The "Scantic Spring Splash Race"
is ready for Sat. - May 2, 2015

The Race Committee has decided to postpone the Canoe/Kayak Race due to the excessive snow that borders the Scantic River. Safety for all the boaters, volunteers and Fire Dept. alike would be at a disadvantage at all major areas of concern.
Also parking issues were a concern for EMT's and Fire Dept's vehicles.

So we hopefully we will see you all on May 2, 2015 to
support our 24th annual "Take the Challange"
Scantic Spring Splash Race!


Trophies are available to all those who were not
able to stay for the Award Ceremony. You can simply visit
Powder Hollow Brewery in Enfield CT. and tell them
you are there to pick up your trophies.
Please visit



2015 Official Times

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Pictures from different photographers for 2015

Journal Inquirer

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Picture Enfield Photo Albums Page


Reminder News 2015


2015 Sponsors



2015 - 24rd ANNUAL

Rain / Snow date: Saturday,
May 2

Entry Fee: $25.00


New Article for 2015 Race

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Pics of the Scantic River as it melts!


Grooming of the course has begun.

Thanks to the following for assisting on this ongoing project!

Dana Warner, Bill Cody, Brian Beaupre, and Jeff Dynia

Registration will be available soon for download only,
simply select the correct buttons below!

Simply download the forms, fill them out and bring them to the
Powder Mill Red Barn, 32 South Maple St. Enfield CT
on race day March 30, 2014 .

Please make checks out to "Scantic Spring Splash"
(Please fill out the insurance waivers for all those 17 and younger.)

Boaters will need one registration per boat, but one waiver for each boater.


Simply drop your boat off at the start, (Quality Ave.) and
return to the registration area to park your vehicle.
There you can change into your cold weather
gear for racing and then simply jump
on the shuttle to the start.



Traffic Jam near the finish line. (Photographer Lee Garrity)






These are the more technical locations that are located on the second half of this SSS race.

Click on the picture to view a larger size.

Stockers Rapids

Chimney Rapids

Ledges - The Finish area


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The best rollovers and crashes of the 2011 Spring Splash in Enfield Connecticut.



 2014 Race  Date:
Saturday, March 28, 2015 for the 24th Annual Race
  "Be a Fan, Donate a Can" Help Us Fill Up the Canoe with non-perishable foods for The Enfield Food Shelf!

9:00 am to 11:00 am at See Map (see #5) in the Powder Hollow Barn at the Finish by South Maple Street Bridge. Last pre-start bus to Novice and Race Start Area at 11:05. Don't be left behind - be early, the bus fills up.


Reminder - Everyone needs to go to finish line (Powder Mill Barn) to pick up their numbered Bibs for the race. 32 South Maple Street,Enfield Ct

( Even for all those who pre-registered )

 Start Times: Mandatory Race Meeting: 11:15am at See Map (see #1)
Novice Start: 11:30 
Racing Classes Start: 12:00 Pm
 Entry Fee: $25.- per individual, Benefits The Enfield Food Shelf
This includes insurance fee.
 Point Series:
  • NECKRA Downriver point series -- (NECKRA.ORG)

Racing Course:
See Map
(see #2,3,4,5)

5 Miles with 1 mandatory Portage from Somersville, CT to Powder Hollow Barn in Hazardville. 3 Class II Rapids, including the popular finish area. Lots of spectators.

Race is a part of New England Canoe Association Series (NECRA)


All boaters entering the entire 5 mile race must wear helmets including all kayakers. ( Bicycle, skateboarding, or whitewater helmets are acceptable )

All racers 16 and under must wear helmet.

Novice Course:
See Map
(see #1)

2.5 miles of down river racing from Somersville, CT to RT-191 Bridge (Broadbrook Road, Enfield CT). Class I rapids.


 Post Race: Footage from the race will be played on large screens in the barn immediately after the race.


No alcohol allowed prior to or during the race.




Click on the picture above for a map.

FREE spectator parking will be available at the staff parking lot of Fermi High School (corner of North Maple Street and Moody Road).  The free shuttle bus will provide spectators a worry free trip to and from the Powder Mill Barn on race day.  The bus will run from 11:30 am until about one half hour after the end of the race.

Please assist by donating a non-perishable food item for the Enfield Food Shelf.

Any questions email Mike Dynia at (860 745 9986) or

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