July 18th and 19, 2020

NOTE: The 2020 race will be run in the Half (100km), Quarter (50km) and Eighth (25km) distances, we plan to bring back the full (200km) distance for 2021.

The Kingston to Ottawa (K2O) is an ultra endurance marathon paddling race through the Rideau Canal waterway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Racers of all skill levels face the challenge of completing 100km, 50km or 25km distances non-stop as they make their way to Ottawa. The race is open to canoes, kayaks, SUPs, voyageur boats, surf skis and can be raced either supported or unsupported.  Expect an incredible journey, an incredible event, and an incredible challenge!

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Get inspired!

It all begins with an idea. Maybe you’re a racer who wants to explore a new race. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you simply want to challenge yourself to take part in an amazing adventure. Whatever it is, the Kingston to Ottawa race will inspire you to find your limits!