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The Youth Race is a short, free and fun canoe/kayak/SUP race that occurs on the first Saturday in June each year in conjunction with the Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race (GRWCR).

  • All Youth are welcome!
Race Course:
  • Rappahannock River
  • Distance: 100 yards along the bank at Old Mill Park

Age Classes for Boys & Girls

  • 10 and under
  • 11-13
  • 14-17 


  • Kayaks are provided courtesy of the Virginia Outdoor Center
    • Or, you can bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP
  • The Fredericksburg Fire Department's River Rescue Team will provide safety
  • Youth must register (no cost) online or on-site
  • Waivers must be signed


  • Online registration will open on April 13th
  • On site registration: before 3pm

2017 Information:

  • Race Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
  • Location: Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg, VA
  • On-site Registration: before 3pm
  • Racer Meeting: 3:30pm
  • Race Starts: 4:00pm

Additional information, including maps, registration and waivers can be found at:


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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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Phone: 540-907-4460
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