Westport River Paddle Event Today

Participants in the 2009 River Run makes their way north through the Westport River. Photos courtesy of Westport River Wattershed Alliance.

The weather looks great for today’s 6th annual River Run on the Westport River in southeastern Massachusetts. Hosted by the Westport River Watershed Alliance and Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures, the River Run begins at Hix Bridge and proceeds north on the East Branch of the Westport to the Head of the Westport.

Westport River Race Map

Details:

  • Divisions include kayak, canoe, rowboat and stand-up paddleboard.
  • Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and the race kicks off at 9:30 a.m. beginning with the paddleboard division.
  • The 6.5-mile Challenge Race starts at 10:00, while the 3.5-mile Family Fun Race starts at 10:30.
  • Paddlers must be registered and submit to a mandatory safety check (participants must wear Type III PFDs and carry whistles and water pumps).
  • Free shuttle bus service back to Hix Bridge is provided.

Entry fees (pre-registration):

  • Members: $20 single; $30 double
  • Nonmember: $25 single; $35 double
  • (add $5 for race-day registration)

Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented at a discount from Osprey Sea Kayaks.

For more information contact the WRWA (508-636-3016).

The River Race features 4 different divisions, including a 6.5-mile Challenge. Photos courtesy of Westport River Wattershed Alliance.
The laidback Family Fun Race is 3.5 miles long. Photos courtesy of Westport River Wattershed Alliance.