Charles River Run of the Charles
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Various starting points in Dedham, Needham, Newton, and Brighton

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Thank you to all paddlers who competed in the 32nd Annual Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race! We enjoyed seeing you on the Charles and at the post-race picnic at Herter Park!

Congratulations to our 2014 winners! Results per category are listed below. For questions regarding race results, please contact CRWA's Race Coordinator


2014 Race Results 

Pro Race  6 mile race    9 mile race 
Pro race overall results 6 mile overall results 9 mile overall results
Pro race results by category 6 mile results  by category 9 mile results  by category
19 mile race 24 mile race
19 mile overall results 24 mile overall results  
19 mile results  by category 24 mile results by category  


Past Race Results

ROTC 2010 ROTC 2011 ROTC 2012
2010 Overall Results 2011 Overall Results 2012 Overall Results
2010 Results by Category 2011 Results by Category 2012 Results by Category
ROTC 2013    
2013 Overall Results    
2013 Results by Category    


Event Photos

Please send race photographs you would like to share to Alexandra Ash or CRWA's Race Coordinator.

Event Overview

Come out and officially kick of the paddling season with the 32nd Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race! As CRWA's signature event,the Run of the Charles is the largest flat bottom boat race in New England and a major event in Greater Boston, where it draws an average of 1,500 racers and thousands more spectators each year!

The Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race includes:

  • 26-Mile Professional Marathon with $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

2014 Race Documents and Links

Participant Forms

Sponsor Forms

2014 Official Race Book Registration Form Sponsor Proposal
Picnic Space Form Course Map Vendor Contract
Volunteer Sign-up Rules Ad Contract
  Driving Directions  

2014 Race Sponsors 

Gold Sponsors

boston_duck_tours   crck wickedlocal  

Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

neb    esp   keewaydin    SKANSKA  

Supporting Sponsors

 BRA cdmsmith vhb    horsleywitten    tetratech

In-Kind Donors