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UPDATED May 22: The return of the herring at the 27th annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle was celebrated Sunday, May 21.

In 2022, more than 400 people came out to join the Mystic movement as sponsors, runners, walkers, paddlers, volunteers and even fund-raisers. No matter how you support this year -- you will be joining a community of thousands advocating for climate resilience, healthy wildlife habitat and equitable access to safe and welcoming green spaces throughout greater Boston. 

WHEN: Sunday, May 21
9 5K ra.m. un/walk starts
11 a.m. 12-mile paddling race starts
11:15 a.m. 9-mile paddling race & Bike to the Sea bike ride starts
11:30 a.m. 3-mile paddling race starts
Need a boat? Paddle Boston will deliver the boat or board to the race for you. 

COST: $25 for run or paddle events or $40 for both if you register online(Boat rental not included). For 2023 only--we have a gift match opportunity. If you give a donation on top of your registration it will be matched dollar for dollar--up to $10K. Can you spare an extra $5 or $10 on this?

WHERE: Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, Somerville

This news announcement was published Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, based on an email from the Mystic River Watershed Association. It was updated May. 22.