Dalsland Canoe Marathon (DKM +) is a 55 km canoe competition for everyone. Both canoe enthusiasts and the elite. The competition is run with either one-man kayaks, two-man kayaks or Canadian kayaks. The next competition will be held 10 August, 2019.
DKM + (55 km)
Junior or Vintage (20.7 km)
The start of DKM+ 55 km runs at 8 am from Baldersnäs Herrgård’s guest harbor in Dals Långed and all competitors start at the same time. Then you have 11 hours to complete the entire race and you finish at Bengtsfors guest harbor. Here you can download the entire track.
The start of DKM 20.7 km begins at Gustavsfors at 11 am.
The competition runs over four lakes: Laxsjön, Svärdlång, Västra Silen and Lelång. Buoys will show you the navigation along the race. On all lakes, red-marked boats are deployed to assist.
Volunteers will serve you energy drinks, wheat buns, bananas and pickles at every lift where there are depots. Coffee is also served at the last depot. Only the elite must carry their kayaks at the last lift . At each depot there are paramedics which can assist in case of any emergency. The depots are called Skåpafors, Skifors, Gustavsfors and Herrenäs. The Gustavsfors depot closes at 15 pm, the Herrenäs depot at 17 pm and the finish line closes at 19 pm.
When you have reached the finish line, your canoe/kayak is transported to an area next to the exhibitors in Bengtsfors. All competitors will be served food after the race and you can get massage for only 150 SEK. In the evening, after the race an “After Canoe” is arranged . Participants and the audience can meet to share their experiences and enjoy the party atmosphere in the village.