Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

2024 Race Results + Photos

April 22, 2024
Photo by Michael Alden
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Bangor Parks & Recreation released the final results for the 2024 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

Download the race results here (PDF format)
Note that the PDF file I have linked to is the latest from Parks & Recreation; the race results were edited and updated and refined over two different versions. This is the third, so hopefully it's a charm!

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 742 registered paddlers in 402 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 Larry Merrill and a well-deserved award it is. I'll have more write-ups in the Legends of Paddling page in the near future.

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.

A note about the race photos: I will add photographers as they make themselves known to me. If you took photos at the 2024 Kenduskeag and have an online gallery you'd like to share, feel free to contact me. I won't bite.
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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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