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2014 Great River Race


The NSRWA's 2014 Great River Race was a fabulous success! Participation was fantastic (103 boats); the weather was sunny and gorgeous; the river was like glass; and the enthusiasm and excitement were palpable.

Thank you each and every particpant! We'll see you, and hopefully some of your friends, next year!




The Great River Race is an American Canoe Association sanctioned event.

All skill levels participated in the NSRWA's 24th Great River Race!

From novice to racer, everyone was invited to participate on a non-motorized vessel including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and rowboats. We even had a prize for the "Best Decorated Boat or Boater" for the less serious paddler.

Race Course: The starting line is at the Union Street Bridge (USB) on the Norwell side. Take out is at the Hanover Canoe Launch, approximately one mile up river from the Washington Street Bridge "finish line" on the Hanover/Pembroke Line. The race course is 7 miles. Check out the race course.

Awards celebration: After the race,  the fun continued at the Awards Celebration that was held at McGreal's Tavern, 690 Main Street) (entrance in rear on West Street) in Norwell Center (near the start of the race). at 1:30 pm. Awards were given to top three winners in each category. Food and beverages were available for purchase.


There's Still Time to Donate to Sara's Swim for NSRWA!

NSRWA's Watershed Ecologist Sara Grady swam the 7 mile Great River Race course this year in an effort to help raise funds in support of our mission and to help us meet our budget. Please consider making a donation on her donation page and help us keep your rivers healthy! Thank you!

NOTE:  "Like" our Facebook page and add your own photos and stories about the Great River Race. 

Overall Race Sponsor 

Scituate Federal Savings 

River Protector

Dancing Crow Yoga

L. Knife & Son

Rockland Federal Credit Union


Friend of the Rivers

Andrew G. Gordon Insurance, Inc.

Black Pond Veterinary Service

Clearwater Recovery

Image Resolutions

Joseph's Garage

Mass Irrigation Co., Inc.

McGreal's Tavern

Spit Dudes Beach and BBQ

Timothy Colton, D.D.S.


Race Sponsor

A.W. Perry Inc.

Bond Printing Company

Cavanaro Consulting

Charles River Canoe & Kayak

Goodwin Graphics

Hubbard Plumbing and Heating

Monahan's Marine, Inc.

Morrell Associates

Patricia G. Cobb, P.C.

Premier Portable Toilets

Protectowire Co.

Rand-Handy Oil Co.

Rockland Trust Company

The Computer Center


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Please support our 2014 sponsors!

2014 Race Results

2013 Race Results

2012 Race Results

See Photos on our Facebook page

2011 Great River Race Results Here!



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