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31st Run of the Charles

Sunday, April 28, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)
Charles River, Needham to Boston Great Plain Ave., Needham to Soldiers Field Rd., Allston, MA Needham to BostonMA  02134
Sunday, April 28, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)
Charles River, Needham to Boston Great Plain Ave., Needham to Soldiers Field Rd., Allston, MA Needham to BostonMA  02134

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Join over 1,500 paddlers in Canoe & Kayak Races for everyone - from short legs in the Relay Race to a 26-Mile Pro Marathon, all ending at the Finish Line Festival at DCR's Artesani Park with food, music, prizes, and displays. Celebrate the improvements to Boston's historic Charles River. Visit www.charlesriver.org for Run of the Charles Race Rules & Terms.

------The $5,000 Professional Flatwater Canoe Marathon is a 26 mile race for two paddlers that begins at Riverdale Park in Dedham. Check in for this race is at 9:15 am and the race will start at 10:15 am. It follows the Charles river over 19 miles and six portages, passes the designated Run of the Charles Finish Line Festival location at DCR's Artesani Park, and completes 1 additional loop and returns to finish at DCR's Artesani Park. NOTE: TURNS at BU Bridge and CRWA Buoy! ------ The 24 Mile Canoe Relay Race is completed in five legs with two paddlers each leg. The race begins at Great Plain Avenue in Needham, follows the Charles River over 24 miles and 6 portages, finishing at DCR's Artesani Park. Each paddler must check in at his or her starting location (check race book or www.charlesriver.org for 24 mile check in times). This race starts at 10:00 am. We recommend that the strongest paddlers be entered in Leg 5. OC-2 Recreational Class Only, 8 to 10 paddlers per team. ------ The 19 Mile Race is completed by one or two paddlers. It starts at Riverdale Park, in Dedham. Check in time for this race is at 9:30 am, the race will start at 10:30 am. Racing Classes are as follows: OC-1, OC-2, Unlimited K-1, Olympic K-1, Touring K-1,Touring K-2, Recreational Classes are as follows: OC-2, Recreational K-1, Sea Kayak K-1, Recreational K-2, ------ The 9 Mile Races are completed by one or two paddlers. This race begins at the Norumbega Duck Feeding Area across from Marriott Hotel, in Newton. Check in time for this race is at 11:00 am and the race will start at 12:00 noon. Racing Classes are as follows: Touring K-1, Touring K-2, OC-1, OC-2, Unlimited K-1, Olympic K-1, Recreational Classes are as follows: OC-2, Recreational K-1, Sea Kayak K-1, Recreational K-2, ------ The 6-Mile Outrigger Canoe Race is a 6-Mile loop beginning and ending at DCR's Artesani Park, this race is completed by 1-10 paddlers in an outrigger canoe. Check in time for this race is at 11:00 am and the race will start at 12:00 noon NOTE: TURNS at BU Bridge and CRWA Buoy! ------ The 6 Mile Races are 6 mile loops beginning and ending at DCR's Artesani Park completed by 1 or 2 paddlers. The check in time for this race is 12:00 noon and the race will start at 1:00 pm. Racing Classes are as follows: Unlimited K-1, Olympic K-1, Touring K-1, Touring K-2, OC-1, OC-2 Recreational Classes are as follows: OC-2, Recreational K-1, Sea Kayak K-1, Recreational K-2, NOTE: TURNS at BU Bridge and CRWA Buoy! ------The Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race is sanctioned by USA/Canoe & Kayak. All race entrants receive membership in the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA). All race registrants receive a FREE RUN OF THE CHARLES COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT. Paddlers receive a personalized results certificate after the race.

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Races start 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)
Charles River, Needham to Boston Great Plain Ave., Needham to Soldiers Field Rd., Allston, MA Needham to BostonMA  02134
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