Milwaukee River Challenge Will Bring Olympians to Town this Saturday, September 17th.

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 enjoy the race from more than a dozen bridges that dot the course and offer spectators intimate views of the racing and blade work.

900 collegiate, high school and club rowers across the Midwest will participate.

Also this year, the Women’s National Team, sponsored by Robert W. Baird and the Men’s National Team, sponsored by Johnson Controls, featuring rowers direct fromthe 2016 Games in Rio.

Local teams include Marquette University and the Milwaukee Rowing Club.

The Milwaukee River Challenge consists of 4 events 

               8:30-9:30AM –     Women’s 4+

               10-11AM –           Men’s 8+

               12-12:30PM -       Women’s 8+

               1:30-2PM -           Men’s 4+

The free event takes place on the Milwaukee River.

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