Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle
Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle includes a 5K run/walk race, three paddling races (3, 9, and 12 miles), educational booths, childrens activities, and more. All events are held at the DCR Blessing of the Bay Boathouse in Somerville. The 5K course continues along the Mystic River bike path and through DCR Torbert MacDonald Park. There are no street crossings on this flat course.

Fabulous prizes are donated from local businesses.
On street parking is available. Parking at the Somerville District Courthouse, 175 Fellsway, is a .5 mile walk to the Boathouse.
5K Teams
5K Teams consist of 3 or more runners. There are no designated teams for paddling races.
Boat Classes
Single Kayak, Single Racing Kayak, Double Kayak, Tandem Canoe, Tandem Racing Canoe, Solo Canoe, Stand-Up and Prone Paddleboard. Additional classes may be created based on registrations. Call Mark at 617-965-5110 if you have questions about boat classes.
Boat Reservations
Do you want to paddle but dont have a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard? Charles River Canoe & Kayak will deliver the boat or board to the race for you. Call Mark at 617-965-5110 or see

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Additional Information

Online registration is now closed. You can register in person at the event on race morning.

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