Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

2024 Race Registration Now Open

February 7th, 2024
Photo by Michael Alden
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Bangor Parks & Recreation released the 2024 registration form for the 57th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race today, along with an information flyer.

The race will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 10am starting in the Town of Kenduskeag.

2024 registration form (PDF file)
Race info flyer (PDF file)
Overall course map (PDF file)
Online registration & info (web page)
Bangor Parks & Recreation website

So what's new for 2024?

  • 10am start time this year. As with certain races in the past, the later start is timed for tidal conditions - particularly the bridge overpasses in Bangor.

  • Registration is now $5 more per paddler than it was last year.

  • Parks & Recreation reserves the right to omit a class if less than 4 boats are registered.

  • If you register between April 12-20th, your start time will be set up towards the end of the race.

Early registration saves you time and money!

  • $50 per paddler if registered by April 1st.

  • $65 per paddler if registered April 2nd to 11th.

  • $75 per paddler if registered April 12th to 20th (cash or check only).

  • Note: if registering on April 19th you must go to the Parks & Rec office in Bangor in person; if you register on the 20th (race day) you must do so in person at the Kenduskeag Union Church.

Have questions? Contact Bangor Parks & Recreation directly:

Bangor Dept. of Parks & Recreation
Telephone: (207) 992-4490
Mailing address: 647 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Office hours: 8am - 4:30pm
Email: zach.napsey@bangormaine.gov
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2023 Race Results + Photos

April 16, 2023
Photo by Michael Alden
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Bangor Parks & Recreation released the final results for the 2023 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

Download the race results here (PDF format)

Congratulations to everyone who took a chance, got out of the house, jumped into a boat and celebrated the arrival of spring in Maine.

There were 688 registered paddlers in 356 boats, an impressive turnout to be sure! (See the Race Numbers page for historical participation numbers.)

This year's Legends of Paddling Award went to Dirigo Seach & Rescue and a well-deserved award it is. Without safety/rescue crews this race would not be possible.

In addition to the race results, several photographers have shared their work from Six Mile Falls and other locations including a photo booth which was set up at the start of the race.
See the photos here.
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