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 4th 2022, was truly special as we celebrated 40 years of racing on the Rappahannock River. Competitor medals and awards were uniquely handmade by local artisans, and the awards ceremony included recognition for three volunteers who have been actively involved in the planning and hosting of the race since its inception in 1981: Bill Micks, Kristi Gross, and Fred Germond.

2022 Official Race Results

2022 Race Photos by Chris Coleman Photography

A special thanks to our 2022 race sponsors: BCI, Rapp Rocks Climbing Gym, Agora Downtown Coffee & Arts Actually, Morgan Buenos Tattoos, Natural Mystics, and Action Window Tinting!