The registration fee is $15 per person or $45 for a family of three or more racers, and includes a T-shirt for each racer. You need only complete one registration form to be eligible for any and all races you wish to enter. Registration fees benefit Harrisburg Inspiring Connections Outdoors, a program to provide outdoor experiences to Harrisburg youth and teens which is affiliated with the Sierra Club Foundation.
You can register online by completing the form below, at the CCGH booth at the Kipona Festival from Saturday to Monday, or print the 2017 Dick Reese Kipona Canoe Race Entry Form and an American Canoe Association insurance waiver for each adult and each minor child mail it to:
Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg, c/o Brian Palmer
25 Ridgeview Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036
Online and mailed race entries must be received by the Wednesday before the race. You may register in person at the CCGH’s Kipona Festival booth (look for the banners that say “CCGH” and “Dick Reese Kipona Canoe Races”) up until 9 a.m. on race day. No exceptions. Entry is limited to 200 participants.
Race organizers reserve the right to cancel the race due to high water or extreme weather. Pre-registered racers will be sent their T-shirts in the event of cancellation.
On race day, boat classes will be run in the order listed below and called out before each begins. If you wish to race in a class, you and your canoe partner(s) simply come forward when that class is called by the race organizers. Your name(s) will be recorded and you and your partner(s) will be assigned to a canoe. You may decide on race day in which classes you want to compete.
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- Boat Sponsor Class (C-2)
- C-2 Teen (15-18 Yrs)
- Harrisburg Inspiring Connections Outdoors Race
- C-2 Women
- C-2 Novice (Never Raced Before)
- C-2 Adult/Youth (21 yrs & over/14 & under)
- Dick Reese C-1 Sprint Challenge
- Mariah Quant Women’s C-1 Challenge
- C-2 Youth (10-14 Yrs)
- C-2 Mixed (1 Male/1 Female)
- C-2 Men
- C-2 Rookie (Never Placed Before)
- 4-Person War Canoe
C-2 means two paddlers per canoe; C-1 means one paddler per canoe.
Note to racers: if you use the on-line registration form below, you will also need to print and complete an American Canoe Association insurance waiver for each adult and each minor child and bring them to the race. Children under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian’s signature on the ACA insurance waiver. (Extra ACA insurance waivers will be available at the race when you pick up your T-shirt.)