Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race - ACA

Upcoming Events

06.01.24 – 06.01.24 | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race

Old Mill Park, Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Join us for the 42nd Annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race to be held on the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia! This family-friendly race features events for everyone!

Choose from a 5-mile downriver race or a 1-mile sprint! With assistance from our free river shuttle service, you have the opportunity to compete in multiple races or categories including canoe, kayak, tandem canoe/kayak, or SUP! We feature categories for both recreational paddlers and expert racers.

Registration Costs:

  • First race: $25
  • Additional races: $10
  • Limited Edition T-Shirt: $20

Participants may race in up to two downriver (5-miles) races and two sprint (1-mile) races during the event, for a total of up to 4 races.

The downriver (5-mile) portion of the race begins at 9 AM from the Mott’s Run public boat launch on River Road. The last downriver race boat will launch at 11 AM.

The shuttle service is free and will start from Old Mill Park beginning at 8 AM (they’ll go to Mott’s Boat Launch so that when you’re done with the race, you’ll be near your car).

The sprint (1-mile) portion of the race begins at 1 PM from the riverside launch point (marked by a banner that says “Do not put first responders at risk: wear your life jacket”). It’s nearest address is 3210 Fall Hill Avenue. There will be a pop up tent and several people standing at the river side, so it should be easy to identify. The last sprint boat will launch at 2:15 PM.

The awards ceremony will be held at Old Mill Park around 3 PM.

For more information, including past race results, please click here.

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Contact Information Kelsey Bracewell