August 28, 2021
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The racecourse is a quick 4 miles of the Androscoggin River starting at the Rumford Boat Launch located on Route 2, Rumford. The course loops around Wheeler Island at the Rumford Falls dam, runs upriver to Mt. Zircon and finishes back at the launch. There is current the entire length of the course.
The focus of this event is to encourage and nurture recreational use of the Upper Androscoggin River.
The event includes typical Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (MACKRO) Recreational and Racing Classes including Stand Up Paddlers for men and women as well as kayak classes.
The event will be sanctioned by the United States Canoe Association (USCA), MACKRO, and the New England Canoe and Kayak Race Association (NECKRA). On-water safety will be provided by Mahoosuc Search and Rescue which has extensive swift water and river rescue training with assistance by local volunteers.
Awards and will be presented immediately after the race. Participants are encouraged to bring spectators, friends, and family to enjoy the music of Jim Gallant, food, a cornhole tournament, poker river run, treasure hunt, and more.
On-line registration will be available soon, through the Chisholm Ski Club website.
Rumford’s new boat launch—which includes 20-foot precast concrete planks, a concrete abutment with lay-down planks and ample parking—is designed to make launching and reloading boats work easily with river current.
Proceeds from the event benefit the CSC Youth Development Program, EnvisionRumford, Mahoosuc Mountain Search and Rescue and Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club.