19th Annual MYSTIC RIVER HERRING RUN AND PADDLE
Run, Walk, Paddle or Bike for the Fish!
Many thanks to all our participants, volunteers and sponsors!!! We could not have done it with out you! Mark your calendars for next years race to be held on May 15, 2016.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS IN 2015!
Assembly Row is proud to be the title sponsor of the 19th Annual Herring Run. Assembly Row is Somerville's newest neighborhood where locals can shop, dine, work, live and play. Outlet shopping mixes with a wide array of dining options and entertainment like LEGOLAND Discovery Center and AMC Theatres. This ever evolving neighborhood along the Mystic River is worth exploring anytime, any day, all year round. For a full list of stores, restaurants, entertainment and community events, visit www.AssemblyRow.com or visit us on Facebook.
Law Office of Michael A. Fager (617) 666-6623
P.T. Kelley Inc.
Past Race Results
- 2014 road and paddle race results
- 2013 road and paddle race results
- 2012 road and paddle race results
DID YOU KNOW HERRING IS A TYPE OF FISH?
There are two types of herring in the Mystic River Watershed: Alewife Herring (Alosa pseudoharengus) and Blueback Herring (Alosa aestivalis). Herring spend their lives in the ocean except when they swim upstream to lay their eggs, or spawn, in rivers such as the Mystic River. The Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle celebrates the return of this anadromous species to the Mystic River each spring. In the past, millions of herring swam through the Mystic, but their numbers have dropped considerably due to offshore fishing, pollution and the building of dams on the river. But no matter what hurdles they face, the fish keep returning year after year. For the past 16 years, local residents have been running along the banks and paddling up the river to show their support of the river and the tenacious herring and alewives that call it home. MyRWA also runs a Herring Monitoring Program that counts the returning herring each spring.