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.