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Root River Paddle Challenge Race Description

Root River Paddle Challenge - 2020

This years Theme: Pirates!

NEW DATE: Saturday, June 13, 2020  @  9:00 AM 

COVID-19 UPDATE:   

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this event date has been changed to Saturday - June 13, 2020.  

Address:

Linwood Park , Hwy 38 & 5 Mile Road, Caledonia, WI 

The Root River provides a diverse set of paddling conditions as it winds its way through Caledonia in Racine County. Depending upon water levels and sections paddled you can get everything from quiet lake paddling to fast rapids in an environment that ranges from scenic rural woodlands to parks and wetlands.

Starting at Linwood Park, 5 Mile Road – Franksville, Village of Caledonia and ending at the Horlick Dam. The course is approximately 8 miles and takes about 2.5 hours to complete. This is a course change at the end to allow for social distancing. 
 
 

Features:

  •  T Shirt
  •  Finisher's Medal 

Course description:

Starting at Linwood Park, 5900 5 Mile Road – Franksville, Town of Caledonia and ending at Horlick Dam. The course is approximately 8 miles and takes about 2 -2.5 hours to complete. 

Directions to start:

CHANGE FOR 2020 - Due to Covid-19 We need you to buddy up or bring two vehicles one at the start , one at the finish. Participants should drop off watercraft and equipment at Linwood Park AND then drop one vehicle off at the finish (Horlick Dam Boat Launch ). For your safety, there will not be a shuttle service from Horlick Dam back to the start (Linwood Park). If you need us to make special arrangements for your drivers, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

  • Timeline of events
  • 7:45 am – 8:45 am: Check-In and On-Site Registration
  • 9:00-10:00 am:  Launch Time
  • 12:00 pm: End at Horlick Dam 

If you have a group and you want to all launch together, just let us know and we will accommodate. It is important that we all practice social distancing and stay spaced apart during the first 3 miles to navigate rapids safely.

Important Note for your safety

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN LIFE VESTS except for rental craft participants. We will have a limited number of preservers available on a first come first serve basis. It is mandatory that you have a life preserver and wear it at all times, it may save your life. 5Kevents.org, LLC and all associated parties assume no responsibility. You are participating in this event at your own risk. 

Awards info:

All finishers will receive a custom medal. 

Watercraft Rentals

Canoes and kayaks Rentals are AVAILABLE!

Rentals are $35 - Single and Tandem Kayaks Available as well as Canoes.  

Life Preservers

All participants are required to provide their own life preserver and wear it at all times during the event.

RENTALS INCLUDE LIFE PRESERVERS. 

To Horlick Dam: 

From Linwood Park: Take 5 Mile Road East. Turn right on Hwy 31. Turn left on 4 Mile Road to Green bay Road, then turn Right (Rapids Court). Riverbend will be on your right-hand side just past the south end of the Airport and before Rapids Drive.  

PACKET PICK UP: 

FRIDAY: Pick up your packet early at between 5:30 pm and 7pm

    5Kevents.org Resource Center
    215 6th Street (Downtown Racine - Just south of 6th and Main).
    Racine, WI 53403

Saturday: at the event

 




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  • Location: Caledonia, WI 53405
  • Race Date: 06/13/2020 09:00 (Saturday)
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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Fun paddle with a great group of paddlers

This was my first time ever kayaking and had a great time. Parking at the nature center gets crowded so arrive early. Water was high & fast but we managed with little trouble. Took a timelapse using an action camera, check it out here https://youtu.be/LGh1jRSTNgU

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5.0/5
Course: 3.0/5
Organization: 4.5/5
2019 Race Review
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Awesome but some experience needed

I had so much fun with a very close friend of mine doing this challenge. I really feel as if you need some experience due to i flipped on a rapids area and there isnt really anyone or anything to do. Luckily there were a few very experience people that paddled up the river to help me ( had a slight injury) .

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Course: 4.5/5
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Root River Paddle Challenge

Last year I did the Root River Challenge. It was the most challenging paddle I have ever tackled. Plus, I made it thru without tipping over! The river was extremely high and running quickly, but there were spotters everywhere to assist you. For me it was a very satisfying experience to complete this challenge.

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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Lots of fun! Very well organized!

The Root River Paddle Challenge is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to paddle a section of the river available only in the spring. The organizers do a fantastic job with the logistics making this a very accessible paddle. Don't miss this one!

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.5/5
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Great Event

Last year I did the Root River Challenge. It was the most challenging paddle I have ever tackled. Plus, I made it thru without tipping over! The river was extremely high and running quickly, but there were spotters everywhere to assist you. For me it was a very satisfying experience to complete this challenge.

has run 1 times 0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
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Root River Challenge 2019

I had a great time and I managed to capture some of the excitement with my camera. Check out my photo essay in The Natural Realm blog: https://awealthofnature.org/photo-essay-kayaking-in-the-root-river-challenge/

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4.0/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 4.5/5
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Art

A lot of fun. Even though my kayak (flat bottom and too long 14 ft) didn't handle the current well (I went over 2 times) it was a lot of fun. I look forward to doing it again this year with a kayak more designed for river current. I consider it one of the better events for kayaks in this area.

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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Come join us!

Had an absolute blast last year! Can’t wait to do it again, getting my wife to come with this time. Trying for more. We’re skipping the Kentucky Derby for this!

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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Jillian

Awesome set up! We had the best time! Anxious for this year’s race!

has run 1 times 1/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
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Fun paddle with a great group of paddlers

This was my first time ever kayaking and had a great time. Parking at the nature center gets crowded so arrive early. Water was high & fast but we managed with little trouble. Took a timelapse using an action camera, check it out here https://youtu.be/LGh1jRSTNgU

has run 1 times 1/1 found this review helpful.
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