Marathon Race Opportunities

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The following information is being provided for those interested in marathon racing. Marathon paddling is part of Canoe Kayak Canada’s multidisciplinary offering and can also play a key role in CKC’s Long-Term Athlete Development Plan.


Over 30 marathon events taking place across the country are currently displayed on CKC’s events calendar. There are a wide variety of races of various distances and formats. Race organizer contact details or registration websites are posted within each event.

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ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships

The 2016 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships are taking place in Brandenburg, Germany from September 16 to 18. Selection criteria has been posted since March 3 on the Selection Criteria webpage under Marathon.

Selection Criteria


Provincial Qualifiers

There are three provincial qualifiers taking place as shown below and participation is highly encouraged. The first two are only two weeks away. Additional details on those qualifiers, as they pertain to the selection process, is available here.

Date Race Location         Contact Person
May 14 BC Spring Provincial Championships (Kamloops, BC) Stanislav Marek
May 14 Marsh Mash (BradfordON) Iain Craig           
June 18 Lumsden to Craven (Lumsden, SK) Mike Vincent