Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM


Registration is at the race start location at 10:00 to 11:00 am and race start at 11:20

Contact: Sharon Nethercott    519-882-2399

Length & Classes

7 km: Recreational, Staff, V.I.P., Ladies and Touring Class (over 50)

12 km: Mixed, Junior (under 18 as of Jan 1st), Men's Amateur and Kayak

16 km: C2 Men's, C2 Mixed and Kayak.


South of Alvinston and north of Bothwell, on the Mosside Line Road, 3 Kms west of Nauvoo Road

Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association


near this location at river

Sydenham river race





With 7 km, 12 km and 15 km courses, the Sydenham River Canoe Race has something for every level of paddler. The race is run in April by the St. Clair Conservation Authority and is used as fund raiser for the Conservation Authority. The race is well attended with up to 80 canoes and kayaks participating in recent years. Note the race is not insured by OMCRA. All canoes  must have a whistle, bailer, 50 feet of floating rope and an approved life jacket for each paddler.