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2014 Great River Race



Saturday, August 9th

 Starting Time:

10:30 am






Pre-registration recommended 

Download registration form 




Support Sara's Great River swim! She's swimming 7.5 miles before the Great River Race to raise funds to keep our rivers clean




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

All skill levels are invited to participate in the NSRWA's 24th Great River Race!

From novice to racer, everyone is invited to participate on a non-motorized vessel including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and rowboats. We even have 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, join us as the fun continues at the Awards Celebration that will be 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 will be given to top three winners in each category. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

REGISTER TODAY! Download registration form and send in

Sara is swimming for NSRWA!

NSRWA's Watershed Ecologist Sara Grady is going to swim the 7 1/2 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 your registration form or 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

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

Hubbard Plumbing and Heating

Monahan's Marine, Inc.

Morrell Associates

Patricia G. Cobb, P.C.

Rand-Handy Oil Co.

Rockland Trust Company

The Computer Center


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Please contact Paula at 781.659.8168 or




Please support our 2014 sponsors!

2013 Race Results

2012 Race Results

See Photos on our Facebook page

2011 Great River Race Results Here!



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