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The Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival is a three day festival celebrating everything paddling from August 11 to 13th , 2017 in Petawawa and Pembroke, Ontario (1 ½ hours west of Ottawa) along the mighty and historic Ottawa River.
Featuring kayak, canoe, outrigger and stand up paddling (SUP) races on the Ottawa River (13km, 4km or kids races). After the races there are demos and water activities, including try stand up paddling for spectators, aerial yoga, kids races, a vendors area, kids activities, paddling clinics, kayak clinics, physiotherapy tent as well as great local food and music.
Included in your registration you will receive a race shirt, (we've been told we have the best race swag-bag ever) a pile of swag, lunch & dinner, free shuttle for 13km racers to pick up your vehicle, prizes and trophies for 1st & 2nd place in a variety of categories, more music and lots of activities and fun!
Saturday is RACE DAY! The Ottawa River will host 13km (Petawawa to Pembroke) , 4km (riverside Park in Pembroke - double loops) and Kids Races. After the race there is lots to do from a vendor area, Aerial Yoga, SUP Yoga, great food, live music featuring and a night bonfire acoustic performance back by popular demand, Craig Cardiff and many other activities.
The 2nd Annual Upper Ottawa River Kayak Fishing Derby, this catch, measure, photo, release tournament is open to all anglers who fish out of human powered watercraft. Lots of SWAG, great prizes and giveaways
STAY WITH US!!!! at Riverside Park Camp Ground and enjoy the festivities and evening activities (located right at the finish line), or your choice of accommodations in either Petawawa or Pembroke.
Don't want to race Stand Up For CHEO Petawawa takes place on Sunday. Join in this great event on the Ottawa River in Petawawa and help to make a difference for the kids of CHEO. Stand Up For CHEO (SUFC) is a non-profit event sponsored by Trailhead Paddle Shack. All proceeds are donated to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Spend the day, meet fellow paddlers, promote fitness, have fun and support CHEO!
A historic canoe adventure is also available on Sunday for those interested in taking trip back in time as part of our Heritage Paddle, see the stories and paddle the picturesque islands and stop for a riverside lunch.