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58th Annual Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race

Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race

Be part of history when the Mid-Am celebrates its 58th running. Experience the excitement of paddling the scenic Fox River while enjoying this classic tradition that dates back to the 1960s. Paddlers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Two race lengths are offered with start lines in St. Charles (10 miles) and Batavia (6 miles) both finishing with a post-race lunch party and awards ceremony at Prisco Community Center/McCullough Park – 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora. Pre-race pickup will also be available at the Prisco Community Center on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.

With 20 different divisions – 11 for canoes, 8 for kayaks and an open (non-competitive) division – there’s a fit for everybody, and awards to the top three boats in every division.

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Race Day Information Booklet


Canoe Divisions

  • Junior Boys, Girls or Mixed – Any canoe type; both paddlers must be 17 or younger
  • Adult/Youth – Any canoe type; adult must be 30 or older; youth must be 14 or younger
  • Women’s Competitive – 18 years and older; maximum boat length 18-6
  • Men’s Competitive – 18 years and older; maximum boat length 18-6
  • Women Masters – 40 years and up; maximum boat length 18-6
  • Men Masters – 40 years and up; maximum boat length 18-6
  • Century – Two paddlers, combined age 100 or more
  • Mixed Couple – Man-and-woman team; any age
  • Recreation – All ages; any canoe type
  • Single Paddler – One paddler; single-blade paddle, no Olympic specs
  • Unlimited – Any racing boat outside specifications of other classes, including ICF boats

Kayak Divisions

  • Women’s Short – Any kayak up to 15 feet; no downriver or racing kayaks
  • Men’s Short – Any kayak up to 15 feet; no downriver or racing kayaks
  • Women Masters Short – 40 years and up; any kayak up to 15 feet; no downriver or racing kayaks
  • Men Masters Short – 40 years and up; any kayak up to 15 feet; no downriver or racing kayaks
  • Women’s Long – Any sea kayak up to 18 feet, excluding ICF kayaks, ICF trainers and surf skis
  • Men’s Long – Any sea kayak up to 18 feet, excluding ICF kayaks, ICF trainers and surf skis
  • Tandem – All ages; any tandem paddler kayak
  • Unlimited – Any single-paddler kayak, including ICF kayaks, ICF trainers, surf skis and USCA specified downriver kayaks

Open Divison

  • Open – Non-competitive; no award given; any canoe or kayak; assistance is allowed on portages

Gold Sponsor

PDC 30

 

 

 

Silver Sponsors

Konen Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Sponsor

Chrio One

 

Details

  • Date: Sunday, June 2 9am – 2pm

Venue

  • Address: McCullough Park 150 W. Illinois Ave. Aurora, IL 60506 United States
  • Phone: 630-859-8606

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