Annual Great River Race to take place on the North River Saturday

The 23d annual Great River Race on the North River will take place Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. in Norwell.
The 23d annual Great River Race on the North River will take place Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. in Norwell. Credit: Evan Richman/Globe Staff files/1999

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Every morning Paula Christie wakes up, makes coffee, and watches the Weather Channel. Today is no different, but Christie, the assistant director of the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, will pay extra attention to Saturday’s conditions, which she hopes will be clear skies for her organization’s annual river race.

“It’s a family event — generations have been doing it,” she said. “The race is weather dependent, but it’ll happen rain or shine.”

With help from volunteers and sponsors, the 23nd Annual Great River Race on the North River will happen Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. in Norwell and ending near the Hanover-Pembroke line some 7.5 miles upstream.

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