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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 takes place on slow moving water and must be completed within 36 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, SUPs, voyageur canoes, surf skis, etc. Challenge the race as a soloist, in a team of 2 or more paddlers, or even as a relay to split up the distance. The K2O makes its mark as Ontario’s longest non-stop paddling marathon and the only race in the province to offer prize money. Expect an incredible journey, an incredible event, and an incredible challenge!

NEW THIS YEAR! Join other racers competing to finish first at the Smiths Falls detached lock station in the brand new K2O – Half marathon!

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!



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