Dallas Downriver Club

Kayak Paddles

TRC XX is a GO for 2022 !

The boat launch area at McInnish Park and its access road have been repaired, so barring any new disasters that may befall our race course, TRC XX will finally be run after an eight year delay.


The Trinity River Challenge is an 11.8 mile paddle sport race held every September to raise money for the river related causes that the DDRC supports. The race course is a stretch of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River between Carrollton and Lewisville, Texas.

The race is  run as an up and back race starting and finishing at McInnish Park. This eliminates the need for shuttling

The race has grown in popularity and participation over the last few years and now has participation of up to 150 paddlers each year.

For their entry fee and participation, the racers receive a Trinity River Challenge T-shirt and a hot lunch. T-shirt quantities are limited, so anybody registering early will be guaranteed a T-shirt, and the remaining quantities will be made available to registrants on a first come basis.

Racers compete in a wide range of boat classes in the Men's and Women's Solo Canoe and Kayak and Mixed Tandem Canoe and Kayak Divisions out for a day of fun on the river  Special awards are also given for the fastest times by age groups and the overall fastest time.

Not a racer?  Fear not, as the TRC needs more than a few good volunteers to help with all sorts of things on Race Day. Racers get a free tee shirt and lunch, what a deal!  Sign up to volunteer on the race entry page when registration opens. 

Boat Classes

Solo Rec Kayak 12' and under

Solo Rec Kayak over 1

Tandem Kayak (mixed division)

Solo Canoe

Tandem Canoe (mixed division)

Unlimited (anything that does not fit in the above classes)

Age Classes

Junior (under 18)

Junior Adult (under 18 with any adult)

Adult (18 to 39)

Master (40 to 49)

Senior (50 to 59)

Veteran (60 to 69)

Grand Veteran (over 70)

Where do you fit in ?  Check out the Official Rules

Rental canoes and/or kayaks are available from:

Trinity River Kayak Co. 

Trinity River Expeditions 214-941-1757


TRC XV Race Logo


Save The Date For


 Watermelon Cleanup

September 10, 2022


Trinity River Challenge XX 

September 17, 2022

Come join us as we celebrate the TRC's 20th anniversary!


On Line Registration


June 30, 2022


Thank You For Supporting TRC XIX

 2014 Result Highlights

New Under 2 Hour Club Additions

Brady Lotz   1:54:24

Rodney Rice 1:54:35

Scott Weinert 1:56:56

Julie Basham Award

Heather Cousson  2:52:58

G. Eric Rounsefel Award

Brady Lotz 1:54:24

Brian O. Lisle Award (20 Mi.)

Svend Fruit 3:43:11

Boat Raffle Winner 

Shari Withey


Kayak Paddles

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Last updated October 6, 2021