Adirondack Canoe Classic (90-Miler)


Please register all participants sharing a boat at the same time. When registering more than one person, register one, add to basket, then register additional people. The race is $200 per person.


Old Forge, NY, to Saranac Lake, NY

Date & Time

Sept. 10-12, 2021

Adirondack Canoe Classic (90-Miler)

September 10-12, 2021

Please register all participants sharing a boat at the same time. When registering more than one person, register one, add to basket, then register additional people. 

This event can accommodate a maximum field of 275 boats.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration does not guarantee a spot in the race.  The selection process for the 2021 Adirondack Canoe Classic field is designed to both bring aboard new paddlers and retain race veterans.  All racers who make the field of 275 boats will be listed on the 2021 participation roster which will be published on our website by July 31.  Registrants that did not make the final list will be refunded in the first week of August. 

In response to COVID guidance, we have made adjustments to the start order. We expect that these changes will avoid congestion on the portages. We have also adjusted cut-off times and locations to ensure that all participants are maintaining the requisite speed to finish within the event time limits. Please consider the new wave order when choosing which boat class to register for (scroll down to see "Start Times & Cutoffs" tab on this page).

Boat Classes: The Adirondack Canoe Classic offers a variety of boat classes, described in detail here (scroll down the page to "Rules & Specs"). 

For general event information on course description, camping, lodging, boat rentals, etc. click here and scroll down to "Info for First-Timers" and "FAQ".

Every racer must wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (PFD). This PFD must be worn at all times. Failure to comply will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.  Note: Any coastguard approved inflatable PFD satisfies this requirement, ensuring that a PFD will not restrict performance.

NFCT will follow all NY State guidance regarding COVID safety in hosting this event. Regardless of guidance, we will require all participants to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.

Buy Friday night dinner, 90-Miler t-shirts, Pit Crew t-shirts, plaques, caps, etc. here.

Veterans & U.S. Military Service Members: Thank you for your services. The U.S. Veterans Rowing and Kayaking organization is offering financial support for honorably discharged post 9/11 Veterans and active-duty service members. For more information on how to qualify for a partial entry fee scholarship contact Holly Crouch at

Proceeds from this event will support waterway access improvements and information for paddlers. For more information on NFCT's work in the region check out this seasonal recap from our stewardship crew.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be available until August 15, subject to a $25.00 per person administration fee. After August 15, refunds will be available for meals. After August 29, no refunds will be available for any reason.

NFCT Members Get 15% Discount: Login (or register if you are a first-time customer) to enable your member discount. For membership discount to work, if you are a first-time member or your membership has lapsed, you will have to JOIN/RENEW as a separate transaction . Once you receive an emailed receipt for your tax-deductible membership donation (you should get within seconds), you can log out and login again and register for the race. Your member discount will show once you add products to your basket.

***If registering more than one person, please register one, add to cart, then register additional people. 

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Do not select Age or Gender Division for Open Touring, C-2 Family, Standard Voyageur Canoe, and Open Voyageur Canoe
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Open = not yet 40; Masters = over 40; Veterans = over 60; Super Veterans = over 75 in Two Person Guideboat, C-2 Stock, Touring Kayak and C-4 Stock only
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To alleviate congestion at the Finish Line each day, race organizers are offering FREE transport of your boat to the next start line. Please plan ahead: NO TRANSPORTATION OF PADDLERS.
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