Run of the Charles - Charles River Watershed Association
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Kick off the paddling season on April 29, 2018 with the 36th 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 thousands more spectators each year! Races start at various starting points along the Charles River from Dedham to Brighton.

Run of the Charles Race Results

2018 Race Details

Participate in Run of the Charles: Boston's Premier Paddling Race

Run of the Charles Race Schedule

24-Mile Relay
Pre-race meeting at 9:15 am
First leg starts at 9:30 am
19-Mile Races
Pre-race meeting at 9:45 am
Race starts at 10:05 - 10:30 am
9-Mile Races
Pre-race meeting at 11:50 am
Race starts at 12:00 - 12:10 pm
6-Mile Races
Pre race meeting at 12:30 pm
Race starts at 1:00 - 1:15 pm

We invite pro paddlers to join in the 19 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.

Boat Rental

Finish Line Festival

Watch the race at the free Finish Line Festival at DCR's Artesani/Herter Park. The festival kicks of at 11:30 am and features live music, raffles, and vendors. All of the races end at the Finish Line Festival. 

Image Gallery

Photos © John Mazzotta

2018 Race Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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  • Paddle Boston
  • ESP

Bronze Sponsors

  • New England BioLabs


Supporting Sponsor

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  • Bergmeyer
  • BRA
  • CDM Smith
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Tetra Tech

Contributing Sponsor

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  • Inter-Fluve

In Kind Sponsors

  • Dedham Medical Associates
  • Moseley's on the Charles
  • Kind
  • Costco
  • Midlife Crisis Band

Show your support for Run of the Charles with a sponsorship. For more information download the sponsorship packet or contact Tani Marinovich.

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