The Milwaukee River Challenge

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The 17th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge will splash into town on Saturday, September 16, 2017 with racing along the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers with more than 900 participants. The 3-mile Challenge will start at 25th and Canal Streets on the Menomonee River and proceed east to the junction with the Milwaukee River, where crews will navigate a 90 degree angle turn as they head north toward the finish line at Schlitz Park, just below Pleasant Street. Spectators will enjoy the race from more than a dozen bridges that dotted the course and offer spectators intimate views of the racing and blade work.
Last year, on a beautiful day, the University of Wisconsin women's team dominated their open class races by finishing 1st and second in the 8's and 1st in the 4's. Lincoln Park Boat Club won both the men's 4's and 8s.
The United States men's and women's national teams also participated in the event.
Complete results can be viewed here.
For more information on the Milwaukee River Challenge, contact Alyssa Remington, Race Director,  608.658.6175
Last Year's Race Photos
Entry Info
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
Overview of the Course
Viewing Vantage Points
Video of the Course
Maps & Directions
Photos of Riverwalk and Regattas
Spectator Info
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Regatta Rules & Liability Waiver
Schedule of Events
Course Steering Tips
Video of the Course
Maps & Directions
Photos of Riverwalk and Previous Regattas
Seeded Entries
Competitor Info
2016 Results