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.
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.
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!
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2011 Great River Race Results Here!