Contact: Iain Craig    905-893-1323  


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On-site day of race at 08:00 AM

$20 per Adult paddler (18 yrs old and up), $10 per Short Kayak paddlers, $10 per Junior/Bantam paddler (Under 18 yrs old)  plus $5 for non-OMCKRA members

Length & Classes

24km - Junior ICF K1
24km - Senior ICF K1
24km - Marathon C2 Open
24km - Marathon C2 Mixed
18km - Open Kayak
18km - Marathon C1
9km - ICF C1
9km - Outrigger OC1
9km  - Recreational C2
9km  - Recreational Outrigger
9km  - Recreational Kayak Men
9km  - Recreational Kayak Women
9km - Under 16 Men & Women Sprint Kayak & Sprint Canoe
9km  - Stand-up Paddleboard Open
9km  - Stand-up Paddleboard Women
9km  - Jr. Marathon Open
6km - Under 15 Men & Women Sprint Kayak & Sprint Canoe
5km - Under 13 Men & Women Sprint Kayak & Sprint Canoe
5km - Adult/Child C2
5km - Novice Stand-up Paddleboard
5km - Short Kayaks Open

Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association


Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 08:00 AM




The Marsh Mash race starts and finishes at the Springdale Christian Reform Church and runs west towards Hwy 400 and on Fraser Creek in loops on the north branch of the Holland Marsh canal.  Technical aspects are distance, buoy and river turns.  Water is canal, river and shallow.  No portages and no whitewater.  Suitable for all skill levels depending on class and distance.

The race is on the north branch of the canal that surrounds the well-known Holland Marsh and on the scenic Fraser Creek. It is well suited to new paddlers as well as being the Ontario Qualifier for paddlers wishing to attend the Marathon World Championships.  It was voted OMCKRA "race of the year" in 2008 and attracts many of the top Marathon Canoe and Kayak racers in the province.

Marsh Mash race

since 1979

World Team Qualifier

The race is sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe Racing Association and serves as a world team qualifier for the International Canoe Federation Marathon World Championships.  The 24th ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships take place in September 2016 in Brandenburg, Germany.  For more information on the World Championships, please visit 


Holland Marsh and on the scenic Fraser Creek. Start location is at Springdale Christian Reform Church.