2015 K2O – Kingston To Ottawa 200km Race Images and Results

Aug 11th


Author By leon
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#18 (C2Mix), Bonnie Pankiw and Cristoph Weber.


The Kingston to Ottawa 200 (K2O) race is an ultra endurance 200km marathon paddling race through a UNESCO World Heritage site. The race takes place on slow moving water and must be completed within 36 hours. All types of non-fixed paddle crafts are allowed in the race however, no crafts with sails or pedals are permitted. Examples of non-fixed paddle crafts are: canoes, kayaks, SUPs, voyageur canoes, surf skis, etc. Challenge the race as a soloist, in a team of 2 or more paddlers, or even as a relay to split up the distance. The K2O makes its mark as Ontario’s longest non-stop paddling marathon and the only race in the province to offer prize money. Expect an incredible journey, an incredible event, and an incredible challenge!

    Taking on the challenge of photographing the race would be almost as challenging as participating. John MacDonald and myself had the privilege of a motor rather than paddles, and were blessed with great driver as well. 

    The eventual winners in boat #18 (C2Mix), Bonnie Pankiw and Cristoph Weber dominated the route in 23:07:34. How fitting was it the couple sailed to victory under the famous “love locks” of the Corktown Footbridge. The two would seal their victory with a kiss as 2015 Champions of the K2O.

    The G&I Automotive Move-of-The-Race might have been the 200 meter backtrack by boat #13, Bryan Allemang. Finishing in a time of 34:46:27, the route reversal was to engage in a 50 foot cliff jump for several entertained on-lookers.

    These are just a few of our favourite images from the day…



#18 (C2Mix), Bonnie Pankiw and Cristoph Weber at the Corktown Bridge finish line.


Race start, 6 am.


Cataraqui Canoe Club.



Racers making their way to the first locks.





Our driver, Rodney, with Mom navigating.

































Comments (2)

  1. johnmac

    August 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Fantastic pics. You made the race come alive.

  2. Keppie Sullivan

    August 15, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the pix Leon, fantastic! We met you and your team at Chaffey’s Lock on Sat morning and chatted you up about the race details, photography etc. Thanks for enlightening us So Cal folks who have been coming to the Rideau area for decades to share the loveliness of Sand Lake at our 100 year old cottage. We had never heard of this race but will look for it yearly now! Best of luck to you. We will keep an eye to your doings ;-)

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