Mayor's Cup Regatta

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017

The annual Mayor's Cup Regatta takes place in July each year on the Esplanade of the Charles River where Corporate and Philanthropic teams of eight, with at least one person living with a disability, compete in Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Races.

The day includes on shore activities, live music, luau and award ceremony. This event will take place on Boston's Charles River from the River Dock on the DCR’s Esplanade just over the Arthur Fielder Footbridge near the Hatch Shell

Donate to Support a Paddler or Team

Buy Raffle Tickets

Free Agent Registration

Registration/Release Form


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2017 Mayor's Cup Regatta Sponsorship Form 2017 Mayor's Cup Regatta Sponsorship Form (225 KB)

Overview 2017 Regatta Overview 2017 Regatta (377 KB)

Mayor's Cup Regatta Tentative Schedule of the Day

Time Description
8:45 am All Teams Registration Open – check in 30 minutes before race
9:15 am - 12 Noon
Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Races with Race Announcer Mariellen Burns
Live Music
Face Painting - Boston Face Painters
Regatta Raffle - (Red Sox Tickets, Restaurant GC and more!)
                             $25/2 Tickets   $50/5 Tickets   $100/12

Cheer for the teams! Shop AccesSport!
12:15 pm
Luau - Ambrosia Catering and Events

Paddlers, children up to 8 are guests.  Wristbands are required; available at the Registration Tent for $25.  Limited seating available, plan to bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the luau in the shade on the grass.
1:15 pm Awards Ceremony - Best Times, Best Team Spirit, Best Team Uniform 
Raffle Drawing

Funds raised support AccesSportAmerica, a non-profit organization, inspiring higher function and fitness for children and adults living with challenges through high-challenge sports and training.

Directions to the River Dock on the Esplanade, Boston’s Charles River

Just over the Arthur Fielder Footbridge near the Hatch Shell

Parking and Directions (leave plenty of time to get to the Regatta):

Good places to park include at meters around the Public Garden or in the Boston Common Underground Garage beneath Boston Common (map) for a longer visit. Enter the Underground Garage by going north (it's one-way) on Charles St South.


Red line: exit at Charles/MGH stop and cross the Arthur Fielder footbridge.

Green line: exit at the Arlington stop, walk up Arlington Street towards the Charles River, and cross the Arthur Fiedler footbridge to the Esplanade.

For more information, please contact Pam Rogers at or 978.264.0985.