Support Crews

The Kingston to Ottawa 200 is a supported paddling marathon. ***Support crews are strongly recommended for all racers.*** Support crews are permitted to provide racers with food, drinks, medicine, clothing, moral support, and other items to fatigued paddlers during the race. Their help can mean the difference between scratching and finishing the race. Racers and their support crews should develop a strong race plan well ahead of time to ensure that all aid and supplies will be available when needed. Therefore, support crews will need to be at planned lock stations ahead of their racing team. All lock stations are easily accessible by road and support crews may only provide assistance within the boundaries of each lock station. Support crews for both Adventure and Competitive class teams may not meet paddlers outside of lock stations during the race.

Portaging Support for Adventure Class Racers – Support crews can provide portaging assistance to all Adventure Class racers. This includes lifting the craft out of the water, portaging it around the lock station, and putting the craft back in the water. Portaging devices (e.g. portaging trailers) are allowed to be used by Adventure class racers and their support crews.

Portaging Support for Competitive Class Racers – Assistance of any form which would help the progress of a craft on the race course, including but not limited to, portaging, lifting a craft out of water, pushing or pulling a craft are not permitted. Assistance in holding the craft for the purpose of stabilizing the boat is permitted. While support crews may also bring portaging trailers for competitive racers, they may not assist in lifting or tying down the craft. The only exceptions to these rules are at Old Slys and Long Island lock stations where portaging assistance may be provided due to increased difficulty in navigating the terrain

Driving Directions to Each Lock Station Map Link (Google)
Race Start (Cataraqui Canoe Club) to Kingston Mills Locks #47-49 View Map
Kingston Mills Locks #47-49 to Lower Brewers (Washburn) Lock #45 View Map
Lower Brewers (Washburn) Lock #45 to Upper Brewers Locks #43-44 View Map
Upper Brewers Locks #43-44 to Jones Falls Locks #40-42 View Map
SKIP – Davis Lock #38 – NO SUPPORT CREWS ALLOWED***
Jones Falls Locks #40-42 to Chaffeys Lock #37 View Map
Chaffeys Lock #37 to Newboro Lock #36 View Map
Newboro Lock #36 to Narrows Lock #35 View Map
Narrows Lock #35 to Poonamalie Lock #32 View Map
Poonamalie Lock #32 to Smiths Falls Detached Lock #31 View Map
Smiths Falls Detached Lock #31 to Smiths Falls Combined Lock #29a View Map
Smiths Falls Combined Lock #29a to Old Slys Locks #26-27 View Map
SKIP – Edmunds Lock #25 – NO SUPPORT CREWS ALLOWED***
Old Slys Locks #26-27 to Kilmarnock Lock #24 View Map
Kilmarnock Lock #24 to Merrickville Lock #23 View Map
Merrickville Lock #23 to Clowes Lock #20 View Map
Clowes Lock #20 to Upper Nicholsons Lock #19 View Map
Upper Nicholsons Lock #19 to Burritts Rapids Lock #17 View Map
Burritts Rapids Lock #17 to Long Island Locks #14-16 View Map
Long Island Locks #14-16 to Black Rapids Lock #13 View Map
Black Rapids Lock #13 to Hogs Back Locks #11-12

**Rideau Canoe Club (Finish Line) parking lot can be used for boat pick-up only (short term)

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