UMM Students Organize East Machias River Race

2007 River Race

Machias, ME – Students in the recreation and tourism management program at the University of Maine at Machias have been busy planning an exciting race down the East Machias River.

The East Machias River Challenge, organized by the Recreation Program Planning class, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25th.

Part of the MaCKRO (Maine Canoe and Kayak Race Organization) race series, it is a six-mile canoe race down the East Machias river. The final leg of the race is a challenging set of rapids through Mill Park in East Machias. Registration is at 10:00 a.m. at Palmer Landing on Hadley Lake.

The East Machias River Challenge is also an excellent event for spectators. There will be live musical entertainment (Alan Cook & others), great food (provided by the East Machias River Day Festival Committee), family games in the park, and a raffle for a kayak, PFD, and paddle (thanks to Coca-Cola of New England and Sunrise Canoe and Kayak). Come out to race or to enjoy a fun event in the park!

For more information, please contact Andrea Ednie at (207) 255-1303 or

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