Race the Narrows

July 20, 2024, 8:00 am


Saturday, July 20th, 2024

Check in: 8- 9am

Race: 9- 11am

Awards Ceremony/After Party: 11:30am-1pm

Mastic Beach Conservancy is excited to bring you Race The Narrows, a water race that will bring together paddle enthusiasts of all levels to support conservation efforts in the Mastic Beach community. All proceeds will go toward Mastic Beach Conservancy’s mission of preserving the more than six miles of publicly accessible waterfront parkland around the Mastic Peninsula and protecting the natural beauty and biodiversity of the area.

Race the Narrows Info:

  • Start and End- Violet Cove
  • Address: 2 Violet Road, Mastic Beach, NY
  • Parking: street parking along Violet Road and Floral Ct.
  • Distance – 2.5 miles and 5 miles
  • All levels welcome – adults, Teens 14+, clubs and teams
  • All paddlecraft welcome – Recreational kayak, Sea kayak, Unlimited kayaks, Stand up paddle boards
  • Timing provided by Elitefeats

Race route information :

  • Start at Violet Cove and paddle to Marina 1 and back. The 5 milers will do the route twice.
  • Early registration is highly recommended, as spots are limited.
  • $50 for casual paddle/ $60 to participate in the 2.5 mile race/ $70 to participate in 5 mile race
  • For an extra $25 get a discounted membership to the Mastic Beach Conservancy (Normally $50)
  • Current members receive $5 off race with code
Craft Categories:
  • casual paddle-  (any craft) timed but doesn’t count for prizes (go as far as you can)
  • recreational class kayak
  • Elite class kayak: sea kayak, touring kayak or surf ski
  • SUP 12’6” and under
  • SUP 12’6” and over
After Party/Awards Ceremony Info:
  • Where: Mastic Beach Snack Bar, 93 Riviera Drive
  • When: 11:30am-1pm
  • Food for purchase
  • First drink free
  • There’s ample parking around the marina


  • 8-9am- Check in
  • 8:45am- Captain’s meeting
  • 9am- 5 mile SUP’s
  • 9:15am- 5 miles Kayak’s
  • 9:30am- 2.5 casual paddle and students
  • 9:45am- 2.5 SUP
  • 10am- 2.5 kayaks
  • 11am- Race ends
  • 11:30-1pm- awards ceremony at Mastic Beach Snack Bar


  • Fastest M/F
  • Top 1 M/F Under 25 in each category
  • Top 1 M/F 25-50 in each category
  • Top 1 M/F Over 50 in each category
  • casual paddle does not qualify for awards

Best Spots for Spectator viewing

  • Cranberry Dock- 795 Riviera Dr, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
  • Jefferson Drive Beach- 11 Beaver Dr, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
  • Turn around spot- Riviera and Dahlia Drive