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ALT Canoe and Kayak River Presented by Spectrum Healthcare Partners

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Festival Plaza

112 Main Street

Auburn, ME 04210

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Annual canoe and kayak race on the Androscoggin River for all ages and abilities held in conjunction with the Great Falls Brewfest!

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Androscoggin Land Trust’s (ALT's) annual event is open to all to launch canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, (and more!) into the Androscoggin River and complete one of three courses of varying length and challenge! This event is held in conjunction with the Great Falls Brewfest, which takes place that afternoon a stones-throw across the river from our starting line (and thanks to Baxter Brewing, all pre-registered racers 21+ receive a discount on admission to the Brewfest!). This event is a unique opportunity to take in natural beauty of the Androscoggin River with a group of fellow paddlers.

Schedule:

  • 7:30-8:30 AM - Registration and Check-in
  • 9:00 AM - Race Start
  • 10:45 AM - Awards Ceremony at Festival Plaza in Auburn

The 2019 ALT River Race has three course options:

1.) The Long Distance Paddle - An approximately 7 mile course that includes a section of rapids typically rated class I or II (but could be class III depending on the water level on the day of the race). The event allows racers to experience unique sections of the Androscoggin River with many other recreational enthusiasts. Note: Due to the rapids, paddleboards are not recommended for this course. Average Time: 1 hr 22 min.

2.) Boomerang Paddle - An approximately 3 mile course, Auburn to Lewiston boat launch & back upriver to Auburn (no rapids). Average Time: 50 minutes

3. ) Twin City Paddle - An approximately 1.5 mile course. Short, fun paddle (no rapids) Auburn to Lewiston boat launch. Average Time: 30 minutes

Prizes will be awarded to the top 2 finishers in each category. One additional prize will be awarded to the boat or paddler with the best costume.

Thanks to the support of Baxter Brewing, all racers 21+ will receive a coupon code for 15% off a ticket to the Great Falls Brewfest (scheduled for 12PM VIP, and 2PM General Admission on June 22, 2019).

Entry fees:

  • $25 per single boat, $35 per double boat
  • Day-of: $30 per single boat, $40 per double boat

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS:

  • Register by April 30 to receive $10 off entry
  • Register by May 31 to receive $5 off entry

All event proceeds support the land conservation, watershed protection, and outdoor recreation work of the Androscoggin Land Trust.

Start location for all three courses:

  • Festival Plaza/Auburn Boat Launch, Main St., Auburn (volunteers will direct you where to unload and park)

Finish locations:

  • Course 1. Long Distance: Durham Boat Launch, Rt 136, Durham
  • Course 2. Boomerang: Festival Plaza/Auburn Boat Launch
  • Course 3. Twin City: Lincoln Street Boat Launch, 509 Lincoln Street, Lewiston

Shuttle Service - For racers on the Long Distance Paddle Course, there will be a free shuttle service from the Durham Boat Launch back to Festival Plaza in Auburn courtesy of NorthEast Charter & Tour Co.

Additional Info including Rules & Safety

Please email us at info@androscogginlandtrust.org or call 782-2302 if you have any questions and we hope to see you out on the river on June 22!

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