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East Grand Adventure Race headed up annually by Canoe the Wild. Had another great race on May 11 here in the Danforth area with 71 taking part in the adventure race and 14 in the separate 34 mile Baskahegan Stream Canoe Race. Event includes a compass run, mountain biking and paddling (canoe or kayak). A great time for all ages and ability levels! The family division is a great way to connect people outdoors and includes all aspects of the race except the biking. Why not mark your calendar for May 9, 2020 and join us then? Here is a link to the adventure race webpage and full details. Missed the race but want to take part in a family canoeing adventure this summer? Check out our 2019 summer canoe trip schedule

Video of Our 2019 East Grand Adventure Race

 

Album of 2019 East Grand Adventure Race

Adventure Racing is a great way to get young people, teens and adults outside and learn new skills such as using a compass, mountian biking and paddling a canoe or kayak.  East Grand Outdoor Education Teens also have to opportunity to assist on Canoe the Wild canoe trips on Maine’s Allagash, St. Croix and Penobscot rivers and select rivers in Canada. Over 70 take part in the 10th annual East Grand Adventure Race and Baskahegan Stream canoe in Danforth Maine Saturday, May 9th. The 18+ mile course included a 1.4 mile compass run, 9 miles of mountain biking, 8 miles of paddling and several challenges along the way including log rolling, tomahawk throwing, two person cross cut saw, and a mud crawl. Winners of the High School boys division and overall winners were East Grand’s Philip Farley & Peter Apgar with a course time of 2:03:18 after calculating time off for completing challenges. East Grand’s Physical Education teacher Tammi Matula had several middle school students on her relay team doing the compass run and biking while Judy Crone and Rene Crone paddled. Other local winners include the father and son team of Eric and Thomas Gilman taking first place in the Jr/Sr division, Sam Plummer and Sarah Stoddard 1st place in the High School Mixed Division and Logan Crone and Andy VeNess in the men’s division. Orono High school had several teams in the race including several adult teams. The separate 34 mile Baskahegan Stream Canoe Race which started in Kossuth off of route 6 and ended in Bancroft north of Danforth was won by the four person team of Chip Loring, Terry Wescott, Ander Thebaud and Bob Hessler completing the race in 5:05:10. Many thanks to the 50+ volunteers who made this event possible and to SunEdison, Machias Savings Bank, Woodie Wheaton Land Trust and Ski Rack Sports for helping to sponsor this event. Full results and pictures are available on the school’s website by visiting http://www.eastgrandschool.org/adventure-race

 

 

Rain and Mud make for a great Adventure Race in Danforth!

71 took part in the East Grand Adventure Race and Baskahegan Stream canoe race in Danforth last Saturday. Rain was not a deterrent and actually made for better racing conditions. 56 took part in the 20 mile adventure race which included a compass run and Baskahegan Stream traverse, ten miles of mountain biking on dirt roads and trails and seven miles of paddling on the Baskahegan Stream. There were four optional challenges that took minutes off the overall time when completed successfully. These challenges were the mud crawl, two person crosscut saw, log rolling and climbing wall challenge. The High School Boys team of Yuval Boss & Calum Hamilton from Orono High School were repeat and overall winners of the event (they took first last year) with a time of 2:25.06  New this year was a 21 mile canoe race from Baskahegan Lake to Bancroft with nine boats and 15 people participating. The race would have been 33 miles long starting in Kossuth but due to windy conditions on Baskahegan Lake, it was shortened to 21 miles. Racers came from as far away as Caribou and Falmouth, many East Grand Students and Danforth area adults took part as well. Orono High School came with a good size group as they do each year and did very well.  Many thanks to the Danforth Fire Department, Dirigo Search & Rescue of Old Town and to the 40+ local volunteers that make this event run smoothly and safe! Generous sponsors include Ski Rack Sports of Bangor, First Wind and the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust. for more information about Dave and outdoor adventures including guided cnaoe trips in the summer on the Allagash River, weekend trips on the St. Croix River fishing trips, whitewater canoe trips in Canada, Guided Maine moose hunts, visit Dave’s Website Maine Wilderness Trips with Canoe the Wild

Overall results

1, Yuvall Boss & Calum Hamilton 2:25.6; 2, Henry & Malcolm Milligan 2:39.14; 3, Dana Morrision & Philip Farley 2:43.34; 4, Logan Crone & Andrew VanEss 2:49.51; 5, David, Billy, Peter & Susan Apgar 2:53.42;

6, Eric & Thomas Gilman 2:56.36; 7, Xiao Quan & Ethan Hall 2:57.06; 8,Tom Puzewski & Chris Farley 3:08.20; 9,Tammi Matula & Sarah Stoddard 3:09.06; 10, Samantha Nadeau & Kailey Schmidt 3:10.22; 11, Lauren Jacobs 3:10.04; 12, Joesph Desiston & Hanna Renedo 3:16.11; 13, Gordan Hamilton & Kristen Campbell 3:25.24; 14, Peter & Josh Jones 3:18.04; 15, Fiona & Martin Hamilton 3:34.52; 16, Mitchell Bartlett & Ashley Grenier 3:39.42; 17, Gage Caissie 3:43.05; 18, Stanley P. & Stanley M.  Levitsky 3:46.30; 19, Emmanuel, Tom, Itai Boss 3:51.25; 20, Nathan Gilman & Cole Harriman 3: 52.10; 21, Nick Chambers & Joe Frazer 3:53.50; 22, Emilie Seavey & Kate Fegusson 3:54.54; 23,Melonie Druan, Adreanna Philips, Bayleigh Rowe 3:55.10; 24, Chelsea & Kenneth Winiarski, Allie McEwen, Angel Stoddard, Elizabeth Hood, Kim Stoddard, 4:00.15; 25, Annika Gallandt & Emily Noyes 4:03.44

By Divisons

Mens: Logan Crone & Andrew VanEss 2:49.51; Tom Puzewski & Chris Farley 3:08.20; Nick Chambers & Joe Frazer 3:53.50;

Adults Mixed: Joesph Desiston & Hanna Renedo 3:16.11; Gordan Hamilton & Kristen Campbell 3:25.24; Fiona & Martin Hamilton 3:34.52; Mitchell Bartlett & Ashley Grenier 3:39.42;

HS Boys: Yuvall Boss & Calum Hamilton 2:25.6; Xiao Quan & Ethan Hall 2:57.06; Gage Caissie 3:43.05; Nathan Gilman & Cole Harriman 3: 52.10;

HS Girls: Samantha Nadeau & Kailey Schmidt 3:10.22; Emilie Seavey & Kate Fegusson 3:54.54; Annika Gallandt & Emily Noyes 4:03.44

Jr/Sr: Henry & Malcolm Milligan 2:39.14; 3, Dana Morrision & Philip Farley 2:43.34; Eric & Thomas Gilman 2:56.36; Tammi Matula & Sarah Stoddard 3:09.06; Stanley P. & Stanley M.  Levitsky 3:46.30; Peter & Josh Jones 3:18.04; Emmanuel, Tom, Itai Boss 3:51.25;

Open: David, Billy, Peter & Susan Apgar 2:53.42; Lauren Jacobs 3:10.04; Melonie Druan, Adreanna Philips, Bayleigh Rowe 3:55.10; Chelsea & Kenneth Winiarski, Allie McEwen, Angel Stoddard, Elizabeth Hood, Kim Stoddard, 4:00.15;

21 mile Baskahegan Stream Canoe Race in Danforth a separate canoe race hosted by the East Grand Outdoor Education Program

Overall Results

1, Bruce Weil 3:2.35; 2, Robert Hessler & Ander Thebaud 4:01.52; 3, Chip Loring & Terry Wescott 4:02.25; 4, Dan Baumert 4:07.03; 5, Justin Wardwell & Mark Ranco 4:09.02; 6, John Carter 4:09.037; 7, Eric Gallandt & Ellen Mallory 4:36; 8, Larry Merrill 4:32.30; Steven & Justin Rice DNF