The 2013 Head of the Charles is this weekend. The 49th annual event is a “signature” event for the Boston/Cambridge area and what is a closeout outdoor event for the area. The weather is always a factor but for the most part the last few years have been good weather. We are adding a video we put together of last year’s event to give you a flavor of what it’s like to be at this great event.
As most people in the Boston area are, we were wondering if there will be any changes to this year’s event given the Boston Marathon. Mr. Frederick Schloch who is executive director of the Head of the Charles mentions increased security and police presence similar to what happened at the July 4th event on the Charles. He was on NECN mainly discussing the long term sponsorship of BNY Mellon. We were not able to find out much more than that and that is probably a good thing. We would recommend packing light in case your bags get a thorough searching. Business as usual with a heightened awareness is the way to go. Let’s remain “Boston Strong“.
Whether you like rowing or not spending time on the Charles River on these last few weeks before we get hit with colder and snowier weather is great family fun. There are vendors not just along the river on both sides but also in Harvard Square. My son and I love photography and he was my assistant last year getting photos of all the action. We put the slide show video together that we included above.
For details regarding event logistics the main HOCR.org website is great. It has a whole section for spectators. We also have some posts from previous years that may be helpful and will give you more of an idea of what the races are like if you have never attended. They should be referenced below.
Enjoy the Races!