This is one of the premier canoe race weekends in the state. There are events appropriate for the local recreational racer and teams of recreational paddlers in the relay. There is also top-level international level competition in solo and tandem racing canoes and kayaks.
The 12 and 14-mile courses are among the most challenging on the marathon race circuit. All races are on the Grasse River, with the start and finish (except Friday) at Taylor Park, Canton NY.
The registration and start line are at the Rt. 21/Herman-Pyrites Rd. Bridge over the Grasse River near Pyrites NY. The finish is at Willow Island in downtown Canton.