Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

The Boat Is Full


The online registration form for the 54th Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race on April 17th is no longer available on the Bangor Parks & Recreation website.

The registration deadline was originally set for April 8th, but the quota for registrations was met nearly two weeks ahead of that deadline.

With a limit of about 150 boats for the 2021 race, classes filled quickly.


2019 Preregistration Now Open!


Preregistration for the 2019 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race is now open!
Register online here:

Online preregistration is open until Thursday, April 18th at midnight at $35 per paddler.

Registration on the eve of race day and on race day itself costs $50 per paddler. Save time and money and preregister whenever possible!


Two Weeks To Go / Canoe Raffle


The Kountdown to the Kenduskeag has begun! There are less than two weeks remaining until the historic 50th Anniversary race on April 16.

If you haven't preregistered for the race, go here.

To buy raffle tickets for a brand new Old Town NEXT canoe, go here.

Raffle tickets may be purchased online or at the race on April 16.
(Proceeds benefit Bangor Parks & Recreation summer camp activities.)

More to come....


2 Weeks 2 Go


Only two weeks remain until the 48th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

Remember, if you haven't preregistered, it's a very good idea. Saves you half the money and at least twice the time!

Download the 2014 registration form here.

PS - special thanks to Darren Gray of New Brunswick, Canada for the snowman crew pics!


2014 Registration Form Now Available!



Bangor Parks and Recreation just released the 2014 registration form for the 48th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

Grab it here. (direct download)

This year the race will be held on Saturday, April 19th.
Remember, if you register for the canoe race early you will save lots of time and money.

PS - this blog is officially out of hibernation.


Water Levels, Weather & Preregistration


How is the water level looking this year? In a nutshell: not bad and certainly better than last year.

It would be nice to have some steady rains ahead of this Saturday, but that doesn't appear to be in the cards according to WLBZ.

Still, at 5+ ft. of water and a flow a bit under 600 cfs (according to current readings from the USGS stream gauge), the 47th Kenduskeag looks to be a fun race for paddlers! There are reports of a few bony spots here and there, but nothing out of the norm.

I am out of town at the moment and so I do not have any photos of the stream to share here, but if you happen to have any digital snaps of the stream (Six Mile Falls, Valley Stream, Shopping Cart, etc.) by all means feel free to share them. The Kenduskeag Facebook Page would be an ideal place to post your pics!

Last but certainly not least, you have until this Friday at 1pm to preregister for the Kenduskeag. Preregistration is HIGHLY recommended - it saves you time and money. See the Bangor Parks & Rec page for more info.


2012 Race Registration Now Available!

It's the first of March and much of Maine is looking at blizzard conditions today.

If you are daydreaming about springtime, join the club! And if you are daydreaming about springtime paddling, join the race.

There's a new class this year, by the way. "Corporate Class" is for two paddlers from the same company. (No, it's not canoe outfitted with plush seats and cocktail service).

Remember, pre-registration saves you time and money!

Follow this link to the online registration page.

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2010 Whitewater Season Just Around The Bend


Captain Morgan cruises by during the 2009 race
The whitewater season in Maine is almost upon us, and this blog is officially out of hibernation for the next couple of months. Woo-Hoo!
I mean, Arrrr!

Lots to talk about in the near future, but here's a wee dram:
The St. George River Race opens things up in just a few weeks, and get this...the St. George River has already iced out. I'll have more on the St. George (including when & where) in about a week.

If you haven't pre-registered for the 2010 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, what in the name of Long John Silver are you waiting for??

Whether you plan to go solo or assemble a motley-looking crew, pre-registration saves you time and money. $36 per paddler this year if you wait until race day to sign up, but only $18 per paddler if you beat the deadline (Friday, April 16th at 1pm).

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Register For The 2009 Race Online!


The Bangor Dept. of Parks & Recreation released the latest preregistration form for the 2009 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

Download it here. (PDF file)

Wouldn't it be cool if you could register for the race online?
Well, now you can! Check it out here.

Recreation program director Tim Baude mentioned that the traditional preregistration (ie., walking into the Parks & Rec office with your form and your check) is still an option, but many might prefer the convenience of registering directly online.

Whether you register online or in person, remember that registering early saves you time & money. ($18 per paddler for preregistration; $35 per paddler if you wait until race day).

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2008 Kenduskeag Registration Form Now Available Online


Unbelievably, the 2008 whitewater season is almost upon us, and this blog is now officially out of hibernation.

Bangor Department of Parks & Recreation released the 2008 Kenduskeag race registration form. Download it here.

It is wise to preregister for the race if at all possible. Registering early saves you money ($18 per paddler as opposed to $30 per paddler). Plus you won't have to sweat the registration process early in the morning on race day.

Preregistration forms are accepted at Bangor Parks & Recreation until 1pm on Friday, April 18. Race day registration is scheduled for 6:30am to 7:30am SHARP on April 19.

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