SATURDAY 22nd June 2019 

First start:  1.00 p.m.


This event is open to paddlers of all ages and abilities

and all types of canoe:

Canadian canoes, general purpose, play boats,

sea kayaks, river racers, K1, K2.

Bring your family and friends with their canoes

and enjoy a great day out in York.

Three courses for competitive and recreational canoeists.

Everyone is sure to enjoy paddling this historic city centre course when the riverside will be crowded with tourists.

Spectators can walk each side of the river.



Participants can choose between three different distances

all on flat water.

Starting and finishing at the Millennium Bridge.


Long to Clifton Bridge (through 5 bridges and return,

7500 metres). Start 1.00pm.


Medium to Railway Bridge {through 4 bridges & return,

5000 metres). Start 1.03pm.


Short to Skeldergate Bridge (round first bridge & return,

2500 metres). Start 1.06pm.



Hand carved trophies & cups for different categories,

covering all three courses.

Prize winners are restricted to one trophy only

(excluding team trophies)



Entry forms and flyers:


or e-mail


REGISTRATION: 10.30 - 12.15p.m. at the Millennium Bridge

RACE BRIEFING: 12.20p.m. on the bank near registration

PRESENTATIONS 3.15p.m. approx. near Millennium Bridge.

SAFETY: Provided by York Canoe Club

TOILETS: 400 metres away in Rowntree’s Park

REFRESHMENTS: Cold drinks will be provided after the race

CAR PARKING: £1.00 per vehicle in Butcher Terrace field, next to Millennium Bridge

CAMPING: Camping facilities for competitors near the start in Rowntrees Park


Contact the Race Organiser for any further information

Phil Puckrin Tel: 01904 654 302.  



Directions to the start by road

Enter York on the Bishopthorpe Road via A1, A64, A19 etc.

The signs for York Racecourse will take you in the right direction. Look out for the former Terry's factory near the junction of Bishopthorpe road and Campelshon Road on the right (look for two shops on each side of the road. Butcher Terrace is

cul-de-sac leading to Rowntree's Park and the Millennium Bridge. A gate will be opened so competitors can park on the grass alongside the river. Nearest post code is YO23 1LS.


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