Seneca Monster Canoe and Kayak RaceS

Seneca Monster Classic

a flatwater race on the beautiful Seneca-Cayuga canal, Seneca County, New York

October 10, 2021

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

Most of the course follows the Seneca-Cayuga canal, about 40 yards wide, with very little current. There is a limited open water section in the Classic race, but Seneca can be... a monster, and that stretch can be rough.

2020 Monster Results and Photos

2021 Seneca Monster Classic Course Description:

Start in the Seneca-Cayuga canal at Oak Island in Waterloo, briefly enter Seneca Lake, then return back to Oak Island Park in Waterloo, NY.


the MonsteR Challenge


A legendary open water challenge (on hiatus)

All the way from Watkins Glen to Geneva in one go. Date tbd, 2022 (not this year).

Congratulations to Joe Schlimmer and Michael Schlimmer for laying down the initial time to beat: 6 hours, 41 minutes, and 25 seconds

Past events Sanctioned By:

United States Canoe Association

A great org leading the nationwide paddling community.

USCA red white and blue emblem

Past Sponsors

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