since 1990

Length & Classes

13 km

Canoe, Kayak

Recreational & Marathon


North west of Kirkland Lake

River Runs Resort 501 Resort Road, Swastika ON P0K 1T0

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:30 AM

race start 1:00 PM


course map n/a

High Water Run race



Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association


Register 11:30 am day of race at River Runs Resort 501 Resort Road, Swastika ON P0K 1T0. Fee is $30 per person, and includes a social and food at the River Runs following the race, which ends at Kenogami Lake.


The race runs from Sesekinika to Kenogami Lake on the winding Blanche River. Water is river with good depth. There are no portages and no Whitewater. Course is suitable for all skill levels.  

Race gives a taste of a small part of what the voyagers and early explorers experienced when they used this same route to reach Arctic Watershed in order to access Hudson's Bay.Over the years the race has had its legends with people that won year after year, as well as legends of people spilling their canoes many times while racing to the finish. Part of the race is a poker run and the organizers describe the race route as family friendly. Any proceeds, after expenses, goes to supporting the Northern Prospectors' Association, which is a registered not for profit organization

Contact: Tony Janssen 705 642 3108    race is the day before mothers day every year