Journey to Rio...

Thank you for visiting the National Go Canoeing Week website!

Go Canoeing Week is a nationally recognised event which celebrates everything canoeing.

The aim is to get as many people out on the water as possible and paddling as many miles as they can during the event. One mile or one hundred: it all counts! Anyone can get involved, from complete beginners to seasoned pros and all forms of paddlesports are celebrated; from kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding!

With the 2016 Rio Olympics looming ever closer, we want everyone to feel part of the excitement. So the aim for 2015 is to collectively paddle the equivalent of the journey from the UK to Rio de Janeiro: 24,901 miles - and perhaps beyond!

This journey is also the exact length of the Equator and means we’re essentially asking you to help us paddle around the world!

National Go Canoeing Week 2014 was our most successful yet, with thousands of people taking part in a huge range of paddling activities. We want to build on this success and make Go Canoeing Week 2015 even bigger and better!

Every mile counts in our Journey to Rio and we hope you’ll join us!

Official Partners:

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