The date is set, and registration is now open for the annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

Registration for the 2022 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race is now open. Paddlers can register online, or in person at the Bangor Parks & Recreation office. The race is set for April 16, 2022. This will the 55th running of the annual canoe race.

Last race, was very different for racers and spectators due to COVID-19 concerns. A limited number of boaters were be allowed to participate in the 2021 race. There's been no mention of a capped number of participants for this year's race. For spectators, certain areas of the pervious race were closed due to overcrowding concerns. No mention of closed viewing areas has been announced.

The 2020 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race was ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The 16.5-mile race begins in Kenduskeag Village and ends at the Penobscot River in downtown Bangor. The race typically attracts around 800-900 paddlers, and hundreds of spectators each year.

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