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York Canoe Race 2021 Update

Dear York Canoe Race participants,

After a further review of the coronavirus restrictions, sadly we have decided there will be no York Canoe Race this year.

Look forward to seeing you all at the York Canoe Race 2022!

We hope you getting out on the water, please tag us in your adventures on Instagram @york_canoe_race

The York Canoe Race Organising Committee

York Canoe Race June 2021 update

Dear York Canoe Race participants,

After reviewing the coronavirus restrictions, sadly we have decided to cancel the York Canoe Race event in June. We will give an update on future events in April.

We hope you are finding ways to keep active and safe.

The York Canoe Race Organising Committee


2020 Canoe O Results!

Thank you to everyone that took part in the 2020 Canoe O!

Check out the results for the event here.

Well done everyone, it was a great event.


2nd Annual Charity Canoe Orienteering Event September 2020!

York Canoe Orienteering Event, see flyer below:

CanoeO flyer 2020

Sign up using the form below:

Pre-entry form Canoe O 2020

Looking forward to seeing you there!


York Canoe Race 2020 Cancelled due to Coronavirus: 

Dear York Canoe Race Participants,

We provisionally advertised 20th June for this year’s Annual York Canoe Race.

After careful consideration of the Government’s current ban on participation activities and the long term uncertainty around Coronavirus we will not be holding the race.

We are sorry to send out more disappointing news however we feel we all need to play our part in tackling COVID-19.

We will do our very best to run the event in 2021.

We hope you will all find ways of keeping active and safe.

Phil Puckrin (on behalf of the York Canoe Race Organising Committee)


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 centre 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.

Courses

Participants can choose between three different courses short, medium and long.

Camping & Parking

Free camping is available for the weekend in Rowntrees Park. 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.

Entry Fees

Entries can be made in advance by post using the 2019 Entry Form. If space allows entries will be available on the day.

Entry fees will be used to support an annual programme of residential outdoor activities for people with learning disabilities, organised and supervised by a team of local canoeists.

  • Single Paddlers: £8.00
  • Double Kayak: £13.00
  • Canadian Crews: £13.00