PHOTOS: 2016 edition of the Upper Jock River Race

Dozens of paddlers raced down the Jock River on a cold but sunny Saturday, taking part in a tradition dating back to 1971. All photos by Barry Gray.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddling down river at the Jock River Race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. First paddlers down the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
First paddlers down the Jock River.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddlers on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Splashing through some rapids on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

Nearing the finish on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Nearing the finish.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Splashing through rapids on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Splashing through rapids on the Jock.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddlers passing the church in Richmond and nearing the finish. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Paddlers passing the church in Richmond and nearing the finish.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddling down the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddling down the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Shooting through some rapids on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Shooting through some rapids
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Bundled up for the cold on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Bundled up for the cold.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Jock River paddler. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Nearing the finish line. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Nearing the finish line.
Pirates of the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Pirates of the Jock River.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. All kinds of pirates on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
All kinds of pirates on the Jock River. There was a prize for best costume this year.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddlers on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Finish line at the Jock River Race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Chili and hot chocolate at the finish line. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Chili and hot chocolate at the finish line.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Finish line. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
At the finish line.
Going to the dogs on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
The race goes to the dogs.
RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Celebrations at the finish line at the Jock River race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
Celebrations at the finish line.

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Paddle boarders on the Jock River. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)

RICHMOND, ON. April 9, 2016. Approaching the finish line at the Jock River Race. Barry Gray (StittsvilleCentral)
A crowded field approaching the finish line.

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