MAY 1, 2021, 9:30am

Snake River Water Levels     

Online  Canoe or Kayak Registration  

The Snake River Canoe Race celebrates its 40th year May 1, but with changes to meet State Covid guidelines. Any changes by the State of Minnesota of COVID guidelines between now and the race could alter the the following procedures. 

• Masks are required to be worn by participants at all times except while they are on the river or while eating or drinking refreshments after the race.

• Registration available Online only at:

• No race day registration this year.

• Pick-up of canoe numbers will be available only at the start area east of the bridge and will be self-serve.

Transportation to the start
• There will be limited bus service for participants to the start at the Hinckley Road Bridge.

• You must reserve your bus seat when you register. Buses will be socially distanced for safety so only registered bus riders will be allowed. Your canoe/kayak will be transported to the starting point by volunteers.

• If you do not take a bus you will have to make your own transportation arrangements to the start.

• Buses leave from the Kanabec History Center (805 Forest Ave. W, Mora, 55051). The first buses will leave at 7:00 a.m. and the last buses as well as the last canoe trailer leaves at 8:30 a.m. Park your vehicle just north of the Kanabec County History Center (This is close to the river where the finish is located) and drop-off your canoe/kayak at trailer loading area before proceeding to the bus.

• If you drive to the starting area you must make your own arrangements to get your vehicle back to the finish area.  Allow time enough to arrive by 9:00.  Cautiously park along  County Rd 3. Please drive slow when approaching the area and obey signage and sheriff’s patrol/reserve.

• Start is located 10 miles north from Mora on State Highway 65, then east on County Road 3, 2-1/2 miles to the Snake River.

Pre-start time
• Upon arriving at the starting area, participants will find in the north road ditch color-marked stakes matching the color of their wave start and indicating where to set their canoes/kayaks.

• Please set your canoes 6 feet apart.

• Participants will need to place their own canoes/kayaks in the water this year without volunteer assistance.

Canoe Rentals
Your canoe will be found at the start, on the northeast side of the bridge.

The start
• The race starts at 9:30 am will be by race class and in waves of no more than 25 double canoes/kayaks or 25 solo canoe/kayaks.
Wave Order
Citizen Aluminum (2 waves)
Citizen Non-Aluminum (2 waves)
Open Racing

• Masks may be removed on the river but put back on upon reaching shore at the finish.

Finish Line
• Participants will be responsible for hauling their canoe from the finish onto shore to their vehicle. Canoe and kayak volunteer handlers will not be available this year.

• There will be no official award ceremony. Rather, when results are in, award winners may pick up their awards from self serve boards near the finish.

Food & Beverage
• Race organizers are making plans to offer the sale of food & beverage at the finish line similar to past years but with social distancing and food serving procedures in accordance with State Covid guidelines.

Canoe/Kayak Class Details

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