The Charles River Watershed Association has chosen a design by Zachary Cunningham of Dennis, who attends Massachusetts College of Art, for the 31st Annual Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race T-shirts, according to a press release.
Scheduled for Sunday, April 28, The Race draws approximately 1,200 paddlers and its Finish Line Festival attracts over 5,000 spectators to enjoy a day on the river full of fun and festivities.
Cunningham is currently in his junior year in the illustration program at MassArt. He enjoys combining what he has learned of Graphic Design and Illustration, and this passion manifests itself in things like T-shirt design.
Having the opportunity to design a unique piece of art for the Run of the Charles has always been an exciting challenge for the students at MassArt. Once all of the artwork is submitted, a board member of the CRWA selects the final winner. “We received many strong pieces of artwork for submission this year,” said Amy Rothe, director of Advancement and Communications for the Charles River Watershed Association, “but Zachary gave us exactly what we were looking for. He did a fantastic job of representing both the race and the river in his design.”
The 24-Mile Relay Race draws many corporate teams year after year due to the bonding experience it creates with co-workers, and the 19-Mile, 9-Mile, and 6-Mile races bring out recreational paddlers ranging in age from 11 to 80 years old.
Sponsors of the Run of the Charles include Boston Duck Tours, Wicked Local, Charles River Canoe and Kayak, Weston Solutions, New England Biolabs, Keewaydin Foundation, Skanska, GenOn, SignArt, Tetra Tech EC, ESP Solutions, VHB, BR+A, CDM Smith and Horseley Witten Group.
Register now to avoid late fees. For more information on registration, becoming a volunteer, or any other aspect of the race, please call (508) 698-6810, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.charlesriver.org.