USCA News –

  • June 23, 2020

    USCA Aluminum Nationals postponed until 2021

    Due to all the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the USCA Aluminum Nationals in Poplar Bluff, MO until 2021. The date to be determined.

  • April 26, 2020

    Marathon Nationals rescheduled to August 12-15, 2021

    It is with great sadness that we as Newaygo Nationals Association have had to come to the decision to postpone 2020 year USCA Nationals until August of 2021 . We have reached this decision in collaboration with Newaygo County Emergency Services, Michigan Canoe Racing Association (MCRA) and the United States Canoe Association (USCA). Their respective Boards share our concerns and those of NCES, and erring on the side of caution and restraint is what we must do. At present, we are working to reschedule the Power Paddle for August 15-16, with additional starts for any USCA racers that wish to attend if the situation allows at that time.  As such, the USCA National Championships will take place in Newaygo in August 12-15, 2021.  Thank you again for the faithful support of the racing community, volunteer community and our volunteers that make these events possible. We hope you and your families are staying safe and that we can return to hosting world class events later this year. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at


The United States Canoe Association is a nationwide community of canoe and kayak racers who race hard, train hard, and know how to have fun. The USCA is dedicated to this lifetime sport and wants to help you meet your paddling goals. Join us today!

We believe it is our role to provide the general public with FUN paddlesport opportunities. Make paddling education and instruction accessible.  We want to Improve access to all paddling venues and expand paddlesport to people of all abilities and to the underserved.

The USCA wants to promote paddlesports competition at the local, regional and national levels by creating strategic alliances with clubs and other organizations that represent the outdoor experience in order to expand awareness and knowledge of paddlesport.  We strive to communicate the benefits of canoeing, kayaking, rafting and stand up paddleboarding as healthy lifetime recreation activities.

The heart of the USCA is the people who paddle, cherish and protect the rivers, lakes, streams, bays and oceans of the United States and beyond.