19 May

Friends of Sugar Creek Canoe Race

  • May 19, 2018
  • 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • The Creekside Lodge, 613 Lafayette Avenue, Crawfordsville, IN, USA [ get directions ]

Friends of Sugar Creek Canoe Race

Register the day of the event or advanced registration can be printed here- RACE REGISTRATION FORM-2018Forms may also be picked up at the Visitors Bureau’s office at 218 E Pike Street or call (765) 362-5200 to have one mailed to you.  Mail the completed form to Friends of Sugar Creek, PO Box 291, Crawfordsville, IN  47933.  One entry form per paddler.

Paddlers of all skill levels invited to participate in the 2018 Friends of Sugar Creek Canoe Race on May 19th.  With a USCA (United States Canoe Association) division, as well as a recreational division, there is a spot for everyone to get in on the fun.

The race will begin at Creekside Lodge and run 15 miles down to Deer’s Mill Bridge.  Registration fees are $20 for USCA entries, free for active and retired military, $10 for recreational adults and $5 for ages 5-18.  Canoes / kayaks can be rented from either Clement’s Canoes or Sugar Creek Campground or bring your own.  There will be a shuttle service for paddlers who need a ride.

Spectator prime viewing spots include the following:

  • Morris & Jack Bridge at N 225 W (River Mile 38.8)
  • Rails to Trails Parking Lot and Trestle Bridge (River Mile 37.8)
  • Jim Davis Bridge at S 600 W (River Mile 30.1)

Advanced registration is encouraged or you can register the day of the event. May 19th the registration table will be open from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm where all paddlers must check in and pick up their welcome bag, boat identification labels and timing tags. There will be volunteers on hand to help you through the process. After a safety briefing USCA paddlers will start at 1:15 pm and recreational paddlers start at 1:30 pm. An Awards ceremony will be help at Canyon Camp Ground at approximately 4:30 pm.

Local businesses and community organizations are invited to lead a Cheer Squad. Information and forms will be available soon.

Waterproof maps of Sugar Creek will be available for $1.

Race Timing for the Sugar Creek Canoe Race is provided by Race Works Timing .


  • Friends of Sugar Creek Canoe Race