30th Annual
Delaware & Raritan Canal
Paddlers' Race


Mule Barge

Sunday November 23th, 2014AD

The Sunday before Thanksgiving just like always

Until then Peace be with you.


Current Starting heats.

2013 results

The Race Director,

The Meadows Foundation and

The folks at the Blackwells Mills Canal House

would like to thank those who enjoyed this year's race with

SPECIAL thanks to:

  • Raritan RiverKeeper Bill Schultz & Lorraine McCartney
  • Checkpointers: Angelo & Chris Lovisa, Liz Shepard, Ted, Marilyn German
  •  Hillary Zaenchik (KC2HLA) , Eric Russell, Andy Hieber, Nancy Hall
  • Timer: Dave Hall
  • East Millstone First Aid Squad

    for their assistance with the race

Click HERE to complete an application

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Sponsored by

the Meadows Foundation

Call for checkpoint volunteers

We will need several people to offically log paddlers at checkpoints.
If you have a cell phone that has a web browser and would like to help
Please contact me.


The course is 10.6 miles long and takes about 2 hours. There are 3 short portages around the locks. These are on the tow path, which is graveled, and are about 100 yards long each.

The race will begin at 10:00 at the canal house on Blackwells Mills Road and finish at the historic Van Wickle house on Eastern Avenue in Franklin ( just off interstate route 287 south of Rutgers prep school).

Classes will be finalized the Thursday before the race and will be posted here. There must be at least 5 entries to establish a class. Entries not naturally occurring in an established class will be assigned to classes based on the whim of the race director.

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2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001 , 1999 , 1998 , 1997 , 1996 , 1995

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park Site

Please consider a donation to the
Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
Without their help the start of the race would not be as nice!

Blackwell's Mills Canal House
Blackwell's Mills Canal House Assoc.

Friends of Deleware Canal

Review of D&R Paddler's race from 2007

Other nearby races:

Philadelphia Fall Classic ,
Link to New Jersey Online: Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park

email: Racemaster with questions

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