The Occoquan Tourism Company


The OCQ 2021 River Paddle Challenge

Paddle the waterfront of historic Occoquan, Virginia, in this inaugural paddle challenge on the Occoquan River for recreational and competitive paddlers alike!  A great flatwater venue, the Occoquan River provides ample opportunity for spectators to line the course.  The route will start and end at the Town docks and pass under two bridges and around a manmade island.  There will be both a 1.5-mile and a 3-mile race open to both SUP and kayak/canoe entries.  Participants will receive an event sticker and one ticket for a beer or soft drink at Madigan's Waterfront Restaurant, and there will be prizes for top male and female finishers in both SUP and kayak/canoe categories.

Race registration is $35 prior to the event and $40 on the day of the event.  Races will begin at 10:00 a.m., with check-in commencing at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 9:30 a.m.  Participants will be required to sign a waiver at check-in and must wear a PFD during the race.

Check in will be located at 126 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA 22125, where there will be ample grass space for your boards or crafts, with parking at adjacent public lots.

Board and kayak rentals are available for $20 from Penguin Paddling.  To reserve and rent a board  or if you have questions contact

Come join us for this inaugural event!


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