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 Policies for Lou Marcel Race 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 ($95 for a Royalex canoe or $120 for a Kevlar canoe). Please call Charles River Canoe & Kayak at (781) 891-6575 if you would like to reserve a high-performance canoe.