On Saturday, June 1, 2013, join us for the Lou Marcel Memorial Canoe Race, benefiting Special Olympics Athletes in the Merrimack Valley. The non-competitive meander down the Merrimack River will run approximately 7 miles downstream. For details and race registration, visit the Race Web Site
Charles River Canoe & Kayak rents canoes for the Lou Marcel Memorial Canoe Race. A standard canoe rents for $55. You must pre-pay and reserve a boat before the race; no day-of-race rentals will be available. This rental is not your race registration.
No Day-of-Race Canoe Rentals Available
Pre-Payment is Required
Registration/Cancellation Policy for Lou Marcel Rentals
- Reservations are required for all race rentals. No day-of-race rentals will be available.
- The rental fee is refundable up to 7 days before the race, less a 10% reservation fee. If cancellation of the rental occurs with less than one week's notice, the rental fee is forfeited. Individuals who have pre-paid for their rental but are refused due to intoxication will forfeit their rental fee; no refunds or credits will be offered.
- In the event the race is cancelled, we will refund the rental fee less a 10% registration fee.
- Your credit card number will be held as a deposit. If you do not pay by credit card, we will require a check or signed credit card imprint. Renters are responsible for all damage beyond normal wear and tear.
- Each person who will paddling the canoe will be required to sign a waiver and release of liability. Children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the release. Releases will be available on the day of the event or may be downloaded from our web site.
- Rentals includes a paddle and life jacket for each paddler.
- All paddlers will be required to wear a life jacket at all times while on the water.
- No alcohol will be allowed in the canoes. No individuals who are intoxicated or who have been drinking will be allowed to take possession of rented canoes. No exceptions; no refunds.
- Faster and lighter canoes are available for an additional charge. Please call Charles River Canoe & Kayak if you would like to reserve a high-performance canoe.