Worumbo River Race opens registration online for 2010

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LISBON — Online registration for the 12th Annual Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race is open, the race organizer the Androscoggin Land Trust said in a statement Tuesday.

Begun by Faye Brown, a local barber in Lisbon Falls, the race has grown to one of the largest single-day events on the Androscoggin River and a major draw for paddlers from Maine and New England to enjoy the wide open corridor and the views of farm fields and forests along the route, the release stated.

The is an amateur race will be held on July 11.  The competition is approximately 6 miles, with possible class I rips and easy class II rapids, depending on water levels on race day, the release stated.

In 2009, the canoe race drew 131 paddlers, and organizers are hoping to break 200 this year, the release stated.

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The entry fee is $15 per person and entries received before Friday, July 2, will receive a race T-shirt and lunch. For those registering after that or on race-day registration is $15 and includes lunch only. No T-shirts will be available for race-day registrants, though merchandise will be available for purchase.

Register online at www.active.com or by visiting www.androscogginlandtrust.org

 For questions or more information you may also call the Androscoggin Land Trust at (207) 782-2302, or e-mail: info@androscogginlandtrust.org.

The Androscoggin Land Trust is a membership supported land conservation organization dedicated to protecting, through land conservation and stewardship, the important natural areas, traditional landscapes and outdoor experience in the Androscoggin River watershed.  The trust currently conserves more than 3,700 acres, including nearly 300 acres and one and a half miles of river frontage along the course.

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