Adirondack Canoe Classic

The Adirondack Canoe Classic — known as the 90-Miler — is an Adirondack tradition dating back over four decades. The annual event, which takes place over three days in September, takes paddlers from Old Forge, NY, to Saranac Lake, NY, the first 90 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. This year, we are excited to mark the 40th anniversary of the 90-Miler. The 2024 90-Miler will be held Sept. 6-8. Registration will be open July 1-31. Use the link below to register. PLEASE NOTE: If you attempt to use the registration link prior to July 1, it will not work.



Familiarize yourself with the 90-Miler course with these maps, courtesy of John Quenell and Nancy Bernstein:

Course Map Day 1

Course Map Day 2

Course Map Day 3

Want to connect with other racers and share your stories? Check out the 90-Miler Facebook group.

Rules & Specs

IMPORTANT NOTE ON PFDS: All racers must wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vest at all times. This is a requirement of NFCT’s event insurance. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Inflatable PFD’s are acceptable.


CLASSES & SPECS: The Adirondack Canoe Classic offers a variety of boat classes, described in detail below. When choosing a canoe, kayak, SUP or guideboat for the 90-Miler, racers should consider boats that are stable enough to handle the windy conditions often found on open lakes and light enough to transport over the race’s many carries (three of which exceed a mile in length). The use of wheels is permitted in the Adirondack Canoe Classic. Racers opting to use wheels must carry them in their boat all three days of the race. Certain modifications may be made to boats, such as stretching material over, or placing flotation bags in canoes. Please note that all modifications are subject to the approval of the boat judge. These guidelines have been written as specifically as possible, but all racers should note that the on-site boat judge is the final arbiter of all class decisions.


COMPETITIVE RACE CLASSES: A race class must have a minimum of three boats to be a competitive race class. Organizers reserve the right to combine age and gender categories to make a competitive race class. If your registered boat, gender and age category does not have a minimum of three boats and is not combined with other categories, you will not be awarded a plaque.




TOURING: Non-competitive participant category for canoes, kayaks and guideboats. No unlimited kayaks or amateur class canoes suitable for the Open categories are permitted in touring. No age or gender divisions and no 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-place awards will be given. You are in it to finish. Times will be kept. For the 90-Miler: This group of paddlers must make cut-off times each day. Participation plaques may be purchased. When registering, select the type of boat you will paddle in and select “Touring” as your age category.


C-1 STOCK: Maximum length – 17’ 0”, Tumblehome not to exceed 3.5” per side. No minimum weight. The current C-1 Stock list includes GRB Newman Designs Classic and Classic XL; Wenonah Advantage, Prism, Encounter and Solitude; Sawyer Summer Song, DY Special and Shock Wave; Savage River’s Otegan (modified), Bell Magic, and Mad River’s Independence.


C-1 OPEN: One person in a solo racing boat. Specifications according to NYPRA (New York Paddle Racing Association) & USCA.


C-2 STOCK: Included in this class are hulls similar to the Jensen 18. There are minimal concave lines in the hull and no concave lines in the gunwales. Maximum length is 18′ 6”, no minimum weight. Minimum width at 4” waterline is 15 percent of length (33 5/16” for 18’6”). Tumblehome max is 1” per side. All NYPRA specifications apply. The current C-2 Stock list includes: Wenonah: Jensen 17, Jensen 18, Sundowner, Minnesota II, Monarch, Odyssey, Escape, and Escapade; GRB Newman Designs: Traveler 17′ 5”, Traveler 18′ 6”, Monarch; Mad River Lamoille, Horizon.; Bell Canoe Works Northstar, Northwind, and Northwoods; Savage River Works Susquehanna; Lincoln Concord.


C-2 OPEN: Included in this class are WENONAH SCR’S (Standard Class Racers); COMP cruisers; and 3 x 27’s. If it looks like a racing canoe, it is. Specifications according to NYPRA & USCA. These participants paddle regularly, frequently as training for races.


C-2 RECREATION: Maximum length: 17 feet, 6 inches. Weight: minimum of 55 pounds from the manufacturer. Race organizer discretion: If it looks like a racing canoe, it is not a recreational canoe. This is a competitive class, but any boats made specifically for racing are not allowed.


C-2 FAMILY: Paddlers must be related, with one paddler 16 years of age or younger. Recreation or Stock boats only.


C-3 STOCK: Boats in this class must be specifically designed for a minimum of 3 adults.  Specs are based on the most readily available boats such as Wenonah’s Minnesota 3. Three paddlers in a C-4 may also enter this class. Specific hull measurements:


  • Maximum length of 23’ 1″, Minimum weight 55 pounds from the manufacturer.
  • The boat must be specifically built by the manufacturer to accommodate a minimum of 3 paddlers.
  • Minimum width at the center line, at the 4″ water line is 33″, at both the gunwales and  4″ waterline.
  • Minimum width at the 4″ waterline – 4 feet in from the bow is 16″, 4 feet in from the stern is 17″.
  • There is no concavity in the longitudinal axis of the hull (bow to stern) and no concavity in the cross section (side to side) below the 7″ waterline. There are minimal concave lines in the hull and no concave lines in the gunwales.
  • Minimum depths from the manufacturer: Bow = 20″, Center = 13½”, Stern = 17″.
  • No hard line transitions in the hull of the boat. Curve of chine must be equal to at least the radius of a softball.
  • Maximum tumblehome of 2″ per side.


C-4 STOCK: In an effort to make the competition about the team of paddlers and not the boat, organizers have identified the most readily available boats to base class specifications upon. Boats must weigh a minimum of 55 pounds, and be designed by the manufacturer to accommodate 4 paddlers.  Wenonah’s Minnesota 4 is built primarily for backcountry travel but performs admirably in a competitive event against similar craft. Boats of similar design to the Minn 4 will be inspected and must be approved by the boat judge.


Boat hulls cannot be modified. Seat configurations can be redesigned to meet team needs. Bailers and spray skirts are allowed. Participants are required to use single bladed canoe paddles to power the craft. Rudders are not allowed. Specific hull measurements:


  • Maximum length of 23’ 1″, Minimum weight 55 pounds from the manufacturer.
  • The boat must be specifically built by the manufacturer to accommodate 4 paddlers.
  • Minimum width at the center line, at the 4″ water line is 33″, at both the gunwales and  4″ waterline.
  • Minimum width at the 4″ waterline – 4 feet in from the bow is 16″, 4 feet in from the stern is 17″.
  • There is no concavity in the longitudinal axis of the hull (bow to stern) and no concavity in the cross section (side to side) below the 7″ waterline. There are minimal concave lines in the hull and no concave lines in the gunwales.
  • Minimum depths from the manufacturer: Bow = 20″, Center = 13½”, Stern = 17″.
  • No hard line transitions in the hull of the boat. Curve of chine must be equal to at least the radius of a softball.
  • Maximum tumblehome of 2″ per side.




  • Maximum length of 25’ 11”
  • Minimum weight 50 pounds
  • Boat must be built to accommodate 4 paddlers
  • Minimum width at the widest point from gunwale to gunwale is 32”. No concavity along the length of the gunwale from bow to stern.
  • Minimum depth: Bow = 17”, Center =12 ½”, Stern = 13 ½”.
  • Paddlers must use canoe paddles.
  • One of a kind boats are permitted.


For the 90-Miler, There will be one C-4 open racing class including men, women and mixed teams.


VOYAGEUR CANOE – STANDARD: Minimum of 6 paddlers in a wooden canoe built to meet the following specifications: Maximum length 28’, Minimum width at gunwales and 6” waterline 39”, Minimum depth of 14”.


VOYAGEUR CANOE – OPEN: Minimum of 7 paddlers in a boat built to accommodate them – no restrictions!


SOLO RECREATION: Any canoe or sea kayak of any material with a maximum length of 16’ 0” and a minimum width at the 4” waterline of 22”. Must use a double-bladed paddle. This is a competitive class.


KAYAK – SPORT: Kayaks of any material with a maximum length of 20’ and a minimum width at the 4” waterline of 17”. This is a competitive class.


KAYAK – OPEN: Any kayak over 20’ in length and / or less than 17” in width at the 4” waterline.


KAYAK – TWO-PERSON: Two people in any kayak.




  • Length: 11 – 23 feet (15 to 17 standard)
  • Beam: 32 – 44 inches (Outside measurement: 34 to 38 inches is standard)
  • Bottom Board Outside Width: 4 – 10 inches.
  • Stem Height: 20  – 26 inches.
  • Depth Amidships: 11 – 13 inches.
  • Construction:  Traditional, Strip or mold construction; ribs may be laminated, hull may be wood, fiberglass, kevlar, or composite material, but must conform to traditional guideboat shape and character in the opinion of the boat judge.
  • Oars: Solid wood oars, maximum 8 foot length, 5 1/2 inches wide.
  • Hardware: Brass, bronze, or steel pins with 1/2 inch diameter hole to accept pin; may be bushed if out of round.
  • Use of wheels is permitted in the Guideboat Class.
  • Foot braces may be used.
  • Seats must be fixed, no rolling seats are allowed.
  • Oars and Paddles may be laminated.
  • Foot braces must be secured to the boat.


Unacceptable for the guideboat class:


  • Roller or sliding seats.
  • Roller, ball or needle bearings in hardware.
  • Outriggers.
  • Boats of design and or construction with pulled- in beams / ends.
  • Paddles and oars with cupped or spooned blades.


During an event, the guideboat must be propelled by rowing, i.e. the rower can not exchange a paddle for the oars to negotiate Brown’s Tract.


Comments or clarification questions can be addressed to

Info for First-Timers

If you’re considering participating in the 90-Miler for the first time, read on for some helpful tips and advice.


Be prepared, mentally and physically. The 90-Miler is a backcountry race — when on the course, you are often miles away from immediate medical care or rescue. The weather can be very hot or very cold, and wind is almost always a factor. There are mile-long portages, big open lakes, twisty beaver-dammed streams and shallow rivers with so many twists and turns it is hard to keep track of where you are.


Do some research on the course. Come up for a weekend in the summer to paddle a couple of sections of the course. Know your equipment and make sure it is in great condition. Nothing replaces time in the seat. No matter what class you enter, your successful completion of the 90-Miler will be more likely if you and your team have spent some time paddling. You do not have to be a professional paddler or have years of experience to participate, but the more preparation you put in, the better your results will be.


Course Descriptions:


Day One: Start at Old Forge on Old Forge Pond; paddle and carry through the Fulton Chain of Lakes; and then continue on to Raquette Lake, the Marion River and the Eckford Chain of Lakes ending in Blue Mountain Lake. DISTANCE: 35 miles CARRIES: Four (3.5 miles total).


Day Two: Start at Bissell’s on Long Lake; paddle down Long Lake and into the Raquette River; carry around Raquette Falls; and then continue on the Raquette to a finish at the NYS Raquette River Boat Launch on Routes 3 & 30 (approximately 5 miles east of the village of Tupper Lake). DISTANCE: 30 miles CARRIES: One (1.25 miles total).


Day Three: Start at Fish Creek Campground; paddle down Upper Saranac Lake and carry to Middle Saranac Lake; and then paddle across Middle Saranac Lake and into the Saranac River, carrying around the Upper State Locks. Continue into Lower Saranac Lake and another section of the Saranac River; carry around the Lower State Locks; and then continue across Oseetah Lake and Lake Flower to finish the race at Riverfront Park in Saranac Lake Village. DISTANCE: 25 miles CARRIES: Three (0.5 mile total).


Your food and water. Find out what food you can tolerate and what will make you happy in the second half of the day. Hydration is essential. Most people use a bladder system, like a Camelbak, and some have a sugary electrolyte drink, but these are decisions you need to make before race day. Test and repeat!


Your boat. The type of boat you choose is up to you. Check out the boat classifications and specifications. If you are not sure, ask. For most first-timers, a solo recreational boat, stock boat or touring kayak are popular choices. You want a craft you can be comfortable in for up to seven hours on the water, yet light enough to portage across the carries.


Your gear. You will need an extra paddle and some extra clothing. Make sure your life jacket is comfortable and Coast Guard approved. Some people use wheels on the portages. They can help a lot on Day 1 as the carries are long, relatively wide and mostly level. Know how your wheels work and how to repair them. Make sure the tires are in good shape and connections work. Please note: For all competitive classes, if you start with wheels on Day 1 you must carry them with you all three days. The touring classes are not required to keep their wheels throughout.


Practice your paddling and your portages. Do not show up having never paddled or carried your vessel. Have a plan and practice carrying your canoe or kayak with the gear you will have with you during the 90-Miler.


Pit crews. At a minimum you will need someone to drive your car from the start to the finish line each day. A pit crew can also assist with replenishing supplies, providing moral support, setting up camp gear, equipment repairs, cooking and more.


Cut-off times. These are designed to make sure all participants and volunteers are off of the water before dark. At predetermined times there will be a Cut-Off Ambassador meeting participants at designated locations on the course. On rare occasions event organizers will also need to pull people off course to ensure that the event does not get so stretched out that we are compromising our volunteer resources.


Safety. Your safety is our number one priority. Race organizers attempt to plan for most contingencies, and we take your safety seriously. We partner with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, search and rescue groups and volunteers to provide a safety net of boats and personnel out on the course. Nevertheless, there will be times when you are by yourself, and you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. You should know where you are going and be prepared for emergency situations. Paddlers in the 90-Miler are a tight-knit community, and most will come to the aid of fellow paddlers.


We rely on NYSDEC personnel along with search and rescue teams and interested volunteers to stretch a chain of safety boats along the course. Should it get rough: use your head, follow directions and stay close to shore. In the unlikely event that the wrong side of your boat points to the sky: attempt a self-rescue, get to shore or accept assistance from other paddlers or the nearest safety boat. Make sure you know how to right your canoe and have practiced self-rescue.


How do I register?

Online registration will be open July 1-15, 2022. If you wish to be notified when registration opens please send an email to

Does everyone who registers get into the event?

All registrations will be considered an application to participate in the event. We will review each application to ensure you have demonstrated an ability to complete the event. Previous completion of the 90-Miler automatically qualifies you. Demonstrated racing experience will generally qualify. Multi-day tripping experience or long day paddles will generally qualify.

If we have more than 250 qualifying boats (teams) entered, we use a weighted lottery that favors long-time participants to determine who will be awarded a position.

How will I know I am in?

We will notify participants by email of their successful registration on August 1. Participants are listed by class on the roster, which is posted on this web page. If you do not have an email, you can look for your name here. If you do not see your name on the list you didn’t make the cut; you will receive an email, and your credit card will be refunded. Please know that it is a tough day as a race organizer.


People do drop out through August. We will add people from the waiting list to the roster as this happens. You will be contacted if a position opens for you.


Confirmed 90-Miler competitors will pick up their race packets – which will include boat numbers, meal passes, and T-shirts – at the Visitors Center in Old Forge from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Thursday, Sept. 5, and from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM on Friday, Sept. 6. Early Bird Packet Pick-up is available on Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at 84 Main St. in Saranac Lake. Please note that new race registrations will NOT be available or accepted after July 31.

What if I have to cancel my registration?

REFUND POLICY: A full refund is available minus a $25 administrative fee until August 15. Meal refunds only until August 29. No refunds for any reason after August 29.

Is there a boat that is not good for the 90-Miler?

Yes. Short, fat or inflatable kayaks or canoes do not work well. Heavy layups can also be problematic due to the significant numbers of carries on the route. Paddlers using these boats frequently are not able to meet cut-off times or do not finish.

Do I need to carry all my gear with me during the event?

No. Most people carry water, food and extra clothing. A pit crew can move the rest of your gear from the start to the finish each day.

Do I need a pit crew?

At a minimum, you will need someone to move your car and extra gear from the start line to the finish line each day while you’re paddling. Racers are encouraged to have support personnel, or “pit crews”, accompany them along the race course. Pit crews can carry belongings, offer refreshments and offer encouragement throughout each day, enabling racers to focus on the task at hand. Pit crews must provide their own transportation.  Please note: Pit crews may provide only nutritional assistance and encouragement; they may NOT carry the racer’s boat or upgrade equipment during the course of a day’s racing. Only broken or malfunctioning gear may be replaced. Pit crews may NOT provide a racer with wheels on any carry; if a racer in a competitive class elects to use wheels to carry their boat, they must carry the wheels in their boat all three days!

Is a shuttle provided?

No. Paddlers are responsible for their own transportation at all times. If you shuttle back to get your vehicle with another paddler, it will take well over an hour each day.

Where do people stay overnight?

Participants can either utilize the local DEC campgrounds or stay at one of the many lodging establishments along the route.


  • For Thursday night please contact the Old Forge Camping Resort directly, 1-800-CAMPING. Make sure to tell them you are participating in the 90-miler. You must pre-register for a site.
  • At the request of the DEC, everyone interested in camping at Lake Eaton on Friday night or Fish Creek on Saturday night will be required to reserve and pay for their site by using the DEC reservation system, Reserve or phone 1 800 – 456 2267. 
  • If you would like to reserve for Friday night in Lake Eaton, and Saturday night in Fish Creek, One night reservations are not accepted until after July 1. We have been assured that sites will be available for 90 miler participants in the 161-204 and 216-305 range. When you register for your site, please remember that there is a 6 person maximum per site. To expedite the check in process, at the time of your reservation please indicate the names of the people you will share your site with. Campground staff will have site reservations ready for your arrival – so remember the campsite number you reserved and who the permit holder is to ensure a smooth check in process. If you wish to stay at Fish Creek for more than one night, you can add a night upon arrival – this means that if you want to stay Friday and Saturday nights you can arrive on Friday and pay for your additional night at the gate. The same goes for Sunday. All campers will enter Lake Eaton through the front gate. All campers will initially check in at the front gate at Fish Creek, after that the back gate will be open. 
  • Participants not camping at Fish Creek will enter through the back gate for the Sunday morning start. The back gate will open at 6AM Sunday morning. Please park in designated areas or along only one side of the campground road. Please obey all posted campground rules, especially the posted speed limit. Dumpsters and recycling bins will be located at the campground exit for your use.
  • At Fish Creek Campground boats will be stored in campsites 205-215 where the paddlers meeting will take place on Sunday morning. Paddlers meeting will take place around site 210. The starting line will be off site 191. Plan to put in between sites 205-215 and paddle down to the starting line.

Lodgingwhen making reservations for the 90-Miler please consider these long-time supporters:

  • Ampersand Bay Resort

  • Adirondack Hotel

  • Christy’s Motel

  • Clark’s Beach Hotel

  • Gauthier’s Saranac Lake Inn

  • Northwood Cabins

  • Old Forge Camping Resorts

  • Shaheen’s Adirondack Inn

  • The Park Motel

  • Water’s Edge Inn

  • Hotel Saranac

  • Best Western

  • Saranac Waterfront Resort

  • Longview Lodge

  • Sara Placid Motel

  • St Regis Suites

Are campgrounds at the finish lines?

Campgrounds are not at the finish lines. They are located several miles away. This is where pit crews become essential.

Do I start where we finished the day before?

No, start lines are different from the finish lines each day.

What if I don’t have a car or truck to move my boat?

Race organizers have trailers to move boats from the finish to start lines each day. Please indicate on your entry form if this is something you want to take advantage of.

What if I don’t have a canoe?

Canoes are available for rent from several local liveries.

  • Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

  • Mac’s Canoe Livery

  • Raquette River Outfitters

  • St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

Is food and water provided during the event?

Because of changing COVID restrictions at the time of organizing, meals and pit stop food will be a little different this year. 

  • Many restaurants in Old Forge offer excellent options for dinner on Thursday night. Enjoy what this charming town has to offer! 
  • Friday dinner will be available at Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake: order here
  • Saturday Breakfast is back at the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake. Order your breakfast burrito to go here
  • Sunday breakfast items are available at Knapp’s Trading Post near Fish Creek. 
  • Food trucks will be parked at the race Finish Line in Saranac Lake beginning at noon.
  • A small quantity of snacks will be provided in your race packet, but we will not have food at Pit Stops. Only water will be provided along the race course each day. Paddlers must carry their own refreshments, drinks, and lunches. Please consider Pit Stop water as supplemental to your own!!

Do I need a map?

Maps are always a good idea. NFCT maps 1 and 2 provide the information you need.

Where do I go to the bathroom?

There are port a johns at strategic locations throughout the course. If nature calls between the port a johns, please be discreet.

What if I don’t finish?

You need to notify race officials that you are done for the day. You are welcome to start in the open touring class the remaining days. Please check in at start line race headquarters to make the class switch.

What sort of training regimen should I have prior to the race?

This is a three-day endurance activity. We encourage people to go to other events to see what gear people have in their boats and to experience canoe racing. The more you prepare, the more enjoyable your 90-Miler experience will be.

Where can I find out about more races to prepare myself?

Visit the New York Paddlesports Racing Association website for other races in New York.

What about the carries?

Make sure you have a system for carrying your boat and gear. Remember there are 250 boats in this event all traveling the same route. Be organized and efficient. Practice portaging.

What clothing should I wear?

Wear quick drying synthetic clothing that is comfortable. Avoid cotton. Bring a hat. Footwear that you can get wet and also walk over a mile in while carrying a canoe.

What extra gear should I consider having with me?

Spare paddle, a way to carry water (including during portage), sunscreen, warm clothes if needed, good PFD, portage yoke or a way to carry your boat across the portages.

Are there rapids?

No, this is a flatwater course.

Where can I purchase pit crew t-shirts, plaques, caps, etc?

You can purchase 90-Miler loot here.

Start Times & Cutoffs

2023 Adirondack Canoe Classic Start Order

If you are uncertain about which class you belong in, Please first read the boat specs info on the NFCT website. If you still need help, email We would prefer to handle boat class questions in advance and not in Old Forge!

If you have not paddled in the 90 Miler before, or need a refresher on any aspect of the race, please read “Info for First-Timers” on the Adirondack Canoe Classic page of  NFCT Website.

Wave 1 

  • Gold Canoe (paddlers who have finished 20 or more 90 Milers and choose Open Touring), sponsored by Mac’s Canoe Livery
  • Super Veterans (over 75 years of age who choose Open Touring), sponsored by Adirondack Bank
  • SUP’s, Sponsored by Fountain Square Outfitters
  • Solo boats in Open Touring (noncompetitive C-1, Touring Kayaks & Solo Recreation), sponsored by Hornbeck Boats

Wave 2 – Thumbs up for Pete Clark!

  • One Person Guideboats, sponsored by Adirondack Guideboats
  • Two Person Guideboats sponsored by Adirondack Experience

Wave 3 

  • C-1 Stock, sponsored by Nori’s 
  • C-1 Open Racing, sponsored by Adirondack Health
  • Touring Kayak, Sponsored by Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

Wave 4 

  • Solo Recreation, sponsored by Placid Boatworks

Wave 5

  • C-2 Recreation, sponsored by Raquette River Brewing
  • C-2 Open Touring, sponsored by Lake Placid Pub & Brewery 

Wave 6 

  • C-2 Stock Women, sponsored by Adirondack Watershed Institute
  • C-2 Stock Mixed, sponsored by LL Bean
  • C-3 Stock, sponsored by St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment Center

Wave 7 

  • C-2 Stock Men, sponsored by Athletic Brewing
  • C-2 Open Racing, sponsored by NY Paddlesports Racing Association

Wave 8

  • C-4 Stock Men, sponsored by Wenonah
  • C-4 Stock Women, sponsored by High Peaks Distributing
  • C-4 Stock Open Touring, sponsored by Vert Outdoors
  • Standard Voyageur Canoes, sponsored by Matt Burnett Guiding

Wave 9

  • C-4 Mixed, Sponsored by Town of Inlet

Wave 10

  • C-4 Open Racing, sponsored by Upper Saranac Foundation
  • Tandem Kayaks, sponsored by Hotel Saranac
  • Unlimited Kayaks, Sponsored by Guide ADK

Cut-off times and locations

Day 1 Start time Wave 1: 8:00 am

  • 8th lake carry 1:00 (16 miles)
  • Raquette Lake Bridge 3:30 (22 miles)
  • Marion River 4:30 (29 miles)

Day 2 Start time Wave 1: 8:30 am

  • End of Long Lake 1:00 (13 miles)
  • Axton’s Landing 3:30 (24 miles)

Day 3 Start time Wave 1: 8:00 am

  • Rte 3 Bridge 1:30 pm (14.5 Miles)


Boat classes stay in the same waves and start in the following order:

Wave 1

Wave 2

Wave 10

Wave 9

Wave 8

Wave 7

Wave 6

Wave 5

Wave 4

Wave 3

Get Involved


The NFCT invites anyone who is interested to sign up as a race-day volunteer. To learn more, email


The NFCT invites you to join us and promote your product or services to participants, pit crews and fans at the 90-Miler:

  • Advertise in our annual Paddlers’ Guide, the main event brochure is mailed out to all 600 entrants in August. An additional 400 copies are available to participants, their families and friends at the event.
  • Have a vending booth at the finish line where more than 2,500 people converge to celebrate the completion of this annual pilgrimage.
  • Sponsor a race class and be recognized by the paddling community as a supporter of the event of the year. Contact Karrie Thomas at (802) 496-2285 ext. 1, or for options.

Advertising rates and sizes for the Paddler’s Guide (Aug. 1 deadline):

  • Full Page $250 (7.5” tall X 4.5” wide)
  • Half Page $175 (3.5” tall X 4.5” wide)
  • Quarter Page $100 (2” tall X 4.5” wide)

Exhibitor space at the finish line in Riverfront Park (Saranac Lake) on Sunday:

  • 10 X 10 space $200 (can be shared by multiple vendors)
  • 10 X 10 space + ½ page advertiser $300

Increase your visibility by contributing a gift certificate or prize to the Paddler’s Raffle. While paddlers make their way into Saranac Lake we will vigorously announce your involvement and support over the loudspeaker as we award prizes at the finish line.

For more information on exhibitor space or advertising opportunities, contact Chris Morris, NFCT communications director, at (518) 524-4320 or







Historic Results

The folks at PaddleStats have created an archive of results dating all the way back through the 90-Miler’s 40-year history. Click here to view.