Seneca Showdown

Whether you love to compete or want to be part of a fun community paddle– the Seneca Showdown is the event for you! Come out and test your endurance against some of the Potomac River area’s best paddlers. The Seneca Showdown offers both a Downriver Race and an Attainment Race. Do one or do both! The race course is located on the class ll section of the Potomac River know as the G.W. Canal and Seneca Breaks.

Check in begins at 9 am
The Attainment Race starts at 10 am
The Downriver Race starts at 11:30 pm
Awards at 1:30 pm at Riley’s Lock

Sunday April 25, 2021
Class ll
Downriver and attainment
Family friendly
$25 for one race, $35 for both

Registration for 2022 coming soon

What separates this race from any other race in the area is that the race course is not set. All you receive before the race is a start point, turn around point, and the finish line. You chose the fastest line! Competing in both races will not just test your paddling speed, but also your endurance.

Each category must have 3 or more participants or will be combined with a like category.

Registration includes an event Tshirt (sizes are limited), Calleva Farm granola bar, and a shuttle at the end of the downriver race. Please bring a mask with you in your boat to wear on the shuttle. You may also opt to set your own shuttle at Pennyfield or paddle back up the canal.

The Seneca Showdown is a family friendly event with a wide view of the race course. Due to Covid we will not be providing food or shared tables. Please bring your own picnic and blanket or chairs. We have plenty of lawn space so be sure to have 6 feet of separation.

Showdown Results 2021- ATTAINMENT

Showdown Results 2021- DOWNRIVER

2018 Race Results

2017 Race Results