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Middleburgh Canoe Race set for Saturday

Written By Cicero on 4/23/15 | 4/23/15

The Middleburgh Sloughter Canoe/Kayak Race will take place on April 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. This 5 mile downriver race takes place on the majestic Schoharie Creek.  Registration and starting line will be at the Fultonham parking area on Rt. 30 in the town of Fulton (about 14 miles south of Interstate 88). The finish line is at the new Middleburgh pavilion in Timothy Murphy Park, just south of the intersection of Routes 145 & 30.

This course is better suited to well-used stock and rec boats than to newer carbon pro-boats.  A well-worn comp cruiser would be a good choice, also. Of course, downriver kayaks are made for this race. With the high water this year, it should be fast and exciting.

Managed by the Middleburgh Rotary Club in coordination with MCS Booster Club, West Fulton Rod & Gun Club, Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club, Knights of Columbus, Boy Scout Troop 2, and support from State Parks in our area.

Refreshments will be sold at the Timothy Murphy Park (finish line).

There will be 9 classes: Canoe – 2men, 2women, man/woman, Adult/Student (under 19), Kayak – Man, Woman, Student(<19)Male, Student(<19) Woman - Cruiser

The race is run on a 5+ mile strip of the Schoharie Creek from a parking area on Route 30 to the bridge at Middleburgh. Depending upon the weather the trip can be adventuresome (fast with high water) or just fun (not so much water).

The race was sponsored by the Middleburgh Rotary Club in the 70s and 80s and was “restarted” in 2014. The 2014 event was well received with more than 100 participants, good weather and good water.

For more information about registration forms and applications, please contact James Spencer at or 518-827-4448.
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