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2022 Race the Red Canoe & Kayak Races

Mon Aug 8, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Kayakers and Canoers wanted for the 30th Annual Race the Red! All skill levels welcome.

Three Flag Races: Choose your distance, 1.5, 3.5, or 6 miles. Participants will paddle up river to a designated turnaround point, grab a prize, and return down river to the finish.

The Course: All races begin and end at the south boat ramp at Dike East (100 2nd Street South in Fargo). The first half of each race is upstream. There are awards for 1st place in each category for each distance.

Fees: Early bird fee is $20/person. Entry fee goes up to $25/person at 5 p.m. on July 5.  A limited number of canoes, single kayaks, and tandem kayaks are available to rent for $15.

Unloading and Parking: Allow plenty of time when unloading right before the race. Drop off your vessel near the Midtown Dam South Boat Ramp, then park. Carpooling is suggested. Drop off your vessel between 12-4 p.m. to help with traffic congestion and receive a small prize. River Keepers staff will be on site to ensure security.

Best Decorated: Sign up to be in the Best Decorated contest! Each vessel will have their photo taken and posted on River Keepers Facebook and Instagram. Please arrive early to have the photo taken.


  • Canoe: Solo, Male Team, Female Team, Co-ed Team
  • Solo Kayak: Male, Female
  • Tandem Kayak: Male Team, Female Team, Co-ed Team
  • Non-traditional (rowboat, hydrobike, SUP, peddled)

Family and friends can bike/run along the entire course on the Fargo Park District’s trail system, to watch their paddlers.

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-race-the-red-canoe-kayak-race-tickets-291426192587

Become a sponsor for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-race-the-red-canoe-kayak-race-tickets-291426192587

We need a lot of volunteers to make Race the Red happen. Sign up today: riverkeepers.org/volunteer



Mon Aug 8
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


River Keepers


Dike East
100 2nd St S
Fargo, 58103
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