Outdoor Adventure Race

Grand Island, NY

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Event organizers have decided that this event will not be officially timed due to low pre-registration. Those who were interested can still attend and are welcome to paddle for fun at no charge! Contact Libby for further information:)

Please join us on Saturday July 27, 2019 at noon for the Innaugural Outdoor Adventure Race (O.A.R.) being brought to you by Niagara Outfitters in conjuction with the GI Paddles Up Summerfest and Greenway Commission.

This event is in conjunction with Paddles Up Niagara, but designed to be more competitive! This is a sprint style adventure race featuring a 3K kayak paddle (view 3K paddle course map) followed by a 5k run (view 5K run course map)! Compete with a friend as a team or do both events as an individual. Prizes will be awarded across a variety of categories.

This is a great race for the beginner adventure racer, but watch out once you start, you just can’t stop! Due to the competitive nature of this event and the Upper Niagara River, this event is open to ages 16 and up. Kayaks will be available to rent from Blue Water Marina and Niagara Outfitters, or bring your own! Reservations for kayaks are strongly recommended. Call Libby at 716-545-2143. The race will start in the water at the beach near shelter 2B at 12 pm.

There will be a shotgun start at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island, New York beginning at noon. Participants will start out in the water with the paddle and then transition to the run upon completion of the required paddle. The running part of the race will take place on both grass and asphalt.


Beaver Island State Park
Shelter 2A
2136 Oakfield Rd

Grand Island, NY 14072

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place at the park from 10:00am right up until the start of the races at noon. The first 50 participants will receive a Niagara Outfitters t-shirt and the first beer is on us! 

Team of 2 or Individual only $65
Note: Save $10 through Friday July 26th at midnight with promo code OAR

Bring your own kayak, or rentals will be available through Niagara Outfitters (716) 545-2143 and Blue Water Marina (716)773-7884.  Rental cost is $30 for the event for a single kayak, tandem kayaks will be available, but there is no specific category in tandems for the race.  Reservations for kayaks are strongly recommended.
Please note that the State Park will be charging the regular park entry after 9am.


Participants are invited to join the GI Paddles Up Summerfest celebration after the race. There will be an acoustic band performing from noon until 3pm and The Nice Guys will perform from 4pm to 8pm on the Outdoor Veranda. Participants will have access to some great food, beer, farm and craft vendors as well as kids activities from 11am until about 6pm.

Given for overall individual male and individual female as well as top team. Other awards will be given for best in age groups (TBD).

There will be plenty of parking at Beaver Island State Park. The summer park entrance fee is $7 per vehicle.
For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Libby Broderick at libby@niagaraoutfitters.com.


Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)
  • ITSYourRace.com
  • RaceManagementSolutions.com

When & Where

Jul 27, 2019


12:00 PM

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