The Red River Paddle Challenge is a 44 kilometer (~27 miles) long distance paddling race on the Red River beginning in Winnipeg, Manitoba and ending down river in Lockport, Manitoba. We welcome all types of paddling craft, including kayaks, canoes, surfskis, outrigger canoes, stand up paddleboards, voyageur canoe, or other craft. If you don’t see your preferred boat/board class listed here, please contact us.
All racers are required to attend a safety briefing at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, which will also offer time for questions. The race starts at 9 a.m. sharp. Racers must check in at three checkpoints on the route. The checkpoints are for supply, support and logistics and they also have cut-off times. Read about checkpoint locations on the Rules page. All checkpoints are rolling: Racers need not exit their boat, but they are responsible for assuring checkpoint staff have recorded them.
Please call or email us to schedule a lesson or if you have any questions.
The Rice Creek Boat Club