The Milwaukee River Challenge

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The 17th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge splashed into town on Saturday, September 16, 2017 with racing along the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers with 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 head north toward the finish line at Schlitz Park, just below Pleasant Street. Spectators enjoyed the race from more than a dozen bridges, restaurants and other vantage points that dotted the course and offered spectators intimate views of the racing and blade work.
On a beautiful day, the University of Wisconsin women's team dominated their open class races by finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 8's and 1st and 2nd in the 4's. Purdue University won both the men's 4's and 8s.
The United States men's national team 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
2017 Race Photos
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2017 Results
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
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