The Milwaukee River Challenge

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The 18th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge splashed into town on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 with racing along the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers.  More than 900 participants participated in the 3-mile Challenge, which started at 25th and Canal Streets on the Menomonee River and proceeded east to the junction with the Milwaukee River. Crews then 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 the Milwaukee Riverwalk on more than a dozen bridges, restaurants and other vantage points that dotted the course, offering spectators intimate views of the racing and blade work.
Races took place on a beautiful day, with the University of Wisconsin women's team dominating their open class races by finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in both the 8's and the 4's. 
Purdue University won 1st place in both the men's 4's and 8s as 23 other teams from around the midwest battled for the wins.
The United States men's national team also participated in the event.
and are expected to return again in 2019, along with representatives from the women’s national team.
Complete results can be viewed here.
For more information on the Milwaukee River Challenge, contact Alyssa Remington, Race Director,  608.658.6175
2018 Race Photos
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2018 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