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Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

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54th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race Saturday, April 18th, 2020

NEW RACE START TIME: 9:00 AM

**NEW THIS YEAR**

Each boat must have a team name. If none is requested, your last name will be your team name.  Parks & Recreation has the right to replace your team name if not deemed appropriate.
 
WHERE DO I PICK UP MY RACE DAY PACKET?
Kenduskeag Union Church
(across the bridge from previous pick spot at the Mystic Grange Hall)

CLICK HERE for Information Flier

Waiver form must be filled out and returned to the Bangor Parks and Recreation either by email (tim.baude@bangormaine.gov) or mail, even if registering online.
 
CLICK HERE for waiver form

***EVERYONE IN EACH BOAT MUST SIGN OR AGREE TO DISCLAIMER TO RECEIVE YOUR PACKET AND TO BE ALLOWED IN THE RACE.***

NO REFUNDS AFTER THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE RACE
Register NOW Below!!!  

****EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE BEFORE APRIL 1****
$25 per person 

REGISTRATION PRICES APRIL 1 UNTIL MIDNIGHT, APRIL 16
$35 per person 

DAY BEFORE AND RACE DAY PRICES START APRIL 17
ANYONE REGISTERING THESE DAYS WILL START AT THE END OF THE RACE
(ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS AT 11:00 AM ON APRIL 17)
$50 per person



Rules and Guidelines (PLEASE READ)
  • A minimum age of 12 years old with and adult (18+) in the craft
  • Minimum age of 16 years old without an adult (must have consent of parent/guardian if under 18 years old)
  • We will start 5 crafts per minute starting at 8:30 am
  • No alcohol will be allowed in craft (participants will be disqualified and may be banned from future races if found)
  • No assistance on portages from people, wheels, etc. Craft must be in the water at all flat water check points.
  • Passing canoes/kayaks have the right away both in the water and on portages.
  • Coast Guard approved, over the shoulder, correctly sized lifejackets are to be worn at all times.
  • Numbered vests are to be worn OVER lifejackets.
  • Any disqualified racers will surrender their numbered vests to safety personnel.
  • All racers in open canoes will use single blade paddles only. Racers in kayaks and other decked boats may use either single or double blade paddles.
  • Participants should not secure paddles to wrist or hands.
  • No animals allowed in any craft
  • Participants will be disqualified by the sweep canoe if they feel an effort is not being made to race.

Classifications and Class information
  • The Race Staff reserves the right to determine participant's final race classification.
  • All canoes will meet "ACA WW Open Canoe Specifications".
  • Open Class: For race teams numbering 3 or more canoeists or for a craft that is not classified as a canoe or kayak. This class is also for racers who wish to propel their watercraft with something other than a paddle. (i.e. oars, or setting pole)
  • Recreation Class: Includes ANY CRAFT sold for general recreational use In general, ABS, polyethylene kayaks and canoes, as well as aluminum, or wood/canvas canoes.
  • Beginner Class: No one person in boat has finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in organized race in any class.

What to wear and other info
  • Rescue teams recommend that ALL race participants wear appropriate clothing due to the extreme cold water temperatures as well as cold ambient air temperatures.
  • Recommended clothing includes: a wet suit or dry suit, polypropylene fleece or wool.
  • Worst to wear: cotton clothing (ie: jeans, T-shirt, sweat shirt/pants
  • You may become severely hypothermic and require medical attention if you are not wearing the proper clothing.
  • Try not to bring keys, cell phones or anything else you do not want to get wet or possibly lose in the boat with you.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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