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West Grand Flatwater Canoe Race + Beach BBQ

West Grand Flatwater Canoe Race + Beach BBQ


8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is thrilled to host the 19th Annual West Grand Lake Race! Bring a canoe or kayak and race across the lake at this popular family-friendly event. All non-motorized watercraft are invited to participate. There will be four competitions: a kids race, 4-mile, 6-mile, and 12-mile races. T-shirts for the race will be available for sale at the registration table.

8:30am to 10:00am – Registration at the Grand Lake Stream Town Beach.
Registration includes a post-race cookout lunch.
Registration is FREE. Donations are appreciated. Suggested donation amount is $25.
All proceeds benefit the Downeast Lakes Land Trust.

10:00am – Pre-race meeting

10:15am – Races begin. We will start with the Kids Race. The longer distance races will each begin successively starting with the 12-mile, then the 6-mile, and ending with the 4-mile race. Awards will be given afterward at the BBQ lunch on the beach.

Would you like to race, but do not have your own canoe/kayak? Call ahead (by Friday June 23rd) to request to borrow a watercraft!

Clip from 2021 youth race