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The Kingston to Ottawa 200 (K2O) race is an ultra endurance 200km marathon paddling race through a UNESCO World Heritage site. The race is on slow moving water, includes 22 portages and must be completed within 32 hours. All types of non-fixed paddle crafts are allowed in the race however, no crafts with sails or pedals are permitted. Examples of non-fixed paddle crafts are: canoes, kayaks, voyageur canoes, paddle boards, etc. Expect an incredible journey, an incredible event, and an incredible challenge.

Please visit Parks Canada’s website for more information on paddling the Rideau Canal.


Check out this year’s race coverage by Brad Jennings from Get Out There Magazine!

-”Unfortunately foul weather ultimately led to the cancellation of the race roughly halfway through the race. Race reporter Brad Jennings tackled the race, paddling close to 100km before the race was cancelled.”



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