News and Updates


Record race day

A new race record of 135 teams signed up for this year's race.  Great weather and good water levels made for fast results with 5 teams finishing in under 1 hour.  Results are available in the results menu.  Thanks for making the 47th edition an exceptional year for the Jock River Race!  


Channel open On the River

It took a long time, but a channel free of ice has finally opened up on the river.  With less than two weeks to go until race day excitement is starting to build up! 


New race DatE set for 21st, 2018

The river start and end are now free of ice and the fen should follow in the next couple of weeks, setting up of a race date of April 21st starting at 12pm.  Come on out for a fun race.  Early bird registrations will close on April 14th. 


Race Postponed to April 14th or 21st, 2018

Mother Nature has decided to make us wait a bit longer for our rite of spring.  With the river still frozen we have to postpone the race to either the 14th or the 21st of April, depending on quickly the ice melts.  We're hoping to be in a position to the make the call this weekend.  Check back here or on Facebook for updates!


Race date:  Saturday April 7th, 2018

April 7th has been set as the tentative date is set for the race.  Of course the race is at the mercy of Mother Nature and will be moved to a different Saturday depending on when the river is free of ice.  Changes to the date will be announced on this website. 

Early Bird Registration Opens:  March 1st, 2018

Early bird registrations will be available again this year starting March 1st.



April 22nd, 2017:  Pictures of the Race

Looking for pictures of this year's race?  Rick Balderson shared a treasure trove of great shots on flickr, have a look here.

April 15th, 2017:  Great turnout for 2017

Over 120 teams registered in this year's Jock River Race!  Preliminary results are available in the results section of the website.  Two teams finished under 1 hour, Ryan Stepka and Pierre Lavictoire paddled to first place in 0:57:43 while Robert Ross finished just under the hour mark at 0:59:55!  Congrats to all racers.

APRIL 14th, 2017:  Record Number of Pre-Registrations are in

Water levels and weather are looking good for race day.  A record number of teams have pre-registered for this year's event.  Race start is at 12pm on Saturday.  Reminder that life jackets must be warn at all times during the race.  See you at the race.

March 26, 2017:  Race Postponed to April 15th!

Due to recent cold weather the race has been postponed to April 15th.  The forecast for warmer weather and rain should see the river open up within the next couple of weeks.  Pre-registered teams will be contacted and offered a refund.  Early bird and online registrations have been extended to April 11th and April 14th respectively.

March 23, 2017:  River Update

Planning and registrations progressing well for the race.  Mother Nature may have something to say about the race date.  We're closely monitoring river conditions and will update here and on facebook if a change is required. Registered paddlers will be contacted directly.

April 5, 2017:  Registrations are open!

Online registrations are open with early bird pricing offering significant discounts.  Sign up and come join us for this year's race!