Support crews CLICK HERE for detailed driving directions to each lock station.
Support crews CLICK HERE for directions to the racer boat pick up location at the END of the race.
The Kingston to Ottawa 200 is a supported paddling marathon. Support crews are strongly recommended for all racers. Support crews are permitted to provide racers with food, drinks, medicine, clothing, moral support, and other items to fatigued paddlers during the race. Their help can mean the difference between scratching and finishing the race. Racers and their support crews should develop a strong race plan well ahead of time to ensure that aid and supplies will be available when needed. Therefore, support crews will need to be at each lock station ahead of their racing team. All lock stations are easily accessible by road and support crews may only provide assistance within the boundaries of each lock station. Support crews for both Adventure and Competitive class teams may not meet paddlers outside of lock stations during the race.
Portaging Support for Adventure Class Racers – Support crews may provide portaging assistance to Adventure class racers only. This includes helping to lift their craft out of the water, portaging it around the lock station, and placing the craft back in the water. Portaging devices (e.g. portaging trailers) are allowed to be used by Adventure class racers and their support crews and are not required to be carried by the racer.
Portaging Support for Competitive Class Racers – Support crew assistance of any form which would help the progress of a craft on the race course is not permitted. This rule includes but is not limited to, portaging, lifting a craft out of water, pushing or pulling a craft. Portaging devices (e.g. portaging trailers) are permitted to be used by Competitive class racers only if carried with the craft throughout the duration of the race.
Book with Comfort Inn Kingston at Hwy 401 located only 9 minutes away from the K2O start line location (Douglas Fluhrer Park). Mention that you are a K2O participant while booking and receive over 10% off of their standard room rate. Rest up well with a comfortable bed and a nice full breakfast before you get your paddle on!
Comfort Inn Kingston Hwy 401 ON
55 Warne Crescent
Kingston, Ontario – Ahoy Rentals has canoes and kayaks available for rental to use in the K2O. Please visit/contact Ahoy Rentals for more details.
Ottawa, Ontario – Jenda PaddleSports has canoes, kayaks, and SUPs available for rental to use in the K2O. Please visit/contact Jenda PaddleSports for more details.
Ottawa, Ontario – Trailhead Paddle Shack has canoes, kayaks, and SUPs available for rental to use in the K2O. Please visit/contact Trailhead Paddle Shack for more details.
Toronto, Ontario – Kayak Sport Canada has kayaks and surf skis available for rental to use in the K2O. Please visit/contact Kayak Sport Canada for more details.
Additional outfitters and available rental boats in the area will be listed on this page.