Canoe Marathon World Series

About the Canoe Marathon World Series

The World Series is a series of races designed to crown the leading male and female athletes in the K1 and C1 divisions, who perform consistently well throughout a 12 month period. Each World Series begins following the World Championships, and athletes can accumulate points in Classic Canoe Marathon Races, World Cups and the pinnacle event of the year, the World Championships.

Read about the 2018-2019 World Series including competition calendar.


Latest update published 11 August 2019

Final overall World Series rankings - published 14 September 2018

Final overall World Series rankings 

2018-19 World Series events







Liffey Descent /IRL

15 Sept 2018

Ranking race

River race

Shaoxing /CHN

22-24 Sept 2018

Ranking race

Normal and short distance

Drak Challenge /RSA

19-20 January 2019

Ranking race

2 days, 65km, no portages, up to grade 3 rapids

Amsterdam Waterland Marathon/NED

13 April 2019


Ranking race

Length 23 km with 2 portages

Rheine Marathon/GER

11 May 2019

Ranking race

Normal distance

Baerum World Cup /NOR

1 June 2019

World Cup

Short distance

2 June 2019

World Cup

Normal distance

Torino Kayak Canoe Marathon /ITA

22-23 June 2019  

Ranking race

Lap course, length depending on class

Descenso Internacional del Sella /ESP

3 August 2019

Ranking race

Along the Sella River between Arriondas and Ribadesella bridges, 20 km, river race

Dalsland Kanot Marathon /SWE


10 August 2019

Ranking race

From Baldersnäs Manor to the guest harbour in Bengtsfors

Liffey Descent /IRL

15 Sept 2019

Ranking race

River race

Shaoxing World Championships /CHN

17 Oct 2019

World Championships

Short distance*

19 Oct 2019

Normal distance

*Subject to Congress approval

Points allocation

Final classification in the eventWorld Championships
Normal distance**World Cup events
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** For short distance at World Cup and World Championships*, half the number of the points normal distance