Come Race With Us

The dates for the 2013 Race have been posted with information - click 'about the race' or scroll down to view more information

About the Black River Canoe & Kayak Race

Started in June of 2008, the Black River Canoe & Kayak race has drawn a growing number of racers from across Michigan to compete. Amateurs and Pro's alike, everyone's welcome to participate.

Our race this year will take place on June 1st, 2013 at the Riverside Boat Launch in Port Huron where I-94 crosses the Black River.

Race Costs

C2 Race - $30.00/boat

C1 Race - $15.00/boat

Business/Amateur - $10.00/person
this is the local business & amateur canoe/kayak race

Race Results

2012 Race Results

click here to download a PDF

Lodging Information

For those staying in Port Huron for the race events, we have arranged for special rates through Quality Inn & Suites.

1720 Hancock Street
Port Huron, MI, 48060
810-987-5999

If you'd prefer to camp, the Port Huron Township Park is taking 10% off the normal rate - just mention you're part of the race. You can visit their website here.

For Port Huron racers and families, free camping is available at Ralph Scofield's home on Friday and Saturday nights. On the River approximately 10 miles NW of the race site. They have lots of parking, lawn and water and have limited facilities available.

Call Ralph at 810-385-2790 or 810-523-2100 with any questions and to let him know how many to expect.

Race Information

May 18, 2013Black River Cleanup

June 1, 2013Race Day


10:00amRegistration

11:00amC2 Race

2:00pmBusiness/Amateur

2:30pmC1 Race

Pictures from last year's event

Race Information

May 18, 2013Black River Cleanup

June 1, 2013Race Day


10:00amRegistration

11:00amC2 Race

2:00pmBusiness/Amateur

2:30pmC1 Race

Race Sponsors



Race Parters

Contact the Race Team

To contact the race team, you can get in touch with our event coordinator Jim Wier - at jwier@raceblackriver.com.

Race Information

May 18, 2013Black River Cleanup

June 1, 2013Race Day


10:00amRegistration

11:00amC2 Race

2:00pmBusiness/Amateur

2:30pmC1 Race