Broadkill River Canoe & Kayak Race set Aug. 23

Racers encouraged to preregister
August 13, 2014
Contestants line up for the single-person kayak event in the 2013 Broadkill River Canoe & Kayak Race. SOURCE SUBMITTED

The 15th annual Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race is just around the bend. This popular 10-mile race up the scenic and challenging Broadkill River in Milton will  take place Saturday, Aug. 23.

Paddlers with all levels of experience have a chance to test their mettle in several categories - single or tandem canoe or kayak; fast kayak; paddleboard or four-person or more canoe. Besides awards for the winners, there will be a prize for the best race costume.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Oyster Rocks with the race start at 10. The race ends in Milton’s Memorial Park.

The Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race takes place in conjunction with Bargains on the Broadkill, a festival sponsored by the Milton Chamber of Commerce with vendors, food, and the far less strenuous Great Duck Race offering cash and other prizes to the first 25 winners. Family and friends can enjoy the festival and then cheer on the canoe and kayak racers as they reach the finish line.

Racers are encouraged to preregister to guarantee they will receive a T-shirt. However, registrations are allowed the day of the race.

Sponsors for the race are still being accepted. Individuals or businesses that wish to support this wet and wild event, should contact Maryellen Kiernan at or call 302-684-8889 for further information.