45th Annual Toms River Paddle Race
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Races consist of an 8.5 mile down river and a 4 and 6 mile open water race. The down river race is held on the Toms River from Riverwood Park to Huddy Park in the center of Toms River, N.J.. The river course is 85% slow moving, shallow freshwater with many, many turns. Solo and tandem canoes, river kayaks and a scout youth class are typical down river racers. Winning times range from 1 hour 20 mins to 2 hours 30 mins or longer. NEW FOR 2017, A YOUTH FUN RACE!- shorter 4.5 mile down river course for 16 yr. olds and younger. FREE SHUTTLE PROVIDED FOR ALL RIVER RACERS. The open water event begins with a group start and follows a 2 mile loop east of Huddy Park in a sheltered bay. IMPROVED COURSE FOR OPEN WATER RACE! The open water classes include touring kayak, surfski, outrigger canoe and recreational and racing stand up paddlleboards. And NEW FOR 2017, ROWING! Racers will compete in 4 or 6 mile distances. Winning times range from 45mins for the 4 mile and 1hour plus for the 6 mile. All 1st place winners receive a wooden paddle trophy, 2nd and 3rd place receive a race medal. FREE T SHIRT TO THE FIRST 40 RACERS REGISTERED!