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Westfield River Wildwater Races

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

One of the country’s oldest whitewater canoe races, down the Westfield River at the height of its flow, is roaring back for it’s 67th run on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Over 350 expert and novice paddlers in both  kayaks and canoes will be braving Class 3 rapids on the Westfield River. The Westfield River Watershed Association is the presenting sponsor of the race including a series of race clinics to help those new to  the sport perfect their boulder-deflecting techniques.

The race will take place on two branches of the Westfield River, which has received a designation from the National Park Service as “Wild & Scenic” due to its history and natural beauty. The US Army Corps of Engineers will be raising the water level at the Knightville Dam to add to the thrills of the event.

Spectators are welcome at key vantage points. The race starts for Experts at the Knightville Dam in Huntington at 9:30 AM. The Classic race (amateurs) begins at 11 AM in downtown Huntington, and  concludes before the waterfall in Woronoco just outside of Westfield, MA.

There will be NO day-of registration in order to accommodate new insurance guidelines.
Don’t be disappointed and left out of the event – REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Pre-registration is now open online at getmeregistered.com/westfieldraces. Registration closes 4/21/2022 at 6PM. The $35 registration fee covers the race clinics and a Paddlers Party after the race  with food available for purchase, music and entertainment to be held from 1 – 5PM at Strathmore Park in Russell MA.

For More information, contact:
Kathryn Koegel 917-805-1989 [email protected]
Hannah Brodsky 781-812-7439 [email protected]

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April 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT