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Cowan Lake Paddlesport Race

May 4

Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park Annual Lake Paddlesport Race

The race is a 3 or 6-mile canoe/kayak/SUP race on beautiful Cowan Lake. Race day registration starts at 8 AM, racer meeting at 8:45 AM, race starts at 9 AM with awards at 11 AM. This race is a great race for the first time racer as well as the seasoned veteran with flat deep water.  Race day registration is just $20 per participant. Free camping available on Saturday night at the swimming beach (contact race director for info).PFD is required to be worn for all racers during the race. Video by Fred Haaserfrom 2017 race:  https://vimeo.com/226746406

Races: 6 mile and 3 mile events / USCA Sanctioned / Additional info on signup form

  • Awards for top 3 finishers in each class!
  • Last Ohio race before the State Championships!
  • Free On-site camping available (contact race director for details)
  • Adult/youth Canoe class Canoes, Paddles, and PFDs can be provided at no extra charge. Contact the race director by July 15th if you would like to borrow a canoe for this race.



  • Registration 8:00 AM
  • Race Safety Meeting at 8:45 AM
  • Race Start at 9:00 AM
  • Awards at 11:00 AM
  • Location: Cowan Lake State Park; Cowan Lake Public Beach; 1021 Yankee Road; Wilmington, OH 45177





May 4
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Race Organizer

Greg Bechtel
513 356 2034
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Camping / Lodging
Free camping at Public Beach on Saturday night – contact race director for info. This race is part of Cowan Lake Fest and for a list of weekend activities go to www.cowanlakestatepark.com/lake-fest.html.


Cowan Lake State Park
1021 Yankee Rd
Wilmington, OH 45177 United States
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