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2017 Great River Race

Register today for the 2017 Great River Race!
Saturday, July 22 – Start time 10:00 am


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.

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.

This year we are offering electronic registration as well as paper registration.
Click here to register online

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

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

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.

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

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

After the race, join us as the fun continues at Luddams 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, 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.

Gold Level Sponsor
Coastal Heritage Bank
Gordon Atlantic Insurance
Bond Printing & Marketing
Pax World Investments

Silver Level Sponsor
East Computing
Riverside Landscaping
Roht Marine
L. Knife & Son, Inc.
Town River Marina
Lynch, Malloy & Marini
Guided Living
The Jevne Team
Lincoln Financial Group
Nagle & Joyce Law Offices
Karie O’Donnell

Bronze Level Sponsor
Clearwater Recovery
Brown Bear Academy
Hubbard Plumbing & Heating
Planet Subaru
Levitate Surf Shop
Scott Weber Restoration
Boston Bowl Hanover
Charles River Canoe & Kayak
Rand-Handy Oil Co.
Gadget Techs
Waterfront Realty Group
Spit Dudes Beach & BBQ
Road ID
New England Wellness Solutions