Marathon Row for Jenny
MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017
Departure: 8:00 AM - Rutherford, NJ
Arrival: 4:00 PM - Hackensack, NJ
In Memory of Jenny Santos:
As many of you know, in February 2017 we lost our coach, Jenny Santos, in a tragic accident. Many of our rowers are still sad that she is no longer with us. To honor her memory we wanted to dedicate a new boat bearing her name.
We started raising funds to purchase a brand new double. Thanks to many initial donors, the new "Jenny Santos" arrived on April 22nd. Now we need to continue raising the funds to pay for the boat completely. The Marathon Row is intended to help raise a portion. Participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. In return, you will receive a t-shirt, and can be part of this exciting row.
We will depart from Nereid Boat Club in Rutherford, NJ. The Passaic River will lead us past Lyndhurst, Nutley, North Arlington, Belleville, Kearny, Newark, Harrison, into Newark Bay. Rowing around Kearny Point we will enter the Hackensack River past Jersey City. In Secaucus, at Laurel Hill County Park we will have a one-hour lunch break. Then we will continue through the Meadowlands past North Bergen, Carlstadt, Moonachie, Little Ferry, Ridgefield Park, and Bogota. Our final destination will be Foschini Park in Hackensack. The total distance is 27 miles (43.5 km).
Participants you must be good rowers with some stamina. They are supposed to raise a minimum of $100 to participate. All participants need to know how to swim.