Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race - ACA

Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race

The ACA is proud to host the Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race on the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia! This family-friendly race features events for everyone!

Racers choose from a 5-mile downriver race or a 1-mile sprint! With assistance from the free river shuttle service provided by the Virginia Outdoor Center, racers have the opportunity to compete in multiple races or categories including canoe, kayak, tandem canoe/kayak, or SUP! The competition features categories for both recreational paddlers and expert racers.

The most recent event, hosted on June 3rd 2023, was truly special as we celebrated 41 years of racing on the Rappahannock River. Competitor medals and awards were uniquely and locally handmade.

2023 Official Race Results

2023 Race Photos

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A special thanks to our 2023 race sponsors: BCI, Agora Downtown Coffee, Morgan Buenos Tattoos, and Natural Mystics!

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