A somewhat derogatory nickname for the town of Athol, Massachusetts (Yes, the town name is pronounced like "asshole" with a slight lisp). Appropriate because of the River Rat Race, a canoeing competition held there annually. I first learned of this nickname when I noticed someone had decorated the official sign marking the boundary of the town with large 'R' and 'E' stickers. Hence the capitalization of this node's title. I'm just filling a nodeshell though, so clearly someone else knows of it.