Three Rivers Kiwanis Sebec River Canoe & Kayak Race set for June 15

    MILO — The annual Three Rivers Kiwanis Sebec River Canoe & Kayak Race annually draws racers from across Maine and their custom boats. Paddlers compete in nine racing and recreational classes for canoes and kayaks under the rules of MACKRO (Maine Canoe & Kayak Racing Organization –

    The race has become the spring fundraiser for the Three Rivers Kiwanis Club of Milo-Brownville, the club solicits corporate sponsors, listing ads for the race T-shirts and taking in boat registration fees for the race. Last year race proceeds helped Kiwanis continue their many community projects such as Hooked on Fishing, community youth programs and more.
    Kiwanis Race Chairman Bobby Ellison is optimistic that water levels will be good for the June 15 race. Popular racing and recreational classes include single kayaks and single canoes for men or women, two-man and two-woman canoes, mixed doubles (man and woman) canoes, and the Junior/Senior Challenge. Other MACKRO classes include Class I Racing Kayak, Class II Recreational Kayak, Class III Racing Canoe, and Class IV Recreational Canoe plus a special Kiwanis/Key Club Class.
    Registration for the Sebec River Race is from 8-9:30 a.m. near the start at the Sebec Reading Room in Sebec Village. The race has a shot gun start(s) beginning at 10 a.m. Awards for first-, second- and third-place finishes in each class are given out at the race finish line at the Sebec River Public Landing in Milo.

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