Seneca Monster Canoe and Kayak RaceS:

the Classic and the Challenge

Seneca Monster Classic

Sept 28, 2019

13 mile race on the beautiful Seneca-Cayuga canal, Seneca County, New York

This late-season canal race attracts top-level canoe, kayak, and surf-ski athletes. Enjoy the first touch of fall with a great, cheerful end of season event.

Most of the course is on the Seneca-Cayuga canal, about 30-50 yards wide, with very little current. There is a limited open water section, but Seneca can be... a monster.

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Seneca Monster Classic Details

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

    • Location: RiverPark Commons 1310 Waterloo-Geneva Road, Waterloo, NY.
    • Distance: 13 miles. See the course map on this site. No carries.
    • Registration: On-site registration 9AM-10AM. Advanced registration coming soon.
    • Start: Paddler's meeting 10:30AM. First Wave starts at 11AM
    • Entry Fee: $25
    • Contact: Jeff -- j . l . hogue @
    • Classes: Most standard NYMCRA classes .
    • Course Type: Open water and flat water. NOTE: Includes 4 miles across the sometimes formidable Seneca Lake.

Course Description: (map)

The loop starts in the Seneca-Cayuga canal, crosses Seneca Lake near the north shore, re-enters the Seneca-Cayuga canal, and ends at the starting point.

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