Seneca Monster Canoe and Kayak RaceS

Seneca Monster Classic

a flatwater 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.

2019 Photos - 2019 Results

2019 Course Description: (map)

The loop starts in the Seneca-Cayuga canal at Waterloo, briefly enters Seneca Lake, then returns back to Oak Island Park in Waterloo, NY.


the MonsteR Challenge


A legendary open water challenge

All the way from Watkins Glen to Geneva in one go.

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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