Hi paddlers,

Entries to the 2024 Event are now open – The race will take place on Saturday 22nd June 2024. Please head to the Race Info tab and Entry Form page for details of how to enter.

The 2023 race results can be found on our Race Results Page!

See the 2023 Committee Report for the race in the Race info tab.

Look forward to seeing you all in June!

The event is organised by experienced local paddlers. Entry fees will be used to support an annual programme of residential outdoor activities for people with learning disabilities. Everyone will enjoy paddling York’s historic city center course when the riverside will be crowded with tourists. Bring families, friends & groups and enjoy a great day out.

Open to All

The races are open to paddlers of all ages and abilities and all types of canoes.


Participants can choose between three different courses short (2.5km), medium (5km) and long (7.5km).


Unfortunately due to land hire costs charged by the council we will have to charge for parking on race day in Rowntrees Park. The cost of parking will be £1 per vehicle.