• Ages: 14 – Adult
  • 8 weeks, March and April
  • Cheat Youth Registrations now Open!
  • Registration for Cheat and Cheat Lite open Jan 9, 2023
  • Cheat Elite – email [email protected]
  • $535 – all trips included!
  • These programs do fill quickly. To be added to the waitlist, please email [email protected]


Cheat Training

Cheat | Cheat Lite | Creeking Lite | Cheat Youth | Cheat Elite Application Now Open

  • 8 weekday workouts in March and April
  • 4 Downriver workouts in March
  • 4 trips
Location: Anglers Inn, Great Falls, Md, Sycamore Island, Cheat Canyon, and other local rivers!

It doesn’t matter if you race or not… It doesn’t matter if you are first or mid-pack… Join what has become a rite of passage for intermediate paddlers in the DC area, and you will find yourself building endurance, improving your forward stroke, and enjoying the company of friends – just what you need to get you started on next paddling season.

Click the registration links below for specific info about each program.


All participants must have a dry suit or similar thermal gear. It has been known to snow out west in April! In addition, you will need to have layers for under their dry suit, booties, and hand protection.

For Cheat Youth, Calleva is able to provide a long boat, paddle, skirt, helmet, PFD.

For Cheat Training and Cheat Elite, you will need to have a long boat, something over 10 feet.

Contact [email protected] if interested in purchasing a boat. There are a lot of “old school” boats out there that are great as well! Potomac River Supply also has dry suits, layers, pogies, etc!

NEW THIS YEAR! Cheat Elite will be going to the Top Yough on March 25 and racing the Top Yough on April 1. We will be in town on April 8, then Cheat Trips with 2 runs on April 15, 22 & 29! Apply today