Tom's River Paddle Race 2017

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!

8AM- Registration opens- racers should check in and register if not pre registered. Also pick up number, sign waiver and get t-shirt if with in first 40 registered. 

8:30AM- Down River Race shuttles start and continue every 45 minutes there after. Your shuttle time will be confirmed via e-mail. ALL RACERS MUST HAVE A P.F.D.

10AM- The 4 mile Open Water race begins, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior. ALL RACERS MUST HAVE A P.F.D.

11AM- The 6 mile Open Water race begins, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior. ALL RACERS MUST HAVE A P.F.D.

12PM- Lunch provided by the Girl Scouts of Ocean County.

1:30PM- Awards ceremony.

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Paul Eschbach5Surfski SingleOpen (All Ages)All
Denny Newborn4KayakOpen (All Ages)Guy
Fred Linkhart2KayakMasters 40+Guy
Mark Lacey1SUP 14' & UnlimitedAllGuy
Andrew Geres3SUP 14' & UnlimitedAllGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

All racers meet at the Toms River Bridge parking lot located at Irons Street (Rt 166) and State Highway 527, Toms River, NJ.   From the Garden State Parkway Exit 81 take West Water Street (Rt 527) east to the 3rd street on Right- Irons Street, turn right and parking lot is on the left.                                                 


Aug 27, 2017


Toms River, NJ