Registration opened for the 55th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race this week, which is set to take place on April 16th, 2022.

The week following the Kenduskeag, paddlers will have another opportunity to take to the water, as it was also announced this week, that another long-time race will be resuming this year (after having to be postponed, due to Covid the last few years.)

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According to the Sebec Lake Association Website, the 48th Annual Kiwanis Piscataquis River Race will take place Saturday, April 23rd.

This race, which runs about 10 miles, starts in Guilford at King Cummings Park and finishes up in Dover-Foxcroft, by Foxcroft Academy. Its a major fundraiser for Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club, bringing crowds of folks to the area each year.

In years past, there have been 18 racing and recreational classes involved in this particular race. Winners in the categories of fastest kayak and canoe are added to the Bob Darling trophy (named after the late Bob Darling, a former Kiwanis President and Chair of the Piscataquis River Race.) (MaCKRO: Maine Canoe & Kayak Racing Organization) has the river race season kicking off this year with the 40th Annual St. George River Race taking place March 24th in Searsmont. The season is set to come to an end on September 11th with the Saco River Race at Mechanics Park.

For a full schedule of rthe 2022 season of river races and events, you can check out the MaCKRO Facebook Page. 

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