Pontiac Canoe and Kayak Race
Sunday July 23, 2023 Play Park, Pontiac IL
Come and challenge your canoe, kayak, racing skills at the Illinois Paddling Council Pontiac Race, located Play Park, Pontiac IL on the Vermillion River (303 E Grove St, Pontiac, IL. This is a 9 mile upstream downstream race so no shuttling is required because the race starts and ends in the same location.
The Race upstream about 4.5 miles to a counterclockwise turn around a rock. After turning around the race ends at the start line. Total mileage about 9 miles. (See race course diagram below on this page)
Registration cost is $20.
Registration is done on the Day of the Race and opens at 8:30AM.
This race counts points towards for the IPC traveling trophies.
8:30AM - Registration Opens
9:45AM - Safety Meeting
10:00AM - Race Starts
Awards after Race
No Shuttling - race starts and ends in the same location.
Race Contact Info
Illinois Paddling Council Race Boat Classes
C2 Jr (Under 18 years old)
K1 Downriver Kayak
K1 Sea Kayak
K1 Open racing Kayak (any racing kayak)
Recreational /Stock Alum
C2 Master's (over 40)
If your boat does not fit into one of these classes a class will be made for it.
Pontiac Race Course
Note: The course maybe modified due to river conditions on the day of the race. Details will be at the Safety Meeting.
4.5 Miles Upstream 4.5 Miles Down Stream Total 9 miles
Turn around at Big Rock in River (4.5 miles from the start)
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