Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race News + Updates
Mike's blog for news, updates and other topics related to the annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race in Maine
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Whitewater Weekend: A Doubleheader!
The Maine whitewater season kicked off with the St. George and Passy River races last weekend, and now it's time for another doubleheader weekend.
Tomorrow (Saturday, April 18th) the Souadabscook Stream Canoe Race begins in Hampden at noon.
Note that there are two races offered on the Sou this year - a shorter race which stops before the whitewater (highly suitable for beginners) and the regular race course which takes you through several sets of rapids. Here's a writeup from the BDN if you'd like to know more.
And then there's the Marsh Stream Canoe Race in Frankfort on Sunday. This is one of those whitewater gems which is often overlooked but well worth a trip.
Visit the Maine Canoe & Kayak Racing Organization (MaCKRO.org) for more information on these and other races this spring!
Friday, April 10, 2015
Kenduskeag Rescheduled For April 25th
The 49th Annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race has been rescheduled for
Saturday, April 25th.
Here's a report from the Bangor Daily News.
Originally scheduled for April 18th, the race event had to be postponed due to ice on the stream.
It's been that kind of winter - a lengthy deep freeze which as locked up most streams and rivers with ice, wreaking havoc on the first whitewater races of spring.
This marks the first time in 49 years that the Kenduskeag has been rescheduled.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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: http://bit.ly/1Emu365
PS - don't forget! You may preregister now before race day looms upon you.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
2014 Race Results Now Available!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Photos From The 2014 Race
Oh boy. I couldn't catch a break this year. The shortened race course meant that I was out of luck when it came to setting up at the Shopping Cart.
I tried to set up at a few other spots along the stream but for various reasons (mostly involving high water and distance) I came up short.
So I'm sorry to report that I have no photos of the 2014 race. However, here's a list of photographers who might be able to help you out:
(Please contact these photographers directly.)
Michele Barker Photography
Ryan Saucier/SWR Photography (Flickr set)
James & Robin Ogden Photography
Whittling Fog Photography
GeorgerinNH (Flickr set)
Judy Weatherbee (Flickr set)
Also - Judy Weatherbee, Bill Knight, Anthony DelMonaco and others have posted photo galleries which are linked on the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race Facebook page.
So if you are on Facebook, do check it out!
I hope to see you next year. Until then, keep your paddle in the water.