Event of the Week: 2014 Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle

Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle

The Mystic River (MA) Herring Run & Paddle will be held Sunday, May 18.

The event consists of a 5K Run/Walk (USATF certified course) along the Mystic River Bike Path and a 3-, 9- or 12-mile Paddling Race up the Mystic River. Compete in both the 5K and 12-mile paddle races and be eligible for the Iron Herring Award. Prizes are donated by local businesses.

To register go to the Run & Paddle website here. Online registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday; you can register on race day beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Schedule of events for Sunday, May 18:

  • 8:00 Registration begins
  • 9:00 5K run/walk begins
  • 9:10 youth 5K run/walk begins
  • 11:00 12-mile paddling race begins
  • 11:15 9-mile paddling race begins; Bike to the Sea bike tour departs
  • 11:30 3-mile paddling race begins

Location and Parking:

All festivities are located at the DCR Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville, MA. On-street parking is available (although limited) with additional parking at the Somerville District Courthouse, 175 Fellsway, and a shuttle bus is provided from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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VOLUNTEERS make the day possible! Please contact Beth to get involved.

Age Groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Team Divisions (3+ persons):  Male, Female, Mixed, Corporate. Team members should submit individual forms.

Boat Rentals: Do you want to paddle but don’t have a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard? Charles River Canoe & Kayak will deliver the boat or board to the race for you. Click here for details and to reserve a boat.