The Milwaukee River Challenge

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Photo Gallery of River Celebration at Schlitz Park, 9/19/2014
The 14th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge splashed into town again this September 20th, with racing along the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers from 9am to 2:00pm. With more than 900 participants this year, 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 Alysa Remington, Race Director,  608.658.6175
Alyssa@MilwaukeeRiverChallenge.com
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The 2014 Milwaukee River Challenge had over 900 participants... the largest in our history!
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