Weekend Events

Friday Night

The Town of Connellsville Welcome Paddlers Party and Packet Pickup.


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.

Race Day Saturday

The kayak race will start at the  Connellsville Launch ramp. PFD's required at all times during the race. Spectators can follow along the Youghiogheny Trail.

PA launch permits required for all kayaks and canoes. Out of state registrations will be accepted. Check the PA Fish & Boat Commission website for more info. Boat Registration will be available at packet pickup for $10.


Packet pickup and day of registration 7-9am

Race starts at 10:00am

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

Sunday Events

Join at Performance Kayak to meet the Stellar Kayak & Surfski engineers and designers for a walk through on how the kayaks are made and the performance design. We will have lunch, raffles, giveaways and kayak demo's or bike the GAP Trail at Performance Kayak. Shuttles will also be available.