Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022
Location: Race starts at the Town of Tupper Lake Boat Launch on Lake Simond Road and goes to the Route 30 bridge and then goes up the Raquette River to the Oxbow and returns to the Boat Launch.
Distance: 8 miles. A NYPRA Points Race for Canoes and Kayaks.
Entry Fee: $35. T-shirts for the first 55 registrants!
** Registration online and on race day **
Start: 11 AM. Check-in from 9:30-10:30 AM
Classes: All New York Paddlesports Racing Association (NYPRA) canoe and kayak classes as well as classes for Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs).
Race Questions: Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Tupper Lake 8-Miler is back again for 2022. The race day will be on Saturday 25 June. Registration will be online but it will also be possible to register on race day. There will be a post-race BBQ as well as an award ceremony and a few raffle prizes. There will be T-shirts for the first 55 registrants: medium, large and extra large. All proceeds from the race will go to the Heart Center of the Adirondack Medical Center.
On the following day, Sunday 26, there will be the Celebrate Paddling Invitational, a ten-mile race on Lake Flower, Saranac Lake, which will be organized by The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the same organization that will organize the Round The Mountain Race on 14 of May.
The Tupper Lake Tinman will also be taking place on Saturday, 25 June. The 73 mile bike course for this race goes from Tupper Lake to Cranberry Lake and back to Tupper Lake along Highway 3. Participants in the Tupper Lake 8-Miler coming from the north or from the west and using Highway 3 will be able to use this highway, but there will be state police doing traffic control at 4 different locations along that route for the bikes to turn around, so there will be some delays to drivers on that road. The only road closure in Tupper Lake will be on Santa Clara Rd where the emergency services building is located. Demars Blvd will be slow going as well with bikes going in and out by the park and runners in and out by the baseball field. You will have to use Demars Blvd to pass through Tupper Lake to get to Simon Pond.
Also, hotel accommodation in Tupper Lake will be in very short supply as along with the Tinman it will be graduation weekend.