Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Registration and check-in: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Race start: 9:00 a.m.
Start location: Festival Plaza/Auburn Boat Launch, Main St., Auburn
Finish location: Durham Public Boat Launch, Rt. 136, Durham
Cost: $30 for a single canoe or kayak and $40 for a double canoe or kayak ($5 early bird discount before 5/25/2017)
This amateur competitive river race is being held in conjunction with the Great Falls Brewfest! Participants can spend the morning enjoying a competitive paddle down the Androscoggin River and if interested, they may spend the afternoon partaking in Brewfest-ivities! Thanks to the support of Baxter Brewing, all pre-registered racers, 21 and older, will receive a code for a 15% discounted ticket to the Great Falls Brewfest. Contact ALT once you register for the river race to get the information for your discounted ticket to Brewfest.
The Great Fall Boats ‘n Brews Race is approximately 7 miles, and includes a section of rapids typically rated class I or II (but could become class III depending on the water level on the day of the race). We recommend that racers stay toward the middle of the river as they go through the rapids and aim for the “downstream V” (dark water with whitewater edges that loosely forms a ‘V’ shape and indicates the deepest and most obstacle-free path through a rapid). Racers are able to experience unique sections of the Androscoggin River, paddling past the iconic Lewiston canals, beyond the confluence of the Little Androscoggin River and through Dressers Rips, with many other recreational enthusiasts.