Since 1988 the Dan River Boat Race has grown into a statewide event. Many paddlers have been racing with us for years, creating a “homecoming” for many. ATTENTION!! Pre-registration is $25.00 and onsite registration is $30.00.  Race will be held on Saturday, August 12th, 2023.  Race begins at the Madison River Park (775 Lindsay Bridge Rd. Madison, NC 27025) & Finishes at 704 Access (150 Water St. Madison, NC 27025).

  • Food and shopping will be available in downtown Madison.
  • Those entering two (2) events will be tagged to start at the beginning of the race.
  • Prizes and awards are distributed at approximately 12:00pm (when all paddlers have completed the race)
  • Awards will be handed out at at the 704 Access
  • Parking & Shuttle Available
  • On-Site boat rentals available
  • Pre-Registration Deadline: Aug. 11th by 3pm

Register online at or in person/by mail to Madison Mayodan Recreation Center, 300 South 2nd Ave, Mayodan NC 27027