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TCKRA Elm Fork Regatta

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TCKRA Elm Fork Regatta
TCKRA Elm Fork Regatta

Time & Location

Apr 09, 2022, 9:00 AM

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About the event

Join us for the 2022 TCKRA Elm Fork Regatta on Saturday, April 9th, featuring downriver racing for Canoes, Kayaks, and SUPS!   This Dallas-based race will be held on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River for a total of 15 miles from Lewisville to California Crossing Park for the Competitor and Aluminum classes, and 10 miles for the Adventure and SUP classes. Be sure to note that there are two separate starting locations depending on the race classification entered, but everyone will finish at the same location.

Competitor classes will start at 9:00 AM and the Adventure class with start at 9:30 AM, leading to more interaction between paddlers downstream and ending about the same time at the common finish line. Lunch will be provided following the race.  Custom-cut wooden medals will be awarded to the 1st place finishers of all the classes and the first 15 paddlers to participate will receive a pair of TCKRA - ELM FORK REGATTA tie down straps, drybags imprinted with the Elm Fork Regatta logo will be handed out to the remaining paddlers while they last.  Cost per paddler is $30 and registration is made online or in-person the morning of the race.  Be sure to check this TCKRA race event page for updates. Sign your liability waiver HERE:

Course Description:

15-mile Competitor and Aluminum - 9am Start

  • Location: Trinity Fork Park (Kayak Launch), Lewisville
  • 8:00 AM Registration Open
  • 8:30 AM Pre-Race Meeting
  • 9:00 AM Race Start


  • Aluminum (male, female, mixed) -- Max length 17’4” -- Aluminum -- No Beaver boats -- Single blade paddle
  • Competitor Solo (male, female) -- Any length or material -- Single or double blade paddles
  • Competitor Tandem (male, female, mixed) -- Any length or material -- Single or double blade paddles

10-mile Adventure (recreation) and SUP - 9:30 Start

  • Location: McInnish Park, Carrollton
  • 8:30 AM Registration Open
  • 9:00 AM Pre-Race Meeting
  • 9:30 AM Race Start


  • SUP (male, female) 
  • Adventure Solo* (male, female) -- Max length 18’ -- Aluminum, composite, wood, or plastic (no carbon/Kevlar) -- Single or double blade paddles
  • Adventure Tandem* (male, female, mixed) -- Max length 18’ -- Aluminum, composite, wood, or plastic (no carbon/Kevlar) -- Single or double blade paddles

       *Winners of Adventure Solo and Tandem classes must advance in subsequent years to Competitive class.

Pot Pourri:

  • To save time on race morning, please fill out the online liability waiver.
  • All paddlers must have in their possession during the event a Coast Guard approved PFD. 
  • Paddlers in the Competitor class will portage Carrollton Dam, about 350 easy yards (it goes fast!).  Be sure to exit at the boat ramp well before the dam, marked by a takeout sign.  You may carry or drag your boat along the grass/dirt path or receive support of any kind while portaging.  Follow the signs directing you along the portage path and be sure to stay off the concrete at the dam.
  • Bring your folding chairs for hanging out after the race – enjoy the company and lunch.
  • Shuttles are not provided.  You will want to drop your car at the finish line, bring a friend to follow you down the river, or arrange/catch a ride back to the start with another paddler.


  • 3 hours

    Elm Fork Competitor Class Start

  • 3 hours

    Elm Fork Adventure Class Start


  • TCKRA Elm Fork Regatta Solo

    Solo registration is $30, Tandem registration is $60 ($30/person)

  • TCKRA Elm Fork Regatta Tandem

    Solo registration is $30, Tandem registration is $60 ($30/person)




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