Upper Jock race

Contact: Gaeten Plourde   613-617-0237   jockriverrace@yahoo.com     jockriverrace.ca

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Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association

OMCKRA
Description

The course runs though the beautiful Richmond fen a significant Ontario wet land. Most of the course is quite shallow and there are several swifts or Class I rapids (depending on the water level) towards the end of the race. There are generally no portages.

The Upper Jock River Canoe Race is a fun and interesting 12+ kilometer canoe race run each April. The race is sanctioned by OMCRA. The race has a long history dating back to 1971 when it was a down-river (white water) course run on the lower Jock river. The current course on the upper Jock is far more tame and many families and recreational paddlers use it as a first opportunity to get out on the water. The course runs though the beautiful Richmond fen which is a  highly significant Ontario wet land. Most of the course is quite shallow and there are several swifts or Class I rapids (depending on the water level) towards the end of the race. There are generally no portages however there are usually some constricted areas in the fen where canoe traffic can bunch up.  Current is a factor the entire distance so the end comes quickly but not too soon for some that are making it their season opener.

since 1971

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 12:00 PM - race start

Length & Classes

12.6 Kms: Racing C1 & C2, Open 17', Recreational & Kayak

location

Richmond Ontario (20 minutes south west of Ottawa). The course itself starts 12 Kms west of Richmond at the Munster Road bridge. Organizers provide a shuttle service back to the start line.

Registration

Registration is less if before race day online at jockriverrace.ca/contact-us/

Registration on race day available as well

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portages

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