Registration

Multiple entries from the same competitor will get a $5 discount per race. This amount will be refunded at a later date closer to the race day.


There are three choices:

1) Register online in advance by going to bancroftcommunitytransit.com and click on "2016 York River Paddle Challenge." (This is preferred) 

2) Register Friday evening July 8th,  at Heart of the Park, Riverside Park (Station St., Bancroft) from 6-8pm

3) Register at the race location on race day as follows:

- Saturday morning: Herschel Fire Department building on Baptiste  Lake Rd. between 9 AM and 10 AM

- Saturday afternoon: Heart of the Park Riverside Park, Station St. Bancroft from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

- Sunday morning: Birch Cliff Lodge Baptiste Lake, Bancroft from 9 AM to 10 AM


results
location

York River in Bancroft.  Saturday AM start at Herschel Fire Hall on Baptiste Lake Rd.  Saturday PM start at Heart of the Park Riverside Park, Station Street. Sunday AM start at Birch Cliff Lodge Baptiste Lake. 


Nearby camping: 

Bancroft Tent and Trailer has about 7 sites, tent only, no water or power, $29.00 a night, call and book with Sheila 613-332-2183.
Also Birch Cliff Lodge have 5 sites for either tent or trailer with water or power for $45.00 a night 613-332-3316

Description

Courses run on York River and Batiste Lake. Courses on the river have no portage while lake races have swifts which are portaged though some may be run. River has deep and shallow sections, twists and technical elements.  Lake section is deep and can have waves.  All funds raised go to help support Bancroft Community Transits’ transportation for children and youth in the community; for employment and social programs that foster social inclusion! BCT is keeping their community on the move one ride at a time.


Saturday races are on the river only following York River south to Riverside Park  Sunday races are on lake then river with up to three portages. Course is lake paddling for 8.6 km, portage 1.5 km and continues down the York River for 13.1 km to the finish line at Riverside Park in Bancroft. 


Shuttle will return participants to starting locations to collect vehicles throughout each day. Registration before July 15 gives free ticket to BBQ.


SATURDAY AM:  Herschel Fire Dept on Baptiste Lk Rd.

9AM-10AM Day of event package pickup and waiver signing
9:30 AM Mandatory Pre Race Meeting
10:00 AM All events start
11:30 AM Post Event BBQ starts
SATURDAY PM:  Heart of the Park Riverside Park, Station St. Bancroft
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Day of event package pickup and waiver signing
12:00 PM Mandatory Pre Race Meeting
12:30 PM 6 Km events start
12:40 PM 3 Km event start
1:10 PM (APPROX!) 1.5 Km event start (after 6 Km & 3 Km return)
2:00 PM Awards Ceremony 

SUNDAY:

Location: Birch Cliff Lodge Baptiste Lake, Bancroft 
9AM-10AM Day of event package pickup and waiver signing
9:30 AM Mandatory Pre Race Meeting
10:00 AM All events start
2:00 PM Awards Ceremony Post Event BBQ

Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association

OMCKRA
Length & Classes



Multiple entries from the same competitor will get a $5 discount per race. This amount will be refunded at a later date closer to the race day.


Saturday AM


12 KM    (10AM start)

$40/person ($5 less for OMCKRA members)

C2 Stock: male/female/co-ed
C2 Rec: male/female/co-ed
K1 Kayak Touring (long): male/female
K1 Kayak pelican style (short): male/female
SUP Open: male/female


Plus these classes which are for the OMCKRA Provincial's Championship Event

C1 Men's *

C1 Women's *

Recreational Men's  **

Recreational  Mixed/Women's (combined) **

 * USCA Specs

** Recreational  Minimum 3 X 32 inches wide, Max length 17 feet (OMCKRA specs) 

Saturday PM

$20/person ($5 less for OMCKRA members).


Recreation canoes, kayaks and SUP's.


Plus these classes which are for OMCKRA Provincial's Championship Events

C2 Adult/Junior (14-17 as of Jan 1)  6 KM  (12:30 start)

C2 Adult/Bantam (>14 as of Jan 1)   3 Km  (12:40 start)

C2 Adult/PeeWee (>11 as of Jan 1)  1.5 Km  (1:10 start approx)


Sunday AM


23 KM   (10 AM start) 

$40/person ($5 less for OMCKRA members)


Recreation canoes, kayaks and SUP's.


Plus these classes which are for the OMCKRA Provincial's Championship Event

C2 Men's 
C2 Mixed 

(OMCKRA Specs)

York River Paddle Challenge ANd  OMCKRA Provincial  Championships

Saturday, July  08 , 
Sunday, July  09, 2017    

portages

0 on  Saturday.  1.5 km on  Sunday. 

ran 1971 - 1990  reinstated 2013

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