Triple Crown of Canoe Racing

The Triple Crown of Canoe Racing recognizes the top performances by marathon canoe racers who compete at North America’s three most prestigious marathon canoe races:

  • The General Clinton Canoe Regatta – staged Memorial Day weekend on New York’s
    Susquehanna River – a one-day, non-stop 70 mile race from Cooperstown, home of the
    Baseball Hall of Fame, to Bainbridge, New York.
  • The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon – North America’s toughest & richest non-stop canoe race, staged from Grayling to Oscoda on Northern Michigan’s famed AuSable River during the last full weekend of July.
  • La Classique de Canots de la Mauricie – staged Labor Day weekend on central Quebec’s majestic St. Maurice River – a three-day, three-stage race from La Tuque to Trois Rivieres, Quebec.
Marathon canoe racing on the grand scale of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing events is an action-packed spectator favorite, with the competitors maintaining a torrid pace of 50 to 80 paddle strokes per minute and featuring pitched competition, frenzied running portages and spills, which all take their toll on the contestants.

These world-class canoe racing events generate national and international media interest and exposure. Triple Crown news reports have been carried worldwide by cable and satellite TV sports and news services. National print media have recognized the unique interest and appeal of these canoe racing spectacles.

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Race History