The registration fee is $50 per canoe/kayak/SUP.
Canoe the Nonquon is the largest annual fundraiser for the museum. Minimum race entrance fee is $50, but we encourage all participants to collect additional pledges to support the Scugog Shores Museums in its ongoing mission to protect local heritage and to keep a historical race like Canoe the Nonquon around.
12 & 20 Kms: Marathon C1 and C2. Various Recreational boats; Canoe, SUP and Kayak.
The 48th annual Canoe the Nonquon is taking place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Port Perry. Established in 1969 it is the longest running race in Ontario. The race is sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA). All funds raised benefit the Scugog Shores Museums.
The course starts at the bridge on Scugog Line 12, located between Old Simcoe Road and Simcoe Street North near the Village of Seagrave, 10 minutes north of Port Perry. For the first few kilometers on the Nonquon there are many tight bends to practice your rudder turns. There are also some dead end channels along the river section (when in doubt keep right!). There are no portages but you may have to push over one or two beaver dams. There is 12 km of river paddling followed by an 8 km sprint along the shores of Lake Scugog to the finish line.
Participants race the clock and can start anytime between 8:00 - 10:30 am on Saturday morning. This is a well attended race with a long-standing history in the community. Amateurs and professionals, young and old, may compete in a large number of competitive or recreational classes. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in all classes. Shuttle vans are available to take participants back to their cars upon concluding the race.
Kawartha Outfitters has generously offered free canoe/kayak rentals for the race. SUP’s are also available at their regular rental fee. Please call them directly to set up you paddle plans for the day at 1-647-282-7775. (www.kawarthaoutfitters.ca)
Port Perry Ontario. The course starts at the bridge on Scugog Line 12, located between Old Simcoe Road and Simcoe Street North near the Village of Seagrave, 10 minutes north of Port Perry. Organizers provide a shuttle service back to the start line.