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Run of the Charles — Rental Rates 2017

Run of the Charles Race Start
On April 30, 2017, join more than 1000 paddlers in canoe and kayak races for everyone — from short legs in the Relay Race to a 26-Mile Pro Marathon, all ending at the Finish Line Festival with food, music, prizes, and displays.
Celebrate the continuing improvements to Boston's historic Charles River by taking part in this community event.
Visit the Charles River Watershed Association for Run of the Charles race rules, terms, and registration information. Click for a list indicating the race class of a variety of canoes and kayaks.
Boat Rental Rates PRICE DEPOSIT
Deposit Policy
Your credit card number is considered to be your deposit, but we do not charge or put a hold on your card unless the boat is stolen or damaged. Renters are responsible for all damage beyond normal wear and tear, including deep scratches, chips, and gouges through the boat's finish.
Kevlar Canoe (~45 lbs.) $120 $2500 Wait List
Royalex Canoe (~65 lbs.) $95 $1500 Wait List
Aluminum Canoe (~75 lbs.) $65 $1000 Wait List
Std. 16-Foot Canoe (~82 lbs., stable) $72 $1000 Book Now
Std. 17-Foot Canoe (~83 lbs., faster than 16') $72 $1000 Book Now
Surf Ski $72 $3000 Book Now
Composite/Racing Single Kayak $72 $3000 Book Now
Plastic Single Kayak $60 $1500 Book Now
Themoformed Double Sea Kayak $96 $4000 Book Now
Plastic Double Kayak $80 $1800 Book Now
Stand-Up Paddleboard $68 $1500 Book Now
Delivery Options (Select During Registration) PRICE
Delivery to Great Plain Ave and Pick-Up at Herter Park (relay) $30
Delivery to Riverdale Park and Pick-Up at Herter Park (19-mi race) $30
Pick-Up from Herter Park only (9-mile race) $20
Delivery to and Pick-Up from Herter Park (6-mile race) $30
Reservations Are Required
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Registration/Cancellation Policy for Run of the Charles Rentals
  • Reservations are required for all Run of the Charles race rentals. No day-of-race rentals will be available.
  • All rentals for the Run of the Charles will be processed through our online reservation system.
  • 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.
  • 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. Renters are responsible for all damage beyond normal wear and tear.
  • Each person who will use the boat during the race must sign a waiver and release of liability. Download the release from our web site and distribute it to your team members so you can turn in the completed forms when you pick up your boat.
  • Rentals includes one paddle and life jacket per paddler (two per canoe or double kayak; one per single kayak). Additional paddles and life jackets may be added during the reservation process.
  • All paddlers will be required to wear a life jacket at all times while on the water.
  • The availability of specific kayak models is limited. Call (617) 965-5110 to discuss availability of specific kayaks, including racing kayaks. Requests for specific boat models are not guaranteed until we confirm.
    Charles River Canoe & Kayak
160 Riverview Ave.
Waltham, MA 02453
(617) 965-5110
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