2022 Ottawa River Paddle Challenge
2022 Ottawa River Paddle Challenge
2022 Ottawa River Paddle Challenge

2022 Ottawa River Paddle Challenge

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After two years of reduced capacity, we're excited to welcome you all back to the Ottawa River Canoe Club for the annual Ottawa River Paddle Challenge (ORPC). Taking place on September 10, 2022 participants will have the opportunity to put their paddling skills to the test! We are so excited to announce that this year's ORPC is brought to you by our friends over at ColdWater Canoe!

Once again, lunch and race shirts will be provided!

Participants will have the choice to race in three races.  You may choose one or more of the following:
  • 100 m knockout
  • single boat
  • crew boat

Race Length

  • OC & Surfski: 12KM
  • SUP: 8KM or 4KM

***Please note that all participants must wear a Transport Canada-approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD). If you do not have one, ORCC can provide a PFD at no additional charge on a first come first serve basis.


  • Sept 8 and Before: $65.00
  • Sep 9 Onwards: $85.00

Shirt Size

  • Shirt size can only be guaranteed for registrations made prior to August 1st 


Registration 7:00 - 8:00 AM

7:00 AM: Check-in table opens (By portable in the lower parking lot)

8:00 AM: Check-in table closes

Pre-Race Briefing

8:15 AM: Pre-race information for all participants

Event Start Times

8:30 AM: 100M knockout start

    • All small craft (all singles)

9:45 AM: Course brief for the long course

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM:  Single and crew boat races

    • The schedule will accommodate participation in knockout, single boat race, and crew boat races (i.e., you may race single boat race in am and crew boat in pm or vice versa)

2:30 PM: awards