The Annual Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race to benefit the Charles River Watershed Association is in need of volunteers!
Saturday, April 28, 2013
First race check-in at 8:30 AM. Races continuing all day long. Concluding at approximately 4:30 PM at DCR's Artesani Park.
On the Charles River, with races starting in Dedham, Needham, Newton, and Allston. All races finish at DCR's Artesani Park on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton where race fans and families gather to enjoy a day of music, refreshments, exhibits, raffle drawings, picnics and awards at the free Finish Line Festival.
Nearly 1,500 canoe and kayak enthusiasts, professional, amateur, and recreational, from throughout the US and Canada, ages 12 and up, compete in a variety of races, including the $5,000 Professional Flatwater Canoe Marathon, the 24-Mile Relay Race, and 19-, 9-, and 6-mile races.
The Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race, the signature event of the Charles River Watershed Association, is the largest flat bottom boat race in New England and is a major event in Greater Boston, kicking off the canoe and kayak season. The Run of the Charles draws an average of 1,400 racers and thousands of spectators each year.
Run of the Charles Races include:
• 26-Mile Professional Marathon, $5,000 in cash prizes
• 24-Mile Corporate Relay
• 24-Mile Non-Corporate Relay - government, women, mixed and open classes
• 19-Mile Races
• 9-Mile Races
• 6-Mile Races
• Paddleboard divisions
Save the date now for a chance to participate in this extraordinary event!