Join the Anacostia River Paddle Race & Festival – October 6

Anacostia River Paddle Race

Register for the first annual Anacostia River Paddle Race | Anacostia Watershed Society

Test your paddling skills on a new course on the Anacostia River this October! Anacostia Watershed Society is proud to announce the first annual Anacostia River Paddle Race & Festival on October 6, 2012.

The 11-mile out-and-back course from The Yards Park to Bladensburg will take paddlers past Nationals Park, Navy Yard, the U.S. Capitol, and RFK Stadium and natural vistas like the National Arboretum and Kenilworth Marsh. Prizes available in canoe and kayak classes, with age group awards. Recreational paddlers are invited to try their hand at racing on a shorter 7-mile course. Wounded warriors can register for either event for free.

Registration is now open! But racing is only half the fun! Everyone is invited to enjoy an energetic festival on the banks of the river at The Yards Park. Cheer on the racers and enjoy food trucks, live music, free canoeing, and exhibits and demonstrations from outdoor retailers, generously supported by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District.

For a sneak peak of the river, take a virtual tour of the Anacostia River.