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.


The 2021 Race Is On! (With Changes)


Great news for paddlers this spring! A downsized 54th Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race will be held on Saturday, April 17th with important new rules and regulations. Here are some highlights:

- The race will be limited in scope to 150 total boats, and seven race classes.

- Registration is $35 per person, and the registration deadline is Thursday, April 8.

- Paddlers must pick up their stickers, race bibs, etc. at the Bangor Parks and Recreation office; race packets will NOT be handed out at the race.

- Starting times will be staggered by class, from 8:30am to 10:00am.

- All paddlers must wear masks/face coverings until they are on the stream.

- As the start times of the race are staggered, paddlers can not meet at the starting point in Kenduskeag until 20 minutes before their designated start time (again, by class).

- There will not be a warming tent at the finish line this year.

- Six Mile Falls will be closed to the public during the race (no gathering of spectators). For spectators watching the race at other points along the stream, the use of masks and social distancing are advised.

For all the details, check out these resources:

2021 Race Flyer (PDF file)

2021 Waiver/Registration Form (PDF file)

Bangor Parks & Recreation Online Registration

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2018 Race Registration Is Now Open


Hi everybody! Hope you are having a nice winter. Registration for the 52nd Annual Kenduskeag is now open(and there's a new pricing structure).

As always, early registration saves you time and money.

Race registration form (downloadable)
Online registration (Bangor Parks & Recreation)
Information flyer (downloadable)

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2016 Registration Form Now Available


The registration form for the 2016 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe race is now available for download. (Get it here.)

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Kenduskeag!

It's going to be golden.

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Kountdown To The Kenduskeag


Only 30 days to go!

Aislinn Sarnacki of the The Bangor Daily News interviewed Jeff Owen of Orono about the upcoming whitewater races in Maine. Lots of useful pointers here - check it out:

PS - don't forget! You may preregister now before race day looms upon you.


2015 Race Registration Now Open!


Woo-hoo! Spring is just around the corner and you can now preregister for the 49th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, to be held on April 18th, 2015.

Download the 2015 race registration form here.

You may also register online with Bangor Parks & Recreation (please note that you'll still have to download and return a signed registration form).

Last but not least, Bangor Parks & Recreation released this canoe race information flyer last month for anyone who needs some basic info.

Stay in touch for further race news and updates. By the way, the Bangor area has seen a decent amount of snowfall this winter (an understatement). My guess is the water could be "sporty" on race day. Should be fun!

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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.


2013 Registration Form Now Available!


The 2013 registration form for the 47th Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race (April 20th, 2013) has been released by Bangor Parks & Rec.

Preregistration saves you time and money! Register online, by mail or in person.

Download the form here.


2011 Registration Form Now Available


This blog is officially out of hibernation for the 2011 race season!

Bangor Parks & Recreation released the registration form for the 2011 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

You may download it here.

Preregistering for the race saves you time and money. The next race will be held on Saturday, April 16th.

This is the 45th year of the Kenduskeag. Hope to see you there!


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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