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WCC Races

Monthly Race

Mile Rock Challenge

This is a great fun race to do with kids, family, introduction to racing. There will also be some “fast people” there from the WCC racing various teams. 

In the warmer months, the Mile Rock Challenge occurs on the first Sunday of each month, from May through the final race in September. Mandatory scratch meeting at 10 am so race organizers know who is there and we can begin to seat the groups.  The first group goes off at 10:30 with the remainder in different groups soon after; fastest boats go last.

WCC Annual Races

Race details can be found on PaddleGuru. Search for the Washington Canoe Club to find all club sponsored races.



Kumu'ohu Challenge


WCC's season-opening home small boats race. In addition to outrigger and SUP, classes will include surfski, sea kayak, and ICF sprint canoe/kayak. Come celebrate the spring thaw with a great day of paddling and camaraderie in the Nation's Capital.



Middle States Regatta


This race is open to all ages and all categories of small paddle craft (ICF canoe/kayak, OC1/OC2, SUP, etc.), the morning races include 500m and 200m events and in the afternoon is an ECORA point series 10K.

Frank Havens 10K 

End of October

Annual Frank Havens 10K honoring the amazing WCC Gold Medalist Frank Havens. Race is for standard canoes only. Many Classes to choose from including Short Boat classes (up to but not including 17’ long) and Long Boat (17’ and up) All canoes must be fat, slow, non-racing, open canoes made from non-racing materials (ie., no Kevlar, carbon canoes).

10K race course on the Potomac in honor of Frankie’s Gold Medal World Record win in the C-1 10,000m distance at the Helsinki Olympics of 1952.

The Marcy Race

Late November


Race for the fun of it!  No entries... no prizes (except bragging rights). This 13K race is in honor of Marcy Garland, a longtime WCC member and prior club president who LOVED hosting and helping to run races at WCC.