That Dam Hespeler River Race
The Dam Hespeler race loops up and down from the Jacob’s Landing side of the Hespeler Mill Pond upstream to the historic Black Bridge. The course features the natural and beautiful Speed River with twisting river sections with swifts, currents, shallows and buoy turns. There are no portages or whitewater sections. Various classes will paddle a single 5km loop or multiple loops to make up the 10km, 15km and 20km races making the race is suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers looking for distance and water current reading challenges. The purpose of the race is to promote water safety, the sport of flat water paddling and engage the community in the recreational use of the Hespeler Mill Pond and Speed River.
for Kayak we will use the following specifications:
Cost is per paddler, $5 discount for OMCKRA members.
Cost is per paddler, $5 discount for OMCKRA members. Rec tandem canoes on Pond not river.
classes for short kayak and rec tandem canoe
Classes for OC1, ICF C1, SUP, touring kayak and rec tandem canoe - Short Rec Kayak wishing to do 10K may register in the Long Rec Kayak class.
Classes for Pro C2, USCA C1, Stock C2 and Stock C1
Classes for ICF K1 (slower kayak or surfski may race in the ICF K1 class)
May 4 6:00 PM EDT - Online registration closes
May 5 8:30 AM EDT - Onsite registration starts
May 5 9:45 AM EDT - Onsite registration closes
May 5 10:00 AM EDT - Pond race
May 5 10:30 AM EDT - Adult races
May 5 1:00 PM EDT - Start Awards, Prizes, Food
May 5 4:00 PM EDT - End Awards, Prizes, Food