26th Annual Running of the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition

Photo by Mitch Waxman
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Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm
Event Info
$25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $12 for children 3-12. Free public viewing areas on the shore
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More than 15 tugboats are expected to participate in the 26th Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition, which features the race, nose-to-nose pushing contests, and a line-throwing competition by tugboat crew members.

Be part of the action on the Circle Line Spectator Boat. When you return to the pier at 12:30 pm, head over to Pier 84 for more exciting events. You can test your mettle in the amateur line-toss competition or participate in other kid-friendly activities.

Board from Pier 83, West 43rd Street and Hudson River Park. Boarding begins at 10:15am. Spectators will be onboard from 10:30am to 12:30pm. There's also free public viewing on shore.

Event Schedule, if Viewing from Pier 84:
11am - Parade of Tugs from Pier 84 to the start line @ Pier i @ W. 70th St. in Riverside Park South
11:30am - Race Starts (runs from Pier i to Pier 84 )
12n - Tugboats nose-to-nose pushing contests & line-toss competition
1pm - Amateur line-toss & other kid activities
2pm - Awards Ceremony
3pm - Tugs depart

Pier 84
West 44th Street and the Hudson River
New York , NY 40° 45' 47.7612" N, 73° 59' 59.5968" W
New York
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