Tupper Lake 8-Miler Set for June 22

The Tupper Lake 8-Miler Canoe, Kayak & SUP Race is set for Saturday, June 22, celebrating 10 years.

This annual paddling race starts at the Town of Tupper Lake Boat Launch on State Route 30. The course takes paddlers under the Route 30 bridge, up the Raquette River to the Oxbow and then back to the boat launch. The event is a New York Paddlesports Race Association points race for canoes and kayaks.

Entry fee is $30; the first 50 registrants will receive a t-shirt. To register in advance, visit 8miler.com. Onsite registration will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the day of the race.

For race questions, contact Roger Gocking at rgocking@roadrunner.com or (518) 354-8377.

The Tupper Lake 8-Miler is part of Celebrate Paddling ADK, a month-long festival featuring paddling activities, races, events, lectures, classes and more. Celebrate Paddling is a collaboration between St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters, Raquette River Outfitters, Mac’s Canoe Livery, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Guide ADK, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. Additional financial support is provided by Explore Adirondack Frontier.

To learn more or see the full schedule of events, visit celebratepaddlingadk.com.