Sunday, April 30th, 2017                               Race Start Time: 1:00 P.M.

2017 Registration Form HERE

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:

Contact the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center at 778-7495 or stop by the front desk to register.

Registration forms and additional information is also available on line at:  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 ages12 -14 must be accompanied in the boat by an adult 18 years or older.



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

Pre Race Meeting: 12:30 P.M.


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


For More Information Contact

Jim Toner:  778-7494 or

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