American Canoe Association Sprint National Championships

August 2- 6, 2022

The canoe and kayak sprint event will take place on Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park in Bethel, OH, just 30 minutes east of Cincinnati. Event dates are set for August 2-5, 2022

The competition will feature a nine-lane buoyed course covering an assortment of lengths including the 1,000, 500- and 200-meter distances. In addition, 3K and 5K marathon races will take place around the lake. Over 350 athletes are expected to compete from a variety of clubs across the United States. The age categories for this event ranges from Bantam, Junior, Senior and Masters, which will also include para-canoe and kayak racing.

Competition Date- August 2-5, 2022 8:00am-6:00pm.
Event address- 3294 Elklick Rd. Bethel, OH 45106

View racing schedule HERE

Sign Up to Volunteer HERE

Team Hotel Room Blocks HERE

ACA Banquet Tickets HERE 

View ACA Nationals Invite

View ACA Bulletin Here *Updated July 5th 


Once the competition is over enjoy a more leisurely experience and join the 1,500 boat flotilla for a casual 4.2 or 9.0 mi paddle. Register here-
The registration systems for racers and rec paddlers are different. Registrants can use the code ACAPADDLER for a $10 discount. This discount is only good for online pre-registration. Additional information about Paddlefest can be found at

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