Thursday, May 21, 2015


This is it!  The weekend of the 72 mile Challenge Race on the Missouri!  As racers and volunteers, we are so pleased to be a part of this  event.  We hope for good weather, good health to all the participants, and good fortune in avoiding the sand bars!  Thanks to the organizers & Dept. of Tourism, and all those involved for providing a great opportunity to celebrate & enjoy this river, the scenery, the fellowship – and the best entertainment available – paddling SD waters.

Check out for more information & the race results.

Mary Finck
SD Canoe & Kayak Association
 2015 Schedule
Friday, May 22
2:00 - 10:00 p.m. Check in at Riverside Park (west entrance), Yankton
5:30 p.m. Shuttle leaves the Marina Inn, South Sioux City, NE for Yankton
7:00 p.m. Mandatory safety briefing - Riverside Park, Yankton
7:45 p.m. Support crew briefing - Riverside Park, Yankton
8:00 p.m. FREE supper for racers - Riverside Park Picnic Shelter, Yankton
Free overnight camping at Riverside Park

Hotel - Best Western Kelly Inn Yankton
Saturday, May 23
5:35 a.m. Boat check-in at starting line - Riverside Park
7:00 a.m. SHARP - Start - All classes
Approx 9:00 p.m. - Awards ceremony at HQ tent at boat ramp, South Sioux City, NE
Race Hotel - Marina Inn, South Sioux City, NEAsk for "Kayak Challenge" block of rooms
Campground - Scenic Park Campground, South Sioux City, NEYou can sign-up to camp in our tent city at the finish when you check-in on Friday. $10 per tent. No open fires. Showers available, but are a short walk away. Have a camper? Give us a call and we'll find you a spot at the finish. 
Sunday, May 24
1:00 p.m. Race ends

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 16: Big Sioux River Greenway Clean-up

SDCKA is again assisting with the City of Sioux Falls 2nd Annual Big Sioux River Greenway Clean-up, which will be held May 16 from 8-11am. Our adopted park is Legacy (W 12th & Marion). No boats needed.

More info can be found here: