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.

April 28, 2024 – An infamous showdown at Riley’s Lock.

Tentative Schedule:

10:30 am Downriver  Racer Check in begins at River School Office Pavilion

11:15 am Down River Racer Meeting at River School Office Pavilion

11:30 am  Downriver Race Start at Aqueduct

1 pm Lunch and Awards

1:30 pm Wildwater Demo at boat ramp 

2 pm Team River Runner Family Paddling Program at TRR trailer

5 pm Activities end

Sunday April 30, 2023
Class ll
Downriver and attainment
Family friendly
$15 Entry

50% of Proceeds to go to TRR



Please indicate which class and category you are. Categories must be 3 or more participants. If we have enough registrants we will have women, men, and junior category for each class.

Class A – Wildwater and Race Boats
Class B – K1 Boats over 13 feet including Wavehoppers, Sea kayaks, Phoenix Cascades, Slalom, and Mirage.
Class C – K1 Long Boats 10 – 12’11” including 12R, Dancer, Greenboats, etc
Class D- K1 boats under 10′
OC – Open Canoe
K2 – any tandem kayak
Other- please explain

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

50% of proceeds to go to Team River Runner. Registration includes event swag (limited availability), lunch and a shuttle at the end of the downriver race. 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. Please bring your own picnic and blanket or chairs. We have plenty of lawn space!

2023 Downriver Overall Results

2023 Attainment Overall Results

2022 Attainment Overall Results

2022 Downriver Overall Results

Showdown Results 2021- ATTAINMENT

Showdown Results 2021- DOWNRIVER

2018 Race Results

2017 Race Results