Canoochee Paddle Race

Ogeechee Riverkeeper will host the Canoochee Paddle Race on Saturday, April 13, 2024 in Evans County, Georgia. The racers will begin at noon, with fun paddlers to follow.

Registration is open now.

The race will take place along approximately seven miles of the Canoochee River, from Brewton Bridge to Rocks River Bridge Landing.

Rocks River Bridge Landing will also serve as the headquarters for the winners circle, awards presentation, food vendors, and entertainment. Everyone is welcome to come cheer for the racers and enjoy a day out by the river. Entertainment will include live music from Chris Stalcup!

Chris Stalcup

Stalcup is a Georgia-based country singer and songwriter. His music has been described as “a bonfire raging behind some small-town dirt-road shanty, of a band valiantly laying bare its soul while everyone dances wildly.”

Paddlers of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes are welcome to compete. Non-racing paddlers are also welcome to follow the route after racers have started.

Entrants will receive a vessel identifier, map and official race t-shirt. Registrants will receive packet pick-up information via email. 

ORK does not provide vessels or equipment. Personal flotation devices are required for each participant. Entry is limited and pre-registration is required

Entry is $50 per person

There is no cost to come to come cheer for the paddlers and enjoy a day out by the river.

Start Line:
Brewton Bridge Landing on HWY 169: 32.202245, -81.953692
Finish Line:
Rocks River Landing on HWY 301: 32.184196, -81.889276


– Do I have to pay if I’m a “fun” paddler and not racing?

Yes. The fee pays for one official race shirt person, safety personnel, and other costs associated with putting on the event. A limited number of additional shirts will be available for purchase at the event as well. Full-price registrations also include one-year of a household membership with ORK!

– How will I get back to my car after the race?

If you don’t have a friend to move your car to the finish line, there will be shuttles for the paddlers.

Race categories

  • Top 3 finishers (single kayak) and top 3 canoe/tandem finishers (timed)
  • Funkiest costume – participants are encouraged to dress up
  • Most creative boat – participants are encouraged to decorate their vessels
  • Dynamic Duo – an award for a team of paddlers in a single vessel
  • Lazy River Award – an award for the paddler with the slowest time

Thanks to: 

Evans County Commissioners
Evans County Sheriff’s Office
Evans County Board of Education
Chris Stalcup
Janet Strozzo Anderson
Rolly’s Taqueria
Norburg Chiropractic
Southeast Sanitation
Claxton Poultry



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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm



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