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The 35th Annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race
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The 35th Annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race
The 35th Annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race

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When: Saturday June 6
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Old Mill Park
2410 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401
United States
Chris Stec


The 35th annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race (GRWCR) is designed to be both a competitive or a relaxed event and is family and pet friendly. This classic Fredericksburg event always occurs on the first Saturday in June.  

Proceeds from this annual race support:

Races Include:

  • Flatwater Youth Race (100 yards, Free) - Canoe, Kayak or SUP
  • Flatwater SUP Race - BIC SUP One Design Challenge
  • Flatwater SUP Race (1 mile) - Sprint Race
  • Flatwater SUP Race (3 miles) - Distance Race 
  • Whitewater SUP (1 mile) - Sprint Race
  • Whitewater SUP (1 mile) - Head to Head Race
  • Whitewater Downriver (5 mile) - Canoe & Kayak Race
  • Whitewater Sprint (1 mile) - Canoe & Kayak Race
  • Canoe Poling (Clinic & Race)
  • Scout Challenge (tandem canoe race for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts & Venture Scouts)


  • $15 - 1st Race (Adult)
  • $7   - 1st Race (Junior - 17 & younger; & Scout Challenge)
  • $7   - Each Additional Race
  • $5   - Insurance Fee for non-ACA members
   Race Day
  • $20 - 1st Race (Adult)
  • $10 - 1st Race (Junior - 17 & younger; & Scout Challenge)
  • $10 -  Each Additional Race
  • $5   - Insurance Fee for non-ACA members
  • Online registration will be available in early May
  • Paper Registration Form (Word / PDF) - bring with you to Race HQ at Old Mill Park
  • On-site registration will be at Old Mill Park, starting at 7:30am on race day
  • If you are not an ACA member, please consider joining the ACA, or you will need to pay an additional $5.00 Insurance Fee

Cancellation & Venue Change:
  • In the event that the Rappahannock River is running at a high level, the races will either be moved to another section of the river which might not contain any whitewater, or the race might be cancelled.  There will be no rain date.  In the event of a cancellation, registration funds will be refunded upon written request.  If the race must be relocated to another section of river or cancelled, this webpage will be updated and an email will be sent to those who have registered online.
Race Sponsors / Partners:
  • 2015 Sponsors 
  • Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!
Race Results:

Thank you for your support!

The local volunteer Race Committee sincerely hopes that everyone has a good time and enjoys their day on the river!



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