The Sprint, sponsored by Assante Capital Management, is intended to be fun for families, intermediate paddlers and racers, excited to conquer this quest. Starting and finishing at Beavermead Park, racers will paddle up and back on the Trent Severn Waterway with 4 portages in total.

Course Description: From the start line on Beavermead Beach, you will paddle just under 2 kms. around the Little Lake fountain to the portage at the east end of Rogers Cove. From here you portage 80 m. in distance and 3.65m in elevation. From put in, you paddle 1 km to the Lift Locks where you portage 160 m and 19.6 m in elevation to put in, at top of Lift Locks. You then paddle 2.5km to turn around and come back same distance to the top of Lift Locks. Portage the 160 m to put in at bottom of Lift Locks, paddle 1km and portage 90 m to put in at Little Lake. Finish line is just over .5k back to where you started at Beavermead Beach.


Solo racers - $60, Tandem racers - $55 per paddler

** OMCKRA members - NO addition charges - NON-Members - $8 Fee (Insurance coverage)

To become an OMCKRA member, please visit their website at:

 * If you have raced in the 10K or 50K - Your entry for the Family Race is Free


  • Registration on line before June 1st (to guarantee a shirt size)

  • Registration at Beavermead Park: June 21nd - 2pm to 8pm (cash only)

  • Registration and Race Check-in - June 22rd. 9 am to 12pm (cash only)

  • Race Briefing - 12:30 pm

  • Race Start - 1:00 pm

  • Awards - 5:00 pm



  • Stock C2 - OPEN

  • Rec Tandem Canoe - OPEN

  • Rec Solo Canoe - OPEN

  • ICF K1 - OPEN

  • Touring Kayak - Male/Female

  • SUP - Male/Female

  • Prone - OPEN


what you get with your registration

  • a race course like no other - 4 portages

  • aid station

  • awesome volunteers

  • support boats in case you need them

  • race shirt (sign up before June 1st to guarantee your size)

  • awards

  • southern style BBQ (from local restaurant)**

  • 1 locally brewed beer (beer tent)

  • live music

  • draw prizes

**Vegetarian BBQ Option available, kindly advise Race Director by email

OMCKRA - Ontario Marathon Canoe Kayak Racing Association