Cancelled in 2020 - see omckra.com for @home exercises and updates
Awards and prizes from local vendors, hot food (and cold beer) at Four Fathers Brewery after the races. Paddlers come from as far away as Burrel Boom, Belize and Michigan, USA with many local Hespelerites as well.
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.
Registration online or onsite 8:30-9:30
Pond race 10AM, main races start 10:30
20 km (4 loops) HPK 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 U14 (kids) open class
Thank you to our volunteers!
Cost is per paddler $25 until April 6 then $30 . $5 discount for OMCKRA members.
Cost for Pond race is $5 per paddler and is for U14 aged paddlers.
FOOD, PRIZES, AWARDS @ FOUR FATHERS BREWERY AFTER THE RACES
Jacobs landing, Hespeler (Cambridge), Ontario N3C, Canada