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 thousands more spectators each year! Races start at various starting points along the Charles River from Dedham to Brighton.
Our goal this year for the Run of the Charles is to reduce its carbon footprint through some exciting new changes, which will allow for fewer portages and less shuttles between race points. We will also have an enhanced RiverFest celebration at the finish line!
New this year:
In an effort to produce a more sustainable event, we are making improvements! Please review the race description, paddler information, and boat specifications in the registration packet carefully.
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.