e3 Wooden Canoe Race

Participate in the first wooden canoe race on the Rappahannock River. Race participants carve a small block of wood into a canoe, decorate it, and then race it down the river at Old Mill Park. There are race heats for all ages, from elementary school to adult. Winners receive trophies and gift cards from local businesses. Race kits cost $10 and benefit Royal Kids School. During the wooden canoe race, you can tube, canoe or kayak as part of the e3 Riverfloat.

Race Day Schedule

10 am-12 pm

Boat drop off and Best of Show judging

12:30 pm

Best of Show winners announced

1 pm

Races begin

Elementary Heat

Sponsored by Coldstone Creamery

Middle School Heat

Sponsored by 25 30 Espresso

High School Heat

Sponsored by Mione’s Pizza and Subs

Adult Heat

Sponsored by Virginia Outdoor Center

2 pm

Winners announced

Best of Show and race winners receive trophies and gift certificates from heat sponsors. Visit our awards page to find out what you can win!

Best of Show Categories

After carving your canoe, you can decorate it and enter it into a Best of Show category to compete for more prizes. Boats must be dropped off by 11:30 am on race day to participate in the judging.

Best of Show Categories are:
Wild Rappahannock River
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
Submarine Sandwiches
Anything Coffee

Want to purchase a race kit? Buy it from our store.

Our $10 race kits include coupons from our race sponsors.

Order one through our store or purchase one at 25 30 Espresso on weekdays or the Virginia Outdoor Center on weekends.

Fund raise for your organization

Every $3 per kit can go to support your group. If you’re part of a civic organization and would like to sell race kits as a fund raiser, please contact us.

Lost your race kit instructions?

Download Wooden Canoe Race Instructions.



















Participate in the first wooden canoe race on the Rappahannock River. Race participants carve a small block of wood into a canoe, decorate it, and then race it down the river at Old Mill Park. There are race heats for all ages, from elementary school to adult. Winners receive trophies and gift cards from local businesses. Race kits cost $10 and benefit Royal Kids School.

Race Day Schedule

10 am-12 pm Boat drop off and Best of Show judging

12:30 pm Best of Show winners announced

1 pm Races begin

Elementary Heat sponsored by Coldstone Creamer

Middle School Heat sponsored by Mione’s Pizza and Subs

High School Heat

Adult Heat sponsored by Virginia Outdoor Center

2 pm Winners announced

Best of Show and race winners receive trophies and gift certificates from heat sponsors. Visit our awards page to find out what you can win!

Best of Show Categories

After carving your canoe, you can decorate it and enter it into a Best of Show category to compete for more prizes. Boats must be dropped off by 11:30 am on race day to participate in the judging.

The categories are:

Wild Rappahannock River

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor

Submarine Sandwiches

Want to purchase a race kit?

Our $10 race kits include coupons from our race sponsors. Order one through our store or purchase one at the Virginia Outdoor Center. Starting April 26, race kits can be bought at the VOC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays during normal business hours.

Race kits will also be on sale at our following events:

April 16 Earth Day on the Rappahannock

Old Mill Park

11 am-3 pm

April 23 Centerpoint Egg Drop

Atlee High School

1 pm-4 pm

April 30 FCS Family Fun Day

Fredericksburg Christian Upper Campus

10 am-3pm

May 1 Great Train Race

Participate in the first wooden canoe race on the Rappahannock River. Race participants carve a small block of wood into a canoe, decorate it, and then race it down the river at Old Mill Park. There are race heats for all ages, from elementary school to adult. Winners receive trophies and gift cards from local businesses. Race kits cost $10 and benefit Royal Kids School.

Race Day Schedule

10 am-12 pm Boat drop off and Best of Show judging

12:30 pm Best of Show winners announced

1 pm Races begin

Elementary Heat sponsored by Coldstone Creamer

Middle School Heat sponsored by Mione’s Pizza and Subs

High School Heat

Adult Heat sponsored by Virginia Outdoor Center

2 pm Winners announced


Best of Show and race winners receive trophies and gift certificates from heat sponsors. Visit our awards page to find out what you can win!


Best of Show Categories

After carving your canoe, you can decorate it and enter it into a Best of Show category to compete for more prizes. Boats must be dropped off by 11:30 am on race day to participate in the judging.

The categories are:

Wild Rappahannock River

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor

Submarine Sandwiches


Want to purchase a race kit?

Our $10 race kits include coupons from our race sponsors. Order one through our store or purchase one at the Virginia Outdoor Center. Starting April 26, race kits can be bought at the VOC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays during normal business hours.


Race kits will also be on sale at our following events:

April 16 Earth Day on the Rappahannock

Old Mill Park

11 am-3 pm

April 23 Centerpoint Egg Drop

Atlee High School

1 pm-4 pm

April 30 FCS Family Fun Day

Fredericksburg Christian Upper Campus

10 am-3pm

May 1 Great Train Race

Downtown Fredericksburg

7 am-1 pm

May 7 Culpeper Days

Downtown Culpeper

10 am-5 pm

May 7 Moo Drop

Hanover Airport

10 am-2 pm


Fund raise for your organization

Every $3 per kit can go to support your group. If you’re part of a civic organization and would like to sell race kits as a fund raiser, please contact us.


Downtown Fredericksburg

7 am-1 pm

May 7 Culpeper Days

Downtown Culpeper

10 am-5 pm

May 7 Moo Drop

Hanover Airport

10 am-2 pm

Fund raise for your organization

Every $3 per kit can go to support your group. If you’re part of a civic organization and would like to sell race kits as a fund raiser, please contact us.