Are YOU ready to run, walk, bike or paddle to celebrate the Mystic River and the return of the river herring?

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Don't delay - just one week until the Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle!


Join us to celebrate the Mystic River and the return of the river herring by running, walking, biking, paddling or cheering!

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On Saturday, May 20th please join the Mystic River Watershed Association for our 21st annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle. Terrific prizes are donated by local businesses. This is a family-fun event with children's activities, music, art, and more!

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WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • 8:00am Bib pickup and day-of registration starts
  • 9:00am 5K run/walk starts
  • 11:00am 12 mile paddling race starts
  • 11:15am 9 mile paddling race starts & Bike to the Sea Mystic bike tour departs (bring your own bike)
  • 11:30am 3 mile paddling race starts
Face painting, children's activities with the Inventor Mentor, interactive art with Kari Percival, music, and more are ongoing!

WHERE: Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville, MA
*Shuttle provided from parking at Somerville District Courthouse

NEED A BOAT?
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. Call Mark at 617-965-5110 or click here for details and to reserve a boat.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
It's a busy day and we could use your help. Please fill out this volunteer form.


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2017 SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors

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​Gold Sponsors

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​Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors
Horsley Witten Group, Inc. | P. T. Kelley Inc. | Saltmarsh Insurance Agency | The Flatley Company | Boston Sand and Gravel Co.​ | North Water Paddlesports Equipment | Patagonia | MTI Adventurewear | ​Darn Tough Vermont