Online registration closed Saturday at 6pm. Onsite registration Sunday 8:30 - 9:45

Jacobs Landing, Cambridge, Ontario N3C 1C2, Canada

Dam Hespeler River Race

Dam Hespeler River Race on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Hot soup from Stables Bistro, prizes from local vendors, awards, beer tasting at Four Fathers Brewery after the races. 

Race Results 2018

Race Report

Paddlers came from as far away as Burrel Boom, Belize and Lansing, Michigan with many local Hespelerites as well.   More in a bit.

About Us

The race

The Dam Hespeler race loops up and down from the Jacob’s Landing side of the Hespeler Mill Pond upstream to the historic Black Bridge. The course features the natural and beautiful Speed River with twisting river sections with swifts, currents, shallows and buoy turns. There are no portages or whitewater sections. Various classes will paddle a single 5km loop or multiple loops to make up the 10km, 15km and 20km races making the race suitable for beginners and experienced paddlers looking for distance and water current reading challenges. The purpose of the race is to promote water safety, the sport of flat water paddling and engage the community in the recreational use of the Hespeler Mill Pond and Speed River.

Classes - April 29, 2018

Registration online or onsite 8:30-9:30

Pond race 10AM, main races start 10:30

20 km (4 loops) ICF K1 men / women

15 km (3 loops) Pro C2 men / mixed; USCA C1 men; 

Stock C2 open; Stock C1 open

10 km (2 loops)  OC1 men / women; SUP open; ICF C1 men / women; 

Rec Tandem Canoe open; Touring Kayak open

5 km (1 loop)  Rec kayak short men / women; Rec Tandem Canoe open

Pond only <14 open class

Thank you to local Hespeler hero and experienced canoe rescuer Tayler Seaton - another successful rescue!

Local Hespeler hero Tayler Seaton safely retrieves submerged canoe using tiny kayak

Costs and discounts

Main races cost is $30 per paddler.  $8 discount for OMCKRA members. Additional $2 discount for online registrations using promo code DAM2 in the  5, 10, 15 and 20 km races prior to April 15.  

Cost for Pond race is $8 per paddler and is for Bantam (<14) .


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Dam Hespeler River Race

Jacobs landing, Hespeler (Cambridge), Ontario N3C, Canada

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