The race was sponsored by the Androscoggin Land Trust. I participated in the Boomerang Race, a 3 mile paddle, leaving and returning to Festival Park in Auburn. I have posted about this spot before when I have jouned the ALT for their after hours paddle, which is August 2nd this year. (Check out their page for more info! It is also the place where I have launched to see the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Click here for a link for directions.
One thing that doing various events continues to reinforce is that people who paddle are great people! Everyone here was here for a different reason, as far as personal experience, to win, or to experience rapids for the first time...(I did not do that course!) but paddling brought us all together. Each of us with a different mindset about our goals for the day.