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Marsh Mash paddles back to BWG for another year of racing

It isn't just for experienced paddlers
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Marsh Mash, known as the 4th oldest Marathon Canoe Race in Ontario will take place in Bradford West Gwillimbury on Saturday May 18, 2019.

Did you know that Marsh Mash is not just for experienced canoeists and kayakers? The race hosts a variety of recreational categories including a 6km Adult and Child category.

Participants can register online at or in-person on event day. Registration will open at 8:00am at Westside Community Church (1466 5th Side Road, Bradford) with and Athlete Briefing at 9:15am and the races starting at 10 a.m.   

The race attracts Canoeists, Kayakers, Stand Up Paddleboarders, and Outrigger Paddlers from all over the province. There are a number of classes and choices of race distances.

The Canal, which surrounds the Holland Marsh provides one of the best canoe racing courses in Ontario. There are classes for paddlers with very little canoe racing experience, and there are classes for very competitive paddlers. 

The race continues to operate in a partnership with Iain Craig and his family, and the BWG Community Services Department. The event is sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA) and is a World Team Qualifier for the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships as well as host the Provincial Championships for the Mixed C2 class.

For more information please visit or contact Race Organizer, Iain Craig at