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16th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge
Downtown Milwaukee, WI

Saturday, September 17 2016

Important Notes:

  • Only Varsity boats race this event because of the stage of the season and difficulty of the course. All CRRC families are welcome to attend.
  • ROWERS must be registered for the Fall 2016 season to travel/compete this weekend complete registration here. ROWERS must have a US Rowing Waiver and a Code of Conduct agreement on file.  If you signed a waiver /Code of conduct agreement in the spring of 2016, it is still valid.)
  • Transportation is not provided to this regatta. Parents drive. Captains and Coaches will work with families who need to carpool. NO athletes may drive to this or any other regatta


Location: 25th & Canal streets on the Menomonee River, proceed east to the junction with the Milwaukee River, and turn north to Schlitz Park just below Pleasant Street. CRRC’s tents will be near Schlitz Park and the finish line:  215 East Pleasant Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Spectators and Fans: The Milwaukee River Challenge is a great viewing course, find complete spectating information here. CRRC will have coffee for you set up at our tents, and usually someone bakes something delicious to share. Stop by and chat with other CRRC fans.

Weather: Up to date information for Milwaukee, WI can be found here.

What to Pack:

  • Entertainment/activities, homework for non-race time: art supplies, Frisbee, book, card games, etc.
  • Uniform
  • sun hat
  • water bottle
  • sun screen
  • clothes for cooler weather/rain-gear
  • money for race t-shirt (optional),
  • assorted clothing for non-racing time


Saturday, September 17

  • 5:30 AM  All rowers depart Madison for Milwaukee.
  • Approx.7:30AM Arrive at CRRC at regatta site. Rig and set up.
  • 8:00AM  Coaches and Coxswains meeting near launch site.
  • 8:30AM  Launching begins.  Boats warm up on the way and assemble in start order.
  • Midday – Lunch provided by CRRC.  
  • 4:30PM Approximate time of departure from Milwaukee to Madison.

Click Here for the full itinerary of the Milwaukee River Challenge

Questions and Contact info: Mark 608-354-6998 & Melissa 608-575-0031

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