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2013 Canton Canoe Weekend

52nd Canton Canoe Weekend:
Rushton Memorial Races

May 3

Rushton Tour: 7 miles downriver

4:00 start at CR 21 bridge over Grasse River

5:00-6:00 finish at Willow Island/Canton Island Park downtown Canton

5:00-6:00 Barb Heller’s Hot Dog’s and TAUNY Jam on Willow Island

6:00 Dedication in memory of Dick Miller’s 50 years of service to the Rushton Races (Willow Island)

 

May 4

Taylor Park

9:30- Modern Rushton Races

1, 3, 5 & 8 mile races on loop courses, start & finish @ Taylor Park

Youth, Middle & High School Students, Adults, College Students

Canoes or Kayaks: solo, tandem

Antique canoes, 3 & 4-person canoes, Voyager canoes

 

12:30- Marathon Canoe & Kayak Races, start & finish @ Taylor Park

C-1 Pro Marathon: 14-miles (solo racing canoes- best paddlers from US & Canada)

C-1 & K-1 Amateur Marathon: 12-miles (solo racing canoes & kayaks- best paddlers in the region)

Designated a points race by NYMCRA (NY Marathon Canoe Racing Assn)

May 5

Taylor Park

9:30- Marathon Canoe Races, start & finish @ Taylor Park

C-2 Pro Marathon: 14-miles (tandem racing canoes- best paddlers from US & Canada)

C-2 Amateur Marathon: 12-miles (tandem racing canoes & kayaks- best paddlers in the region)

Designated a points race by NYMCRA (NY Marathon Canoe Racing Assn)

1:30- Rushton Relay, start & finish @ Taylor Park

Teams of 6 paddlers take turns (2 at a time) paddling the same canoe over the three legs of the course (1 mile; 0.7 miles; 0.3 miles). After each leg the teams switch paddlers at the beach.

Special teams of: students, college students, adults

Special award for best dressed team

Special information: 

Web site: slvpaddlers.org

Contact: Chuck Bolesh (Event Chair); bolesh1@gmail.com; 315-244-3712

Entry Fees:

$5 – Public school age students

$10 – College students; participants in Rushton Tour

$15 – Rushton Relay adult participants

$20 – adults

$30 – C-1 & C-2 Pro

$5 discount for military

Free- Wounded Warriors

Awards: All participants receive a race t-shirt; 1st-3rd receive plaques

At Taylor Park: Barb Heller Hot Dogs, Zonta Concession, paddlesport dealers,  playground