Run of the Charles - Charles River Watershed Association

Congratulations Paddlers!

Charles River Watershed Association's 36th Annual Run of the Charles: Boston’s Premier Paddling Race, welcomed over 800 paddlers from across the nation on Sunday, April 29, 2018 to compete in the largest flat-bottom boat race across New England. This year we welcomed 5 paddlers from the Tianjin Haihe Kayak Club and the Saifeiqi Club in China who were visiting Boston on a trip organized by Cultural Adventure Travel. Nearly 150 volunteers participated at the event along with thousands of spectators who cheered on paddlers competing on the beautiful Charles River. The race culminated in a Finish Line Festival at DCR's Artesani Park in Brighton. Check out photos and video from the event as well as the race results below. 

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2018 Run of the Charles
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Run of the Charles Race Results

Top Finishers: 24 mile

  1. Quinobequin Canoe Club
  2. Dedham Savings Bank - The Snoopers
  3. New England Bio Labs - Mutants
  4. Kittery Trading Post River Revelers
  5. CSU the Baby Blue Canoe
  6. Nauset Construction I
  7. New England Bio Labs - Wildtypes
  8. BR+A
  9. MRWA 1
  10. SS Legless


Top Finishers: 9 mile

  1. Jason Cross
  2. Peter Lohse
  3. Roger Hatfield / Steve Mcphee
  4. Scott Samuel
  5. Calden Bates / Stephen Bates
  6. Jim Roberts
  7. Christopher Biddle
  8. James Hardison
  9. Conrad Nuthmann
  10. Ben Ames / Richard Branch

Top Finishers: 6 mile

  1. Greg Lesher
  2. Christopher Quinn
  3. Chris Chappell
  4. Craig Impens
  5. Chris Loughlin
  6. Timothy Dwyer
  7. Francisco Urena / Matt Beaton
  8. Wesley Echols
  9. John Costello
  10. Hank Thorburn

Top Finishers: 19 Mile

  1. Stephen Miller / Seth Miller
  2. David Vandorpe / Kevin Boss
  3. WCC
  4. Jerry Madore / Gus Madore
  5. Jeff Owen
  6. Hermundo Esquarez
  7. Kellen Doyle
  8. Eric Gallant / Hannah Rubin
  9. Ken Streb / Mark Johnson
  10. Scott Ide / Mary Kay Ide / Travis Wheeler / Terese Wheeler

 View Race Results

36th Annual Run of the Charles

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

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