IN 2019

2-Mile & 4-Mile Courses for

Canoes, Kayaks & SUPs

- 4th annual predicted time contest -

Saturday, August 17, 2019

A fun paddlecraft event on Lake Charlevoix of Northern Michigan

Live Music after the contest. Learn more here!


August 17, 2019

2-Mile or 4-Mile Courses

Paddlecrafts: SUP, Kayak, Canoe

Start and finish at Ferry Beach on Lake Charlevoix, Charlevoix, MI

Cost Per Watercraft (single or double): $25 by August 9th, $35 after August 9th

Click Here for More Event Details


Pre-register on-line, or in person at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool by noon, August 16 with paper registration;


On-site registration 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at Ferry Beach the day of the event


If you are interested in being a sponsor or volunteer for this event, please contact Carissa at

Thank you!

Did you hear the news?

In 2018 all participants for the 4-Mile Course finished under 1 hour and 30 minutes and the fastest time was 46:02. The winner was 5 seconds away from his predicted time, the closest yet.  Check out 2018 results here!

Live Music by the Crosscut Kings and Pigs Eatin' Ribs Food Truck in 2019 at Ferry Beach! Entertainment starts at 11 am.


Estimate your elapsed time for this paddle event, and if you finish the closest to your prediction, you are the winner.  Students, seniors, everyone can enjoy this great fundraising event for the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. This is not your typical race, but it definitely is a contest.  Grab your kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board and join us on Lake Charlevoix in beautiful northern Michigan. Please, obviously.... no time pieces on board!


Here’s how it works. 

Submit your estimated time to complete the course the morning of the competition. Launch your water craft at Ferry Beach during your assigned start time provided at check-in. When you finish, your overall time will be compared with your estimated time to see how close you were.  Technically this is called a predicted time race.  Keep in mind that temperature, wind and waves will influence your finish time when coming up with your predicted time!  It doesn’t matter if you are under or go over your predicted time, but those that finish closest to their time will be our winners! 


All participants will receive an event t-shirt. Make sure to stick around for participant prizes, awards and fun at Ferry Beach while everyone finishes the course!