The Milwaukee River Challenge

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The 16th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge will splash into town again this Saturday, September 17, 2016 with racing along the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers with more than 900 participants. The 3-mile Challenge starts at 25th and Canal Streets on the Menomonee River and proceeds east to the junction with the Milwaukee River, where crews will navigate a 90 degree angle turn as they headed north toward the finish line at Schlitz Park, just below Pleasant Street. Spectators can enjoye the race from more than a dozen bridges that dot the course and offer spectators intimate views of the racing and blade work.
Last year, the Men's National Team lost a skeg prior to their race and used a borrowed boat to race with the Women's National Team. The men gave the women a substantial early start and were still behind the women at the junction of the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers. However, the men prevailed with a final time of 14:35  for the 3 mile course. The women finished approximately 30 seconds slower.
The University of Wisconsin women dominated the Women's Open 8 event with boats finishing 1st and 2nd. The University of Wisconsin also finished first in the Women's Open 4. MSOE finished first in the men's 4.
Complete results can be viewed here.
For more information on the Milwaukee River Challenge, contact Alyssa Remington, Race Director,  608.658.6175
Last Year's 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
Photos of the Last Year's Milwaukee River Celebration Weekend
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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
Join us at the Race this September 17th