Canoe, Kayak or Stand-up Paddle this Saturday at Marsh Mash


The fourth oldest canoe marathon race in Ontario, Marsh Mash, takes place this Saturday, May 14, 2022.

For over 40 years, the race has attracted canoeists, kayakers, stand-up paddlers and outrigger paddlers from across the province. Surrounding the Holland Marsh, the canal offers one of the best canoe racing routes in Ontario. This year, the pro-boat course will circle the entire marsh (28km) for the first time in 35 years!

Registration is now available online at All athletes must register online in advance. Closing of registrations Friday, May 13 at 12:00 p.m.

Athletes can check in from 8am on race day at Sovereign Grace Church (1466 5th Side Road, Bradford West Gwillimbury). An athlete briefing will take place at 9:15 a.m. before the race starts at 10:00 a.m.

​Did you know Marsh Mash isn’t just for experienced canoeists and kayakers? There are a number of classes and race distance choices, including recreational categories like the adult and children’s 6km category. Classes range from paddlers with very little canoe racing experience to very competitive paddlers.

The race continues to operate in partnership with Iain Craig and his family, and BWG’s Community Services Department. The event is sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA) and is a World Team Qualifier for the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships, as well as host of the Provincial Championships for the C2 class mixed.

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