This is the Unofficial Site of the Broadkill Canoe and Kayak Race. 


The 18th Annual Race was held on Saturday August 26, 2017

And the Official Results are here


The 17th Annual Race was held on Saturday August 27, 2016

And the Official Results are here

When the race organizers send them, Race results will be posted here, on the Irish Eyes website and we will make sure they go out to Delmarva Paddlers Yahoo message board too.

The Broadkill Canoe and Kayak Race sponsored by Irish Eyes

More information should be coming soon at their website, but it will be essentially the same as past years. If ain't broke don't fix it!

The 16th Annual Race will be held Saturday August 22nd.  Details to follow, but they are essentially the same as last year. 

The 16th annual Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race is just around the bend. This popular 10-mile race up the scenic and challenging Broadkill River in Milton will  take place Saturday, Aug. 22.

Paddlers with all levels of experience have a chance to test their mettle in several categories - single or tandem canoe or kayak; fast kayak; paddleboard or four-person or more canoe. Besides awards for the winners, there will be a prize for the best race costume.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Oyster Rocks with the race start at 10. The race ends in Milton’s Memorial Park.

The Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race takes place in conjunction with Bargains on the Broadkill, a festival sponsored by the Milton Chamber of Commerce with vendors, food, and the far less strenuous Great Duck Race offering cash and other prizes to the first 25 winners. Family and friends can enjoy the festival and then cheer on the canoe and kayak racers as they reach the finish line.

Racers are encouraged to preregister to guarantee they will receive a T-shirt. However, registrations are allowed the day of the race.

Each registration includes a ticket for a free burger and a beer or Bloody Mary at Irish Eyes after the race. 

Sponsors for the race are still being accepted. Individuals or businesses that wish to support this wet and wild event, should contact Maryellen Kiernan at mare@irisheyespub.com or call 302-684-8889 for further information.

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Results of the 2014 15th Annual Broadkill Canoe and Kayak Race are right here 2014 Race Results

 The 15th Annual Race will be held Saturday August 23rd.  Details to follow, but they are essentially the same as last year. 

From the Cape Gazzette August 15, 2014

The 15th annual Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race is just around the bend. This popular 10-mile race up the scenic and challenging Broadkill River in Milton will  take place Saturday, Aug. 23.

Paddlers with all levels of experience have a chance to test their mettle in several categories - single or tandem canoe or kayak; fast kayak; paddleboard or four-person or more canoe. Besides awards for the winners, there will be a prize for the best race costume.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Oyster Rocks with the race start at 10. The race ends in Milton’s Memorial Park.

The Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race takes place in conjunction with Bargains on the Broadkill, a festival sponsored by the Milton Chamber of Commerce with vendors, food, and the far less strenuous Great Duck Race offering cash and other prizes to the first 25 winners. Family and friends can enjoy the festival and then cheer on the canoe and kayak racers as they reach the finish line.

Racers are encouraged to preregister to guarantee they will receive a T-shirt. However, registrations are allowed the day of the race.

Sponsors for the race are still being accepted. Individuals or businesses that wish to support this wet and wild event, should contact Maryellen Kiernan at mare@irisheyespub.com or call 302-684-8889 for further information.

 

They are still perfecting the registration form.  We'll post a link as soon as we know.

To wet your whistle, here's a video from Jeff Firkin who was Firkin cruising in the 4 man canoe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciJdbGMTu-I

Irish Eyes is sponsoring the event benefiting the Milton Chamber of Commerce

               

 The 15th Annual Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak race will be held the fourth Saturday in August.  This is the largest canoe and kayak race on the Peninsula.   It starts with registration  at Oyster Rocks Road. North of Lewes Delaware and ends 10 miles later in Milton.  Pre register or sign up the day of the event.  Registration begins at 8:00 am.  Race starts 10:00.

Contact Irish Eyes at 302-684-5005

We've found Irish Eyes to be strategically located near the finish line.  $cheap PBR's

Irish Eyes Website

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The 14th annual Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race    

 

A big thank you to Irish Eyes for taking this race on at the last minute and doing a superb job!

 

RESULTS ARE HERE

 

haven't seen any photos or videos posted yet this year.  Send us a link delmarvakayak@comcast.net

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Results from the 13th Annual Broadkill Canoe and Kayak Race.

RACE RESULTS

 

Here they are!  These are the absolute no-shit final results.  Posted Sept 22.

Final Race Results 2012

 

We are open to your suggestions for further improvements. Send us an email at MDC110@Verizon.net 

Marc Clery has excellent photos click here

From the C-4 Team

Parts 1-2-3 of the C-4 forward facing Go-Pro camera at the Broadkill race can be found here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWuzq3nW5yc&feature=youtu.be 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca2OoooPfVM&feature=youtu.be 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo3aI0ubxIY&feature=youtu.be 

 

per Dave Armstrong: Please feel free to post/share the links.

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from the press release

The 13th annual Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race    

Saturday August 25th, 2012

Always the 4th Saturday in August unless it is not.

 

Day of Race Check-in Starts at 8:30 AM

Race Starts Promptly at 10 AM

Start - the end of Oyster Rocks Rd (off Rt 1 near Lewes)

Finish - Milton Memorial Park

 

The Milton Theatre brings the drama outdoors at the "wild & wet" 13th Annual Canoe and Kayak Race to support the future of the theatre. This popular race invites both pros and amateurs to paddle 10 miles on the beautiful, unspoiled Broadkill River for the greater glory of personal accomplishment, a bit of recognition and a medal.

 

Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. at the end of Oyster Rocks Rd. (Rd 264), which is the starting point for the race.  You may also register at this time but we recommend that you register in advance.     

Click here for 2012 Registration Form  

If you register by July 25th, you receive a free commemorative t-shirt! 

The registration form has the classes and costs. 

 

Starting Point:  The race begins at 10:00 a.m. from the end of Oyster Rocks Rd.  There is a tiny parking area at the launch site.  However, it is much better if you arrange to be dropped off.     

Map to Oyster Rocks Road

 

Finish:  The race ends at Milton's Memorial Park to the sound of thunderous applause and the presentation of medals! 

 

In Memorial Park, the Bargains on the Broadkill event will be taking place with plenty to keep fans and families entertained until (and well-after) the arrival of our paddlers.   

 

Call the Milton Theatre office at (302) 684-3400 for additional informtion.   

Call Quest Kayak (302) 745-2925 for information about rentals and the shuttle service. 

 

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12th Annual Canoe and Kayak Race on the Broadkill is

 

RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 8TH, 2011

 

Here's the 2011 results

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2010 RESULTS ARE HERE

We are updating as corrections are brought to our attention, and as of April we are still correcting data, but our aim is to get it right, sometime, soon, maybe.

We are still missing the names of 3 paddlers and I have three paddlers that I don’t have times for, including Eric.  

 Mike and Alycia did a great job of helping out the Milton Theatre volunteers.  I loved the staggered start, but I suspect it may have lead to more work for the scorers at the end.  Our hats off to anyone that undertakes organizing a race. 

So please send corrections to the results, including spelling and such to delmarvakayak@comcast.net

We do at least try to get it right.

I'll add this years race to the master composite when time permits.

 

The Official site can be found at Milton Theatre

They are the final word on all things having to do with the race.  We just report here and try to help them out with passing on the results.

 Jere's photos from 2009