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Photo Gallery of River Celebration at Schlitz Park, 9/19/2014
The 15th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge will splash into town again this Saturday, September 19, 2015 with racing along the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers from 9am to 2:00pm. Last year included more than 900 participants. The 3-mile Challenge started at 25th and Canal Streets on the Menomonee River and proceeded east to the junction with the Milwaukee River, where crews navigated a 90 degree angle turn as they headed north toward the finish line at Schlitz Park, just below Pleasant Street. Spectators enjoyed the race from more than a dozen bridges that dotted the course and offered spectators intimate views of the racing and blade work.
In the Men's Open 8 event, the Milwaukee School of Engineering briefly overtook the Men's National Team with brilliant bladework one half way through the race at the sharp turn at the junction of the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers. However, the national team prevailed with a final time under 15 minutes for the 3 mile course. MSOE finished in 15:31 minutes.
The University of Wisconsin women dominated the Women's Open 8 event with boats finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The University of Wisconsin also finished first in the Women's Open 4.
Complete results can be viewed here.
For more information on the Milwaukee River Challenge, contact Alyssa Remington, Race Director,  608.658.6175
2014 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
Join Us This Saturday September 19, 2015 from 9 am - 2 pm on the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers
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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
Photos  of Last year's  Winners