Schedule of 2013 Maine canoe and kayak races

Posted March 08, 2013, at 12 p.m.
Last modified March 27, 2013, at 9:33 a.m.

St. George River Canoe and Kayak Race, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at St. George River, Searsmont. Type: whitewater, 6 miles. Registration: 9 a.m., $20. Contact: 338-4598, director@waldocountyymca.org or waldocountyymca.org.

40th Annual Passagassawakeag River Race, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Passagassawakeag Stream, Morrill. Type: whitewater, 8 miles. Registration: 8:30 a.m., $20. Contact: 338-4598, director@waldocountyymca.org or waldocountyymca.org.

Souadabscook Stream Sprint, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Emerson Mill Road Grange, Hampden. Type: whitewater, 1.5 miles. Registration: 8 a.m. Hard shell helmets are required. Contact: 941-2808.

Souadabscook Stream Canoe Race, noon Saturday, April 13, at Emerson Mill Road Grange, Hampden. Type: whitewater, 7.5 miles. Registration: 10:30 a.m. Hard shell helmets are required. Contact: 941-2808.

Marsh Stream Sprint, 9 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at Winterport Snowmobile Club, Frankfort. Type: whitewater, 1.5 miles. Registration: 8 a.m. Hard shell helmets are required. Contact: 941-2808.

Marsh Stream Canoe Race, noon Sunday, April 14, at Winterport Snowmobile Club in Frankfort. Type: whitewater, 6.3 miles. Registration: 11 a.m. Hard shell helmets are required. Contact: 941-2808.

47th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Grange Hall, Kenduskeag. Type: whitewater, 16.5 miles. Registration: $20 until 1 p.m. April 20; $40, 6:30-7 a.m. on race day. Contact: 992-4490, parks.rec@bgrme.org or bangorparksandrec.com.

38th Annual Kiwanis Piscatiquis River Race, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, from Guilford to Dover Foxcroft. Type: class II whitewater, 7 miles. Registration: 7:30 a.m. Registration forms available online. Contact: 217-0962 or doverfoxcroftkiwanis.org.

East Machias River Challenge, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Palmer’s Landing on Hadley’s Lake, East Machias. Type: whitewater, 6 miles. Registration: ends at 10:30 a.m., $12. Hard shell helmets required; successful completion depends on scouting last 0.5 mile of race course. Contact: 255-1303 or aednie@maine.edu.

Machias River Race, 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at Airline Bridge on the Machias River. Type: whitewater, 10.5 miles. Registration: 9 a.m., $15 for ACA members, $20 for nonmembers, Hard shell helmets required. Contact: 852-8755.

Meduxnekeag River Canoe Race, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, on the Meduxnekeag River, Houlton. Type: whitewater, 8 miles. Registration: 8-9:30 a.m., $15 for adults, $10 for youth. Pre-register by April 28 and get a free T-shirt. Contact: 532-2577.

Kenduskeag Slalom, the only slalom race in Maine, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6, on the Kenduskeag Stream, Valley Ave. and Exchange St., Bangor. Type: whitewater. Registration: $15 for first race, $10 for second and third race. Registration is accepted April 1-30 by mail. Late registration: 2 p.m. May 2. Hard shell helmets are required. Contact: 285-7356 (evening), 285-7886 (day), c1cole@roadrunner.com, or aca.whitewater-slalom.us/a-ness.htm.

Baskahegan Stream Race, 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, from Kossuth to Bancroft. Type: flatwater, 33 miles. Registration: $20 ($15 if received by March 1 or $30 the day of the event), Preregistration required, check in at East Grand High School, 7:30 a.m. Contact: Dave Conley, phone 551-8729, email:dave@canoethewild.com. Forms available to download atwww.eastgrandschool.org/adventure-race. This will be in conjunction with the East Grand Adventure as a paddle only option.

East Grand Adventure Race, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at East Grand High School. Type: compass trek, 1.5 miles; mountain bike, 9-plus miles; canoeing, 7-plus miles; and climbing wall challenge. Pre-registration required. $20 before day of the event; $30 day of the event. Fee includes T-shirt and lunch. Check-in: 8-8:30 a.m. Contact: 551-8729, dave@canoethewild.com or eastgrandschool.org.

Aroostook River Fun Run, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Thomas Brewer Park in Washburn. Type: flatwater, 8 miles. Registration: 8-9:30 a.m., $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for youth. Contact: 764-0802 or gretchen.morse@edwardjones.com.

Union River Race, 11 a.m. Sunday, May 19, from Grand Lake Dam to Ellsworth town dock. Type: whitewater, 4.5 mile recreational race, one portage, mass start. Registration: 9:30 a.m., $15 for ACA members, $20 for nonmembers. Hard shell helmets required. Contact: 667-3947 or tammykwh20w@hotmail.com.

Bethel River Race, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at Androscoggin River in Bethel. Type: flatwater, 4-mile recreational race, 8-mile race for pro boats and cruisers. Registration: 9-10:30 a.m. at the Bethel Outdoor Adventure Center. Fee includes barbeque lunch. Contact: 547-3594.

5th Annual Kiwanis Sebec River Race, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, from Sebec Village to Milo. Type: Class II whitewater, flatwater, 7 miles. Registration: 8-10 a.m., $15. Contact: 279-0481.

Messalonskee Stream Race, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, starting across the street from the hospital in Waterville. Type: Flatwater. Donations accepted. Contact: 547-3594 or jonwhill@roadrunner.com.

Cathance River Race, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at town landing on Route 24 in Bowdoinham. Type: flatwater, C-2 round robin. Contact: 720-0541.

Sheepscot River Race, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, from Wiscasset Boat Launch to Sherman Lake. Type: flatwater, 6 miles. Registration: 8:30 a.m., $15 on day of race, $12 if pre-register and $5 for racers younger than 17. Contact: 865-4189 or info@seaspraykayaking.com.

Sebec Lake Race, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at Sebec Village. Type: flatwater, 4-mile recreational course, 8-mile race course. Registration: $10-$15 near the bridge.

Contact: trcmaine.org/sebec4th.

Sheepscot River Race, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, from Wiscasset Boat Launch to Sherman Lake. Type: flatwater, 6 miles. Registration: 8:30 a.m., $15 on day of race, $12 if pre-register and $5 for racers younger than 17. Contact: 865-4189 or info@seaspraykayaking.com.

Kennebec River Cruise, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the public take out 1 mile north of West Forks village. Type: Class II and III whitewater, 14 miles. Experience and helmets required. Contact: 285-7356 (evening), 285-7886 (day) or c1cole@roadrunner.com.

Maine & ACA-New England Whitewater Championship on the Lower Dead River, 11 a.m. Sunday, July 7, at the gravel put to Webb’s Campground in West Forks. Type: Class II-III whitewater, 7.5-8 miles. Helmets required. Must register by 10 a.m. Sunday at the River Drivers in West Forks. $10 for ACA members, $15 for nonmembers. Contact: 285-7356 (evening), 285-7886 (day) or c1cole@roadrunner.com.

Chief Worumbo’s Androscoggin Fun River Race, 11 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at Durham Boat Launch on Route 136 in Durham near the Auburn-Durham line. Type: flatwater, roughly 6 miles. Registration: 9 a.m. $20 for adults, $15 for 12 and younger, $25 on day of race. Entries received before July 10 will get race T-shirt, lunch and free shuttle. Contact: 782-2302 or mhuber@androscogginlandtrust.org.

Fort Fairfield Regatta, 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Forbes Gravel Pit on Route 161, approximately 6 miles north of Fort Fairfield. Type: flatwater, 6 miles. Registration: 3-4:30 p.m. $10. Fee includes race shirt for first 75 to register. Contact: 472-3882.

34th Annual Megunticook Lake Race, 10 a.m. Sunday, July 28 (likely, but unconfirmed for 2013), at Barrett’s Cover Beach in Camden. Type: flatwater, 5.5 miles, ending at Norton’s Pond in Lincolnville. Registration: $10, 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. briefing. Contact: 236-3438 or CamdenSnowBowl.com.

Southside Tavern Sundowner, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, on the Kennebec River in Skowhegan. Type: flatwater, 8 miles. Registration: 4:30-5:30 p.m., donations accepted. Cash prizes. Contact: johnalsop@beeline-online.net.

6th Annual West Grand Lake Race, 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at public landing on West Grand Lake. Type: Flatwater, four races: youth, 4-mile, 6-mile, and 12-mile races. Registration: 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15-25 (or $10-20 if received before July 17th). Contact: 796-2100, mberrydllt@earthlink.net or downeastlakes.org.

Stillwater River Race, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Brown’s Beach on Bennoch Road in Orono. Type: Flatwater. Youth and family springs, 5:30 p.m.; C1 and K1 sprints, 5 :45 p.m., C2 and K2 sprints, 6 p.m.; marathon, 6:30 p.m.; 2-mile family and youth recreational course; and 4.5-mile war canoe and racing course. Donations accepted. Contact: 866-8518 or jcowen_01@yahoo.com.

C-1/K-1 Championships, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Brown’s Beach on Bennoch Road in Orono. Type: flatwater. Youth and family springs, 5:30 p.m.; C1 and K1 sprints, 5 :45 p.m., C2 and K2 sprints, 6 p.m.; marathon, 6:30 p.m.; 2-mile family and youth recreational course; and 4.5-mile war canoe and racing course. Donations accepted. Contact: 866-8518 or jcowen_01@yahoo.com.

Tour de Verona, noon Saturday, Aug. 24 (tentative date), at Verona Island Boat Launch. Type: flatwater, 11-12 miles, high wind exposure. Registration: 10:30 a.m., $10. Contact: 667-2634 or dan.baumert@me.usda.gov.

Ebb Tide Marathon, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Brewer Boat Launch. Type: flatwater, approximately 12 miles. Registration: 9:30 a.m. $10. Contact: 667-2634 or dan.baumert@me.usda.gov.

War Canoe Race, noon Sunday, Oct. 13, at Long Pond on Mount Desert Island. Type: flatwater. Registration: 10:30-11:30 a.m., $20 includes all-you-can-eat barbecue at the Atlantic Brewing Co. Contact: 667-3947 or tammykwh20w@hotmail.com.

This schedule, provided by the Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Association, is subject to change. Many canoe races also have divisions for kayaks. Race updates and information can be found on the MACKRO website, mackro.org.

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