Sunday, April 28, 2019
Thanks to all of our participants! Looking forward to next year. View race results here.
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Kick off the paddling season on April 28, 2019 with the 37th Run of the Charles: Boston's Premier Paddling Race. As CRWA's signature event, the Run of the Charles is the largest flat-bottomed boat race in New England and a major event in Greater Boston, where it draws 1,500 racers and spectators each year!
Run of the Charles Race Schedule
We invite pro-paddlers to join in the 14 mile race where we will start all pro-paddlers in the first heat to give you the opportunity to train and compete with your peers.
Watch the race from the free Finish Line Festival at DCR's Artesani/Herter Park. This year, savory mexican tacos, bowls, and salads will be available from the Amigos Locos American Cantina Food Truck, and those of age will have the opportunity to enjoy a Sam Adams beer garden!
As part of CRWA's initiative to increase accessibility to the Charles River, we are hosting canoe lessons for families at the Finish Line Festival. There will also be face painting, yard games, a raffle, and much more!
Show your support for Run of the Charles with a sponsorship. For more information download the sponsorship packet or contact Madison Wolters.