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The Great River Race is this Saturday!

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Saturday, July 30, 20169am Start time
See mapCome join us on the North River and experience one of the most beautiful rivers in Massachusetts. This awesome 7 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 7:30am and ends at 8:45am. The race begins at 9:00am. If not pre-registered, please arrive by 7:45am. 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.

Bridge St Canoe Launch, Norwell map

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 registration form pdf click here.

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 before and after the race. Day of race registration is $60/$15.

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

New this year – Transportation will be offered, free of charge, from the take out point to the racers’ vehicles.

After the race, join us as the fun continues at McGreal’s Tavern, 690 Main Street (entrance in rear, next to cemetery) in Norwell Center. The doors will open at 11am. Awards will be given in each category. There will be FREE hotdogs and sides AND live music – plus the bar’s open early just for us!

This event is vital to our organization and the impact we can have on our rivers. We monitor the health of our rivers, engage residents in making sure they take care of our rivers, and advocate for policies that keep our town’s water supply sustainable.

This year, our event will feature peer-to-peer fundraising which will help you and your friends give back! By becoming a fundraiser for the NSRWA, you will support the North and South rivers, and you’ll help your friends feel good about doing good.

Plus, if you raise the most money for us, you’ll win some awesome prizes!

Click here to register.
Click here to sign adult waiver.

Click here to sign minor waiver.
Click here to start fundraising.
Click here to download printable registration form.
Click here to download Corporate Sponsorship forms.

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Spring Skiing…

Brian gets in one last run….

End of the season skiing and snowboarding is supposed to be the best time of the year. Couple some good food, some beverages and Easter in Stowe,and VT is where it’s at.stowe3

We traveled up north on the long Easter weekend to get that one last winter run. First stop was Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT:


This was the original home of the #1 beer in the world – The Heady Topper. It is now home to the best BBQ on Route 100 in Northern VT. They have really good beers on tap and all the BBQ items you could desire.

Next stop was Mt. Mansfield for some skiing and boarding:stowe1


The day we went was tough, with temps in the low 20’s, with some wind and snow.

We were able to get a few runs in before taking advantage of the lodge:


Once in the lodge we enjoyed more good food, drinks and live music. The next day was Easter and after celebrating with Lord:

"walk this way...."

“walk this way….”


We took part in the long standing Easter tradition of pizza and more beer.

We highly recommend Stowe for skiing and boarding anytime during the season. Tons of trail options, two full mountains (Spruce & Mansfield), great rental facilities and eateries make this a perfect destination. And if you are looking to unwind at night there are local bars, night clubs, fine dining and pizza joints galore. Just prepare for a long, dehydrated ride home at the end of the trip!

Sidenote – Vermont is home to some of the best small breweries right now. We sampled beers from The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Switchback.

Let’s Run The Rexhame 5k!

Run for the Rivers on Sunday, Oct. 12th…SR5k-2014-webbanner

The third annual Run for the Rivers – South River 5K begins in theRexhame Beach parking lot in Marshfield, taking runners across the sand and into Humarock. Runners run along the paved roads beside the South River, returning to Rexhame Beach for the finish. The course is primarily flat with the challenge being the sand at both the beginning and end of the route.

BONUS: The first 35 to sign up will get a beautiful blue metal water bottle with carabiner!

 BIGGER BONUS: There will be a SpitDudes table with some hoodies, fleeces and other items to keep you warm!evergreen
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All registrants will receive a high-quality shopping bag filled with goodies, including a NSRWA membership (for new members only – $25 value) and the NSRWA’s popular map of the rivers ($10 value)





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