Run of the Charles: Boston’s Premier Paddling Race
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Kick off the paddling season on April 29, 2018 with the 36th Run of the Charles. As Charles River Watershed Associations 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 an average of 1,400 racers and thousands more spectators each year!

Races start in Dedham, Needham, Newton, and Brighton and all races finish at DCR’s Artesani Park on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton where race fans and families gather to enjoy a day of music, refreshments, exhibits, raffles, picnics and awards at the free Finish Line Festival.

Canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddling enthusiasts from throughout the US and Canada compete in a variety of races, including:

  • 24-Mile Corporate Relay
  • 24-Mile Non-Corporate Relay - government, women, mixed and open classes
  • 19-Mile Races
  • 9-Mile Races
  • 6-Mile Races

6, 9 and 19 mile paper entry form
24 mile paper entry form
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6, 9 and 19 mile paper entry form

24 mile paper entry form

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