Sunday, May 3, 2015                             


Pre Race Check In & On Site Registration: 11:30 A.M.– 12:30 P.M.

Pre Race Meeting: 12:30 P.M.

Race Start Time: 1:00 P.M.


Course Description

Roughly a 10 mile paddle on the Sandy River starting in Strong and ending in Fairbanks. According to the Whitewater Classification System, this section of the Sandy River is identified as Class I and Class II with moving water, small disturbances on the surface, easy rapids with small waves and clear channels that are obvious where occasional maneuvering may be required.


To Register: 2015 Canoe Race Registration Form

Complete the above registration form and submit to the FRC with payment.

Forms can be returned to: UMF Fitness & Recreation Center, Attn. Jim Toner, 152 Quebec Street, Farmington, ME 04938.


Registration Fees

  • $10.00 per person
  • $5.00 for UMF students


Race Categories:

Compete against others in a timed race or make it a fun run

  • High School: currently attending High School
  • College: currently attending College
  • Men/Women: ages 18-49
  • Century: aged 50 & over
  • Mixed or Family:  any canoe with mixed gender, age category or family

*Children ages 12 -14 must be accompanied in the boat by an adult 18 years or older.


Put In Location: Strong American Legion; Intersection of Route 145 & Route 4. (Turn onto a small dirt road leading to the American Legion/ Knights of Pythias Lodge and ball field.)


Take Out Location: Fairbanks Little League Ball Field, Route 4

  • Transportation will be provided back to the put in location



Required Items

  • Participants will provide canoe/kayak, paddles, PFDs and other related equipment/supplies
  • Kayak or Canoe that is suitable for the course and seaworthy
  • A Personal Floatation Device (PFD) for each participant, which must be worn at all times. The PFD must be U.S. Coast Guard approved
  • Adequate supply of drinkable water as needed by each participant
  • Any special medications required for allergic reactions or any other reason
  • Completed registration form, signed waiver and paid registration fee


Age Limits

  • Minimum age of 15 years old for any individual participant
  • All children ages 12 to 14 must have an adult 18 years or older paddling with them in a boat
  • Children under 15 years of age may not paddle solo



  • Alcohol and use of alcohol is strictly prohibited

For More Information Contact

Jim Toner: 778-7494 or