Charles River One Mile Swim

Sat June 13, 2020 Boston, MA 02114 US Directions
2020 Charles River One Mile Swim Canceled

Dear Charles River Swimmers,

Due to the current conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Charles River One Mile Swim. We have come to this decision with the well-being of our participants, volunteers, and the local community in mind. If you are currently registered for the swim, you may select either a full refund or to donate your registration fee.  We ask that you please make your decision by May 24th.  If you do not c hhose an option by May 24th, your entry will be refunded. Should you elect to donate the fee, the money will be used to fund donations to organizations that support the cleanliness and community use of the Charles River. This includes Community Boating, Inc., The Charles River Conservancy, and The Charles River Clean Up Boat

We eagerly look forward to the day when it is safe for us to gather to swim in the river. We wish all of the best to you and your loved ones during this challenging time.

Thank you as always for supporting our swim. 

On behalf of the Charles River Swimming Club,

Kate Radville

President and Race Director

The Charles River Swimming Club, Inc.

Here Are Your Options:

We deeply appreciate your generosity. Your money will go towards supporting groups that support the cleanliness and community use of the Charles River.

We hope that we will get to swim in the river together soon! All refunds will be processed after the May 24th deadline.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

River Dock-Near the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade
Boston, MA US 02114


Race Details
Distance: 1 mile

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020  (Rain date is Saturday, June 20)

Start: 8am

Check-in: 6:45am – 7:20am

Location: River Dock (near Arthur Fiedler head statue by the Hatch Shell on Esplanade)

Description: One-mile loop course between Harvard and Longfellow Bridge along the Charles River Esplanade. Water start and finish. Chip timing.

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