Paddle Battle

Sunday, August 11th, 11:30 – 4:30 pm. Race at 12:00pm 

Paddle Battle is The Nonantum Resort’s annual Kennebunk River race for kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, surfboards and any non-motorized vessels. Drawing both competitive and recreational paddlers, plus a kids’ fun race, the event is an awesome afternoon out on the water. Crazy Costume and Crazy Craft competitions are new to this event! Then enjoy live music and family activities on the resort’s back lawn. Report to the registration table between 10 AM and 11 AM and you’ll find out where to drop in! Named a top Summer Fun event by Sports Illustrated Kids’ magazine! During the event you can enjoy a full pool bar menu of food and drinks at Latitudes.

There will also be a number of prizes given out at the end of the day!

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2018 Race Results


Load-in your equipment, then please park off-site at the Consolidated School and call our shuttle at 207-391-9689 for pickup. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AT THE NONANTUM!

Pre-Registration: $25 Individual or $35 Tandem
Day-of registration: $35 from 3:00PM-4:00PM at the Nonantum


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Paddle Battle Course Map

More information

Sunday is *off-site* at Consolidated School. Feel free to drop your stuff on The Nonantum’s back lawn but then you need to head off-site to the lot. The resort’s 14-passenger shuttle will be running continuously to/from between 1-6pm.  This moves fast and you won’t be left waiting long for the shuttle.

PFDs are required “1 per person” during the race. For SUPs, please have a belt PFD or vest PFD either on yourself or taped/velcroed to the board.  No exceptions this year due to the Harbor Master requirements. Thank you for cooperating with us on this!

Schedule of Events

  • Registration on site is from 10-11AM
  • The Paddle Battle Race is at 12:00PM
  • Food & Beverages will be served starting at 11AM (not included in ticket price).
  • Awards at 2PM
  • Barefoot dancing and fun on Nonantum’s Waterfront until 5PM

Need a Kayak for the Race?

Mike Baker at Kayak Fish New England – 207.468.2274.