The Scantic River Watershed Association is set to put on the 22nd annual Scantic Spring Splash Canoe and Kayak Race on Saturday, March 30.
Registration is held from 9-11 a.m. at the Powder Mill Barn on South Maple Street in Enfield. Registration fee is $20 per participant (any paddler) but is reduced to $18 per participant when each paddler brings a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Enfield Food Shelf. The theme again this year is Be a Fan, Donate a Can.
The start for all racers is at Quality Avenue in Somers. Volunteers restrict parking, so plan on a quick boat drop and then drive your car to the end-destination of your race. A free shuttle offered by Smyth Bus Company will bring you back to the start and finish locations. The Novice Class is in the water first, starting promptly at 11:30 a.m. The Racing Classes follow with a noon start.
There are a number of great spots to watch the race, including the spectacular finish near the South Maple Street bridge.
The National Weather Service says Saturday will be sunny, with a high temperature of 56.