Register now…and get set to get wet!

Bangor Parks & Recreation are your hosts for this 16.5-mile race, that starts at 6 Mile Falls in Kenduskeag and wraps up on the Penobscot River in Downtown Bangor.

Where & When
One of the most fun and iconic events of the year is back. The Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, which is held annually on the third weekend of April, returns for another year on Saturday, April 16th. It is the biggest paddling event in all of New England and one of the largest in the country.

How You Can Register
You can’t do it by phone, but you can download the 2022 Registration Form
You can also register and pay online through Bangor Parks & Rec. The deadline to enter is April 14th.

The Cost

Cost of registering depends on when you register:

  • $45 per paddler if registered by April 7th
  • $60 per paddler if registering April 8th through April 14th
  • $75 per paddler if registering on race day eve or race day

The Basics

The rules for the Kenduskeag Canoe Race can be broken down like this:

  • No alcohol is allowed, and if found, you are disqualified
  • No animals are allowed
  • No more than three boats can be registered from one household.
  • You must be at least 12 years of age, with an adult present.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age if no adult is present, but if you are under 18, you need parental consent .
  • Over-the-shoulder life jackets must be worn at all times.

At the end of this day of fun, awards will be presented between 2:30 pm - 3 pm. And, shuttle buses are available at the finish line to bring you back to Kenduskeag.

For more info, check out their website and Twitter page

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