This year the Lester River Race took place on Saturday April 1st, 2017.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers, racers and spectators who made this event a great success.

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MIDWEST'S PREMIERE KAYAK RACE:THE LESTER RIVER RACE - DULUTH, MN

Held each spring to coincide with the start of the snowmelt runoff, the Lester River Race marks the unofficial start to the whitewater kayak season along Minnesota’s North Shore, drawing expert kayakers from across the US.  Uniquely situated within the city limits of Duluth on the Lester River as it flows through Lester Park, the race provides excellent access for fans to watch this world-class whitewater event.

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