Each summer for the past five years, the world's largest audience of paddlers speaks, nominating and then selecting those who inspire adventure, endurance, performance, progression, teamwork and community. And in 24 hours, the paddling community will gather once again in downtown Salt Lake City to celebrate the winners of the fifth annual Canoe & Kayak Awards, honoring the the past year's most inspiring paddlers, adventures, and expeditions, as well as the sport's most worthy philanthropic causes. In addition to the award presentations for Male and Female Paddler of the Year, Paddle with Purpose, Spirit of Adventure, Expedition of the Year presented by NEXEN Tire, and Lifetime Achievement, the video program will also feature the coveted announcement of the winner of the $10,000 Dream Adventure Contest expedition award presented by Nexen Tire.

Follow the event live on C&K’s INSTAGRAM, and FACEBOOK channels, as we update the awards site here with results and recap videos.