VNOC’s Lou Marcel Canoe Race Along Merrimack River Is Saturday

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Get those paddles ready, Haverhill! The 41st annual Lou Marcel Canoe Race to benefit the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center is taking over the Merrimack Valley this Saturday, June 1 starting with registration at 8 a.m.

Tickets to race are $25, with canoes and kayaks taking off starting at 9:15 a.m. from 165 Marston St., Lawrence. Participants travel seven miles down the Merrimack to end at Haverhill’s Crescent Yacht Club, where a closing reception and awards ceremony is held. A shuttle bus is available to return racers back to the start at Marston Street.

For more information or to sign up, call 978-476-0039.

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