Seneca Monster Canoe and Kayak RaceS

Seneca Monster Classic

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

October 2022

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

The course follows the Seneca-Cayuga canal, which is about 40 yards wide and has gentle current. There is a limited open water section in the Classic race, but Seneca Lake can be a monster, with 30 miles of fetch.


the MonsteR Challenge


A legendary open water challenge (on hiatus)

This is a second race for the future .... 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 in our trial run: 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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