FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center is offering a Cinco de Mayo canoe/kayak race and fun run paddle on Sunday on the Sandy River. Sponsored by the FRC’s “Mainely Outdoors” outdoor recreation program, this canoe/kayak race and fun paddle was created to kick off the spring with a fun opportunity to promote fitness while enjoying the outdoors.

The event features an approximately 10-mile paddle and will start at 1 p.m. in Strong and end in Fairbanks. The put-in location is at the Strong American Legion at the intersection of Route 4 and 145 and the take-out location is at the Little League ball field on Route 4.

Registration fees are $10 person and $5 for students. Registration forms can be completed by visiting the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center or on site the day of the race from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Racing categories for participants include high school students; college students; men/women, 18-49 years old; century, older than 50; and family. Children 12-14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

For race rules, registration form or more information, visit the UMF Fitness and Recreation website at http://frc.umf.maine. edu/, or call at 778-7495.

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