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Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race

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Official Website:Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race
Location:Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134
Dates:Sun from 4/28/13 - 4/28/13
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below

The biggest and best canoe and kayak event in New England!Corporate and college team challenges. Family fun at the Finish Line Festival with food, live music and post-race picnics.

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, raffle drawings, picnics and awards at the free Finish Line Festival.

Over 1,200 canoe and kayak enthusiasts, professional, amateur, and recreational, from throughout the US and Canada, ages 12 and up, compete in a variety of races, including the $5,000 Professional Flatwater Canoe Marathon, the 24-Mile Relay Race, and 19-, 9-, and 6-mile amateur races.

5,000 – 10,000 spectators line the riverbanks to watch the Run of the Charles.

Family fun at the Finish Line Festival with food, live music and post-race picnics.


$35-$400 for teams


Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134 map

Sunday, April 28, 2013
On the Charles River, with races starting in Dedham, Needham, Newton, and Brighton.
First race check-in at 8:30 AM. Races continuing all day long. Concluding at approximately 4:30 PM at DCR’s Artesani Park.


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