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Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race



WHEN:
Saturday, April 20th, 2024

TIME: 10am start
COST: $50pp / now till April 1st - EARLY Registration
        $65pp / April 2nd-11th - Registration
        $75pp / April 12th - 20th - LATE Registration

Registration now until April 18th is online at www.Bangorparksandrec.com or in our office at 647 Main Street. If you wait to register, April 19th registration is in OFFICE only. April 20th is at the start of the race at Kenduskeag Union Church. If you register between April 12-20th, your starting race time will be towards the end of the race.


Below are a few more tidbits about the race...
 
- 16.5 Mile Race
 - Three portages (1 optional, 2 mandatory)
 - Race safety personnel along entire race
 - Race Packets (Bibs, race stickers, shirts & more) can be picked up between April 16th-19th at Bangor Parks and Recreation. (647 Main Street, Bangor)
 - Register ONLINE or in OFFICE now to get discount
 - Awards will be held at the Sea Dog Brewing Co. 
 - FREE Chili & Chowda & one draft beer to all racers (must present I.D.) sponsored by Sea Dog Brewing Co.
 - FREE Warming Tent with snacks sponsored by Darlings Agency
 - FREE Warming Hot Tub available for racers (wear bathing suits) sponsored by Sandollar Spa & Pool
 - Race will be televised LIVE from 12noon to 2pm on WABI TV channel 5
 - Any questions about registering or about the race, call us at 207-992-4490
 - For more information and/or to register, please 
CLICK HERE 

A Waiver form must be filled out and returned to the Bangor Parks and Recreation either by email (zach.napsey@bangormaine.gov) or mail, even if registering online. 

CLICK HERE for waiver form
This form needs to be signed by everyone in the boat. Submitting the form does not mean you are Registered. You must PAY ONLINE or bring this form with payment to the Bangor Parks & Recreation office to be registered. 
 
To see the map of the Race, CLICK HERE 


Registration
  • Standard Waiver/Registration Form MUST also be filled out and sent or faxed to us by registration deadline! All signatures MUST be signed on back of form. Fax #: 947-1605
  • An email will be sent a week prior to race letting you know what BIB number you are and what time you are departing the race.
  • Awards will be presented immediately following the race at the Sea Dog Brewing Company
  • Parks & Recreation reserves the right to omit a class if less than 4 boats are registered.
  • Important!: The Canoe Race Waiver/Registration Form must also be completed and mailed or brought to the office when registering online

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 10:00 am
  • No alcohol or drugs 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 bibs 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.

More Information
  • Warming tent at finish with free hot chocolate, coffee & goodies sponsored by Darling Agency
  • Free chili, chowder and a draft beer at finish sponsored by Sea Dog Brewing Company (must show I.D.)
  • NEW - Warming Hot Tub available for racers at finish "wear your bathing suit" sponsored by Sandollar Spa and Pool
  • Race will be televised LIVE from 12noon - 2pm on WABI channel 5
  • Awards held at the warming tent area at the Sea Dog Brewing Co.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
   Log In
Open Class 
1
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
For race teams of 3 or more canoeists (MUST ALL REGISTER UNDER 1 REGISTRATION)
or a craft not classified as a canoe or kayak
Examples:Paddle Boards, rafts, etc
 
   Log In
K-2 – Kayak 2 Person 
2
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
Any 2 Person Kayak (Men, Women or Mixed)
 
   Log In
C-2 Canoe – Canoe 2 Person Experienced 
4
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 Short – Canoe 2 Person (Up to 16’6”) Experienced 
5
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-1 – Canoe 1 Person Experienced 
6
16y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 Mix – Canoe 1 Man and 1 Woman any length Experienced 
7
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
K-1 Long – Kayak 1 Person (Kayak over 13’4”) 
8
16y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
K-1 Short – Kayak 1 Person (13’4” and under) 
9
16y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
K-1 W – Kayak 1 Woman - any length 
10
16y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
K-1 Recreation – Kayak 1 person – any length 
11
16y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
Century Class - 2 people / Each participant must be a minimum of 50 years of age 
12
50y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
Senior/Junior - (1 Adult & 1 Youth 12-16 year old) 
13
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 Corporate – 2 people Recreation 
14
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 W – Canoe 2 Women Recreation 
15
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 Mix – Canoe 1 Man and 1 Woman - any length Recreation 
16
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 – Canoe 2 Person (16’7” to 18’6”) Recreation 
17
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 Short - Canoe 2 Person (up to 16’6”) Recreation 
18
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-1 - Canoe 1 Person (any length) Recreation 
19
16y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 - Canoe 2 Person (16’7” to 18’6”) Beginner 
20
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 Short - Canoe 2 Person (up to 16’6”) Beginner 
21
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 Mix - Canoe – 1 Man and 1 Woman (any length) Beginner 
22
12y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
 
   Log In
C-2 College/High School Rec – Canoe 2 Person (any length) 
23
16y and up N/A Sa  04/20/2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Kenduskeag Stream
$50.00 R, $50.00 NR
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