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Friends of the Blackstone River Environmental Center
100 New River Road
Lincoln, RI 02838

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8068
Cumberland, RI 02864

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Riverfest Canoe and Kayak Race

Riverfest 2010, Saturday, June 5th 2010

New course for 2010: Rivefest for 2010 will be held at a new location– the River’s Edge Recreational Facility, Davison Street, Woonsocket, RI. The venue will sport a new race course, as well as new activities and attractions. The 2009 official results are in. You can now view the 2009 Riverfest race results.

Description of the race

Held annually in June, the Riverfest Canoe and Kayak Race celebrates the beauty and recreational value of the Blackstone River. A family-oriented event, Riverfest is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Blackstone River Watershed Council / Friends of the Blackstone. Musical entertainment and plenty of food is available all day at the park. Adventurous individuals are invited to compete in a 4.2 or 10 mile white/flat water races in multiple categories.


New for 2010, the race course has been changed. The race course takes participants along a peaceful stretch of the river that passes some of the most historic mills in the Blackstone River Valley. Top finishers in each category are awarded trophies and cash prizes. Canoe rentals are available from Friends during the event.

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