Weekend Events

Friday Night

The Town of Connellsville Welcome Paddlers Party and Packet Pickup.

Connellsville Boat Ramp 325 N First St, Connellsville, PA 15425

Packet pickup 4-7pm

Spaghetti dinner 4-7 $8 

There will be a packet pickup, music and food. Great time to socialize and get more info on the race.

River Gauge at 4.5-5 is ideal for any boat https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?03083500

Race Day Saturday


The kayak race will start at the  Connellsville Launch ramp. 


Connellsville Boat Ramp 325 N First St, Connellsville, PA 15425

Additional Parking at 805 Torrance Ave, Connellsville, PA or 

  310 N 3rd St. Connellsville.

Packet pickup and day of registration 7-9am

Race starts at 10:00am

 Note for Saturday Morning.
No.1 PFD's must be worn at all times during the race.
No.2 There will be boat checks. For length for proper class registration,
No.3 absolutely no alcohol on the boat you are racing. (we will be checking)
No. 4 Sounding device (whistle) with each PFD. All PA Fish & Boat regulations apply.    
No. 5 with the water temperatures we recommend minimum a wetsuit for for the race.
There will be Fire dept rescue boats on the course. 

At Mile 14 there will be a shuttle van and trailer for anyone that need to pull out for any reason and will shuttle you to the start or finish

Finish line will be at the West Newton VFD. and Bloom Brew

Join in for the after Race Party and awards with music, food, great beer and socializing 

location of race start https://www.google.com/maps/place/Yough+River+Park/@40.0210612,-79.5965704,15z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xf8bc57714dfd76ec!2sConnellsville+Boat+Launch!8m2!3d40.0210612!4d-79.5965704!3m4!1s0x88352523c3a79083:0x3636d22fdadca1b0!8m2!3d40.020709!4d-79.5982915

Race Finish is at 100 Riverside Dr A, West Newton, PA 15089

Sunday Events


Join at Performance Kayak for demos of many brands. The Stellar Kayak & Surfski engineers and designers will be on hand for a walk through on how the kayaks are made and the performance design.