3rd Annual Run of the Royal: May 19, 2018

Build Your Team. Protect Our River.

The third annual Run of the Royal Corporate Canoe Challenge, presented by Maine Beer Company, was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018. This four-leg, flatwater canoe relay race supported the Royal River Conservation Trust and our plans to acquire and improve public paddling access points and shoreline habitat up and down the river, its tributaries, headwater ponds, and on Casco Bay.

The race’s relay format, with eight racers paddling four legs (two paddlers/leg) is an amazing team-building opportunity. Though the race is targeted at company and employee teams, any group is welcome to participate. Additional race information and registration can be found here.

In 2018 we had 21 teams (more than 150 paddlers) from companies and groups including Summit Natural Gas, Scott Dugas Construction, Planson, Hancock Lumber, L.L. Bean, Garmin, Stantec, Maine Beer, Maine Magazine, CCB, and more. Congratulations to our winners Gedakina (long course) and Yarmouth Boatyard (short course). Click here for full 2018 race results and split times!

2018 Race Results

Team and Paddler InfoSponsor the Race

The relay race course begins and ends at Yarmouth History Center on East Elm Street in Yarmouth (see map below). The Yarmouth History Center bustles with live music, food vendors, art show, raffles, and the History Center’s excellent exhibits. Plus, new for 2018, we were able to track your team’s position on the river, courtesy of Garmin’s InReach technology.

For questions, contact Race Director David Truesdell at runoftheroyal@gmail.com

2018 Race Sponsors:

Maine Beer Company  ::  Kennebec Savings Bank  ::  Scott Dugas Construction & Exacavating  ::  CCB Construction Services  ::  LL Bean  ::  Summit Natural Gas  ::  Stantec  ::  Garmin  ::  Gorham Savings Bank :: Maine Magazine

2017 Race Results: With great weather and amazing enthusiasm, the 2nd Annual Run of the Royal was a huge success. Congratulations to our winners: 1st place L.L. Bean (Aquatic Flying Sircus), 2nd place Scott Dugas Trucking & Excavating (Royal River Muskrats), and 3rd place Garmin. View full 2017 race results and splits.

2016 Race Results: The First Annual Run of the Royal in 2016 attracted 16 teams.  Congratulations to the winners: 1st place L.L. Bean (Aquatic Flying Sircus), 2nd place Scott Dugas Trucking & Excavating, and 3rd place Cascon! View all 2016 race results and splits.


Course map showing shorter and longer options. Learn more about this section of river, part of the Royal River Water Trail.