Voyageur Landing Race

Sunday June 18, 2023    

Voyageur Landing Forest Preserve, Elgin IL

Race information

Come and challenge your canoe, kayak, racing skills at the Illinois Paddling Council Voyageur Landing Race at Voyageur Landing Forest Preserve, Elgin IL (50 Airport Rd., Elgin, IL, 60123). This is a 8 mile upstream downstream race so no shuttling is required because the race starts and ends in the same location.

The Race starts downstream .5 miles to a counterclockwise turn around the first island. It then heads upstream 4 miles to the Carpentersville Bridge. Turns around any of the bridge's abutments and heads downstream to Voyager Landing for the finish. Total mileage about 8 miles. (See race course diagram below on this page)

Hot dogs will be served after the race and are included with the registration.

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.

Race Schedule

8:30AM - Registration Opens

9:45AM - Safety Meeting

10:00AM - Race Starts

After Race - Lunch (Hot Dogs Provided) and Awards 

No Shuttling - race starts and ends in the same location.

Race Contact Info

Kevin Bradley


Phone: (847)387-0836

Illinois Paddling Council Race Boat Classes

C1 Men

C1 Woman

C1 Masters

C2 Jr (Under 18 years old)

C2 Mixed

C2 Standard

K1 Downriver Kayak

K1 Sea Kayak

K1 Olympic

K1 Open racing Kayak (any racing kayak)

C2 Women 


Recreational /Stock Alum 

C2 Men's

C2 Master's (over 40)

K2 open

If your boat does not fit into one of these classes a class will be made for it.

Voyageur Landing Race Course

 Note: The course maybe modified due to river conditions on the day of the race. Details will be at the Safety Meeting.

Course Overview

Race Starts by heading down stream to the island. Turn counter clock wise and head to upstream to the turn-around bridge in Carpentersville.

Turn-around bridge in Carpentersville Main Street at Otto Engineering. After turning around a bridge abutment head down stream back to the finish.

Turn around bridge overview

Race Results