Fall Classic Race

Sunday September 29, 2024 Ferson Creek Park, St Charles IL

Race Information

Come and challenge your canoe, kayak, sup, and rowing racing skills at the St Charles Canoe Club Fall Classic Race at Ferson Creek Park, St Charles IL. There are morning and afternoon races. You bring a boat we will have a class for it. Registration is the day of race. The morning race starts at 9:30AM and the afternoon race starts at 1:00PM. (The race is only one day Sunday only) 

Race includes a short course for the Recreation Kayak Class and anyone who does not want to enter the long course. Short Course is 5 miles and the Long Course is 9 miles. All races begin and end at Ferson Creek Park, no shuttling is required. Race is also open for rowing as well. We will add classes for other boat types as needed. The course is all deep water. (You will need to bring your own boat as rental boats are not officially available for the event) 

Registration cost is $20 for doing one or two races. Registration is done on the Day of the Race and opens at 8:00AM. 

“You bring it we will have a class for it”   We look forward to seeing you!

Race Schedule

8:00AM - Registration Opens for Morning Race

9:15AM - Safety Meeting

9:30AM - Morning Race Starts

11:45AM - Awards for Morning Race 

12:00PM - NEW THIS YEAR Youth Race (Please contact the club for details) Youth must have prior experience paddling and be supervised by an adult paddler! 


12:45PM - Registration Opens for Afternoon Race

1:30PM - Safety Meeting

1:45PM - Afternoon Race Starts

4:00PM - Awards for Afternoon Race 

 Race Contact Info

Race Boat Classes

Morning Race Classes

C1 Men*

C1 Woman

C1 Masters

C2 Jr* (Under 18 years old)

C2 Mixed*

C2 Standard*

K1 Downriver Kayak*

K1 Sea Kayak

K1 Olympic

K1 Open racing Kayak (any racing kayak)

Afternoon Race Classes

C2 Women *

Adult/Youth(>29,<15) *

Recreational/StockAlum -5 Mile

(non racing boats 1 or 2 person)

Short course SUP – 5 Mile (SUP – Stand Up Paddle)

Short course sea kayak -5 Mile*

C2 Men's*

C2 Master's (over 40)*

K2 open

Note: if you can't make it to the morning or after noon race with the proper class we will make a class for it at the other race. Again "You bring it and we will have a class for it."

Race Results

Fall Classic Race Course (Changed for 2022) 9.25 Miles

 Note: We may modify the course due to river conditions on the day of the race. Details will be at the Safety Meeting.

Start Line

The Turn Around Island

The turn around point is after the large oxbow(big curve!). DO NOT turn around first the island at the beginning of the oxbow(check map!). The turn around island will have a marker buoy in plain site at the front of the island. We will also spell it out very clearly at the pre-race safety meeting.

The Finish Line

Full Course Overview

Full Course Black and White