Ed Viger, left, of Rumford and Leonard Bromberg of Farmington are among 50 people kayaking or canoeing Saturday on the Androscoggin River during the eighth annual River Run.

RUMFORD — Fifty people enjoyed the first day of fall Saturday on the Androscoggin River during the eighth annual River Run.

Two of the kayakers, Ed Viger of Rumford and Leonard Bromberg of Farmington, finished together at the Rumford Boat Landing.

“That was fun,” Bromberg said. “An easy ride.”

Organizer Jim Rinaldo said the full, 12-mile full course began in Hanover, with a shorter, 4-mile course starting at Hastings Landing in Rumford Center.

The event was sponsored by the River Valley Growth Council, Androscoggin River Watershed Council, Mahoosuc Land Trust, River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition, EnvisionRumford and Stony Brook Recreation.

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