Competition

2023 Illinois Canoe/Kayak Racing

May 2, 2023

By Don Mueggenborg Legends say the first canoe race was shortly after the 2nd canoe was built. In Illinois, the Des Plaines River Canoe, Kayak, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Marathon was first run in 1957. (My first race was 1969).…

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Paddling The Fox River

May 2, 2023

By James Tracy The Fox River is one of the crown jewels of the state of Illinois. Spanning 202 miles from Menomonee Falls, WI to Ottawa IL, the Fox River unites many of the western Chicago suburbs. This river forms…

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2023 KANKAKEE RIVER WATERSHED CONFERENCE

May 2, 2023

By Frank Koehler The Illinois Paddling Council was a proud sponsor of the recently held Kankakee River Watershed Conference. IPC Board Member and Potawatomi Paddlers Association President, Frank Koehler was a co-chair of the conference, and James Tracy, IPC Board…

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