A new and improved version of the venerable Spokane River Canoe Classic is returning this year. Updated to reflect today’s paddling styles – canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards – this year’s event will be dedicated to the memory of Robbi Castleberry, long-time SCKC member and president, founder of the original SRCC, and a driving force in the establishment of the Centennial Trail. ~ Presented by the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club and the Spokane River Forum.
Where: McKinstry River Access Site, (Southwest of the Trent and Hamilton Streets intersection behind the former Habitat for Humanity store.)
What: 2 courses, open to all human-powered paddle craft. See course maps and descriptions here. Although we’re all familiar with the spectacular thunder of Spokane Falls in the spring, the lower flow rates and slow-moving water during August makes this area of the Spokane River suitable for all paddlers, including novices.
- 1.3 mile “Citizens” course
- 5.4 mile “Endurance” course
- Solo Canoe
- Tandem canoe
- Solo Kayak
- Tandem kayak
- Stand up paddle board
- Other paddle craft
All event participants must wear a U.S.Coast Guard-approved Type 3 PFD.
Prizes: $1000 of Mountain Gear merchandise in drawings for participants, volunteers, and overall category winners.
Tee shirts* and safety whistles to all entrants
Registration fee: $20 per participant. *Registration must be received/postmarked by August 12th to receive a tee shirt.
Packet pick-up/late registration: 11 AM to 8 PM, Friday, August 22nd at Mountain Gear retail store, 2002 N. Division St, Spokane, WA. Participants are encouraged to pick up event packets and sign waivers at this time in order to minimize delays on the morning of the event. Packets will contain tee shirts, race numbers and raffle tickets.
After you’ve finished, relax and celebrate your paddle by enjoying the offerings of on-site food trucks and a beer garden.
Proceeds benefit Spokane River access projects.