RUMFORD – Come be part of the enjoyable and assist rejoice the 50th anniversary of the Clear Water Act. What higher place to take action than on the higher Androscoggin River and the birthplace of Edmund Muskie the creator of the Historic Clear Water Act.
This yr’s race might be held on the Rumford Route 2 Boat Launch on Aug. 27, with two separate course lengths beginning and ending on the boat launch. The ten-mile race begins at 10 a.m. adopted at 10:30 a.m. by the 5-mile course. Each programs begin by going downstream round Wheeler Island after which continuing upstream to a turnaround buoy and returning to the beginning/end line.
This occasion is being hosted by the Chisholm Ski Membership Paddle Sports activities Program. Race updates and on-line registration may be considered on the Chisholm Ski Membership web site: https://Chisholmskiclub.org/paddlesports.
Racer sign up and on-site registration begins at 8 a.m. on the boat launch.
Individuals should signal a USCA waiver and adjust to all USCA flatwater racing security necessities. Life jackets are required for every paddler, in addition to a bailing system in every watercraft.
Race courses : Okay-1 Males, Okay-1 Girls, Okay-1Jr., C-2, C-1 Males, C-1 Girls C2-Jr/Sr, C2-Jr., SUP Males, SUP Girls,
The ten-mile course additionally has a Surf Ski class.
On water security might be supplied by the Mahoosuc Mountain Search and Rescue and the Rumford Hearth Division water rescue workforce.
The price per persona of registration might be $20 on-line by way of 5 p.m. Aug. 26 or $35 on race day beginning at 8 a.m. The primary 100 registrants will obtain a free colourful occasion T-shirt. There might be meals distributors, music, and swag raffles, awards will go to the primary three finishers in every class.
The occasion is sanctioned by the USA Canoe Affiliation. Companions and sponsors embrace Turner Publishing, City of Rumford, Black Mountain of Maine. Neighborhood Vitality, Androscoggin Watershed Council, Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Membership, Dan Warner, Preble Household, Rumford Hearth Division, Rumford Parks and Recreation, Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Group, and New England Canoe and Kayak Affiliation.