20th Annual MYSTIC RIVER HERRING RUN AND PADDLE
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the Mystic River and celebrate the returning herring as part of the 20th annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle! More than 300 people participated in the 5K road race and three paddling races. Please save the date for the 2017 races: Sunday, May 21, 2017. Event photos.
View RACE RESULTS. Congratulations to Iron Herring David Barlow!
MyRWA would like to thank the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, City of Somerville, Somerville Road Runners, Bill Turville, Terry the Inventor Mentor, Viridian Energy, Bike to the Sea and Dragonfly and Snail face-painting. The race Tshirt was designed by Eric Clement; the flyer design by Rose Serago.
Photography generously provided by Phyllis Norwood and Ram Subramanian Photography.
The Law Office of Michael A. Fager
P. T. Kelley Inc.
The Uniquely Marvelous Jane Reinhardt
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM:
A Tavola Restaurant, Art Beat Creativity Store, Atlas Liquors, Belmont Wheelworks, Berman's Wine and Spirits, Bertucci's Brick Oven Restaurant, Big Picture Framing, Black Crow Yoga, Boston Red Sox, Capitol Movie Theater, Christopher's Restaurant and Bar, Darn Tough Vermont Socks, Dave's Fresh Pasta, David's Tea, Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens, Doves and Figs Kitchen, Elizabeth Grady, Flatbread Pizza, Hair Say II, Harrow's Chicken Pies, Heights Barber Shop, Henry Bear's Park, Jimmy's Steer House, JP Licks, Kelly's Roast Beef, La Posada Restaurante, Lakota Bakery, LL Bean, Madrona Tree, Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, Massage Envy, Menotomy Beer & Wine, MTI Adventurewear, Museum of Science, Mystic Coffee Roaster, Not Your Average Joe's, Papa John's Pizza, Patagonia, Pizzeria Regina, Quebrada Baking Co., Rancantore's Ice Cream, Redbones Barbeque, REI, Roland's Jewelry, Rudy's Café, Scoopalooza Creamery, Starbucks, Stonyfield Farms, Tango Restaurant, Teddie Peanut Butter, The Book Rack, Things We Love Beads, Trader Joe's, When Pigs Fly Bread, Worldwide Wolverine
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.
PAST RACE RESULTS
- 2015 road and paddle race results
- 2014 road and paddle race results
- 2013 road and paddle race results