Kumu'ohu Challenge 2018

The members of the Washington Canoe Club are pleased to invite you to the 14th Annual Kumu'ohu Challenge on the Potomac River. This is both the season opening race of the East Coast Outrigger Racing Association sanctioned OC1/OC2 points series and the Mid-Atlantic SUP racing season.  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.  

The race course is on the relatively protected water of the Potomac River, beginning and ending in front of the Washington Canoe Club on the beautiful Georgetown waterfront. The OC1/OC2, surfski, and sea kayak course will be 15 km, while the SUP and sprint canoe/kayak course will be 8 km. Note: Both races will be run concurrently.

Each participant must have in his possession a PFD, Type I, II, III, or V approved by either the US Coast Guard or the District of Columbia and each boat must have at least one whistle while on the water. Please plan accordingly. In addition, SUP paddlers are encouraged to wear leashes.

Results will be posted on this website at the conclusion of the race.  

Parking:  Parking is not available at WCC for members or guests.  There is ample pay parking along the Georgetown waterfront.  In addition to the limited street parking, there are several parking garages available. Parking garage information can be found at http://www.georgetowndc.com/transportation/parking.

Allow extra time for parking and walking to the race venue.  See schedule for times when there will be someone at the WCC gate to assist with boat/board drop off.

Registration:  Last Day of registration is Tuesday, April 10th. There will be no race-day registration.  Please register for the race online.  

**UPDATE: Registration is fixed! If you weren't able to register before, please try again!!**

Raffle: We will have a few special items to raffle off... bring some cash to participate.

Shirts for sale:Technical T-shirts for men and tank tops for women will be available for purchase at the race. They are $25 each but we can only accept cash or a check made payable to Friends of the Washington Canoe Club. 

Saturday, April 14

8:00-9:45 AM:  Boat/board drop off and race check in
        10:00 AM:  Race start
          1:00 PM:  Award ceremony and lunch 

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Bill Hoker1Surfski SingleGolden Masters 60+Guy
Steve Dullack3OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Sean Havens4OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Tim Manning6OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Blaise Rhodes7OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Martin Lowenfish11OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Kelly Rhodes, Dan Havens12OC-2Masters 40+Mixed
Kyle Kosinski13OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Nathaniel Day14OC-1Masters 40+Guy
William Woodruff15Surfski SingleGolden Masters 60+Guy
Tom Cooney16OC-1Golden Masters 60+Guy
Troy Pham19OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Betsy Ray, Katie Peck20OC-2Open 20-39Girl
James Dunbar23OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Dale Andrade25OC-1Golden Masters 60+Guy
Liz Wissner, Coralie Miller26OC-2Masters 40+Girl
Greg Jones27Surfski SingleSr. Masters 50+Guy
Chung Ha28Sea KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Natasha Quiroga29OC-1Open 20-39Girl
Cynthia Brock30OC-1Sr. Masters 50+Girl
Tom Dziadkowiec31OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Scott Parsons35OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Gil Ross, Linda Lensch37OC-2Sr. Masters 50+Mixed
William Rhodes, Theresa Haught38OC-2Sr. Masters 50+Mixed
Matt Schoener39Surfski SingleSr. Masters 50+Guy
Kenny Nguyen, Vu Deo41OC-2Masters 40+Guy
Christopher Sleat44Surfski SingleSr. Masters 50+Guy
Emily Harris47OC-1Masters 40+Girl
Luke Rhodes50OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Jason Phipps53OC-1Open 20-39Guy
Becca Pinkus, Cheryl Zook54OC-2Open 20-39Girl
Charlie Johnson55OC-1Golden Masters 60+Guy
Burton Heiss, Quincy Ayscue56OC-2Masters 40+Guy
Elizabeth Pennisi, Matthew Butcher57OC-2Sr. Masters 50+Mixed
Johannes Wehebrink59OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Lisa Ramm, Linda Aragon61Surfski DoubleOpen 20-39Girl
Erik Werner, Sajan Lama62OC-2Open 20-39Guy
Steven Lee64OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Paul Colasito66OC-1Masters 40+Guy
Griff Hall67Sea KayakGolden Masters 60+Guy
Jay Losiewicz5SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Matt Jones9SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Michaela Carpenter10SUP 14'Open 18-49Girl
Scott Jorss17SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Meredith Jorss18SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Mary Howser21SUP 14'Open 18-49Girl
Paul Hummer22SUP 14'Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Josette Lata24SUP 14'Open 18-49Girl
Charlie Martel32SUP 14'Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Laura Jones33SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Alejandro Schwedhelm34SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Dave Wacht36SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Guy
Robert Bowman40SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Mark Sanfacon42SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Erin Kundolf43SUP 14'Open 18-49Girl
Christopher Norman45SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Brenda Norman46SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Girl
Joe Ward48SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Jeff Mcintyre51SUP 14'Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Jeff Sanfacon52SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
Karen Apollony60SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Tracy Cullinane63SUP 12'6"Open 18-49Girl
Tony Moynagh65SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Devin Maier68SUP 14'Open 18-49Guy
John Lederer8K1Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Paulo Ferreira, Victoria Stocker, Becca Schuette, Erin Rhodes49C4Junior 17&UMixed

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

15K Race:  The start line will be a line from the timers on the WCC dock to a buoy in the river. After starting, paddle along the Virginia shore behind Roosevelt Island, continue downstream past 14th St. Bridge and turn counterclockwise on the first red channel marker on the DC side of the river. Remain on the DC side of the river back toward WCC. Continue upstream, turn on the buoy at "mile rock" (don't cut short and hit the rock!) and paddle back to WCC, finishing at the WCC dock.

8K Race:  The start line will be a line from the timers on the WCC dock to a buoy in the river. After starting, paddle along the Virginia shore behind Roosevelt Island, continue downstream and turn around the second arch on the Virginia side of Memorial Bridge. Then work your way to the buoy in front of the Kennedy Center and follow DC shore back to WCC. Continue upstream, turn on the buoy at "mile rock" (don't cut short and hit the rock!) and paddle back to WCC, finishing at the WCC dock.

We reserve the right to change the course due to river conditions on the morning of the race.

Click here to see an image of the race course.
3700 Water Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007


Apr 14, 2018


Washington, DC