Bird Island Challenge Paddle and Row Event Set for August 14

The start of the race (2010). Photo by Jaime Rebhan/Wareham Week.

The Gleason Family YMCA of Wareham, Massachusetts, is now accepting registrations for all types of boats for the 9th Annual Bird Island Challenge on Sunday, August 14.

The Challenge begins and ends at Zecco Marine in the Wareham River, and offers a choice of 3 courses in upper Buzzards Bay:

  • Chart of race course.

    3-mile loop to Long Beach Point and back

  • 6-mile loop to Great Hill and back
  • 12-mile loop to Bird Island and back

Registration fee of $45 and includes breakfast, lunch and race packet. Participants must pre-register. Proceeds to benefit the YMCA scholarship program.

For more information and to receive registration material, call (508 295-9622, ext 15).

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