Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 10:00a -
Finish Line at DCR Artesani Park
1255 Soldiers Field Rd
Boston, MA 02135
Sports & Active Life
Kick off the paddling season on April 29, 2018 with the 36th 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.
Paddling races on the Charles River, with races starting in Dedham, Needham, Newton, and Brighton. 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 1,000 canoe, kayak and paddleboard enthusiasts from throughout the US and Canada, ages 12 and up, compete in a variety of races including the 24-Mile Relay Race, and 19-, 9-, and 6-mile races.