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2017 Great River Race


Thank you to our racers, sponsors and volunteers
for another great Great River Race!

Click here for race results

Click here to see the photos on our Facebook page or post your own!

Gold Level Sponsor
Coastal Heritage Bank
Bond Printing & Marketing
Fast Signs Quincy
The Jevne Team

Silver Level Sponsor
L. Knife & Son, Inc.
Karie O’Donnell
Joseph’s Garage
Bayside Marine
Lynch, Malloy & Marini
Black Pond Veterinary Service
Riverside Landscaping
Rockland Federal Credit Union

Bronze Level Sponsor
Hubbard Plumbing & Heating
Clearwater Recovery
Levitate Surf Shop
Boston Bowl Hanover
Planet Subaru
Woodland Contracting Corporation
Rand-Handy Oil Co.
Spit Dudes Beach & BBQ
WaterSmart South Shore
Mr. Drain
Horsley Witten Group
The Liz McCarron Team
Charles River Canoe & Kayak
Morrell Associates
Road ID
Crescent Credit Union

Come join us on the North River and experience one of the most beautiful rivers in Massachusetts. This awesome 7.5 mile race starts at Bridge Street Canoe Launch in Norwell and ends at Indian Head Road in Hanover. Get competitive and race your friends, or take it at your pace and enjoy this outstanding view of the river. All skill levels, from novice to racer, are invited to take part in the race and all ages are welcome (Participants age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult).  Any type of non-motorized water craft is eligible to enter the Race – even stand-up paddle boards! There is also the “Best Decorated Boat or Boater” division for the less serious, but creative paddler.

START/FINISH
Registration begins at 8:30am and ends at 9:45am. The race begins at 10:00am.
If not pre-registered, please arrive by 8:45am. The starting line is at the Bridge Street Canoe launch in Norwell. The finish line is at the Washington Street Bridge (7.5 miles from the Launch). Take out is at the Hanover Canoe Launch.

REGISTRATION
This year we are offering electronic registration as well as paper registration.
Click here to register online.  Online registration is now closed. Please register day of by 8:45am at the start.

All participants must have a signed waiver to participate in the race. Click here to sign adult waiver and minor waiver.

Life jackets are required and must be worn throughout the race or you will be disqualified.

To download paper registration form and waivers click here. Or arrive early for day of registration.

COST
This year’s Great River Race is $55 for the first participant per craft. Each additional participant on the same craft is $10. Each registration includes the very collectible Great River Race T-shirt with logo by artist Karie O’Donnell, and waiver fee. Additional T-shirts will be available for purchase after the race. Day of race registration is $60/$15. In the event of a severe weather cancellation there will be no rain date or refund, you will receive your collectible event T-shirt.

DIVISIONS
Rowing (Sliding Seat Single), Rowing (Fixed Seat Double), Rowing (Fixed Seat Single), Stand Up Paddle Board, Racing Kayak, Kayak Single (Men), Kayak Single (Women), Kayak Double (All), Canoe Double (Men), Canoe Double (Women), Canoe Double (Mixed M/F), Canoe Family (At least 1 child under age 16), Canoe Single, Senior Division 65+, Best Decorated Boat or Boater

End of Race TRANSPORTATION
Transportation will be offered, free of charge, from the take out point to the racers’ vehicles after the race from 12:00-3:00pm.

AWARDS CELEBRATION
After the race, join us as the fun continues at Luddam’s Ford Park (just a short walk from the takeout). The party will start at 12:00 noon with awards given at 1:00 pm. Awards will be given in each category. There will be FREE hotdogs, a food truck, an ice cream truck, music, kids activities, plus beer and wine for purchase.

Click here to register.
Click here to sign adult waiver.

Click here to sign minor waiver.
Click here to download printable registration form and waivers.
Click here to become a Corporate Sponsor.
Click here for map of race start, finish and party locations.