Root River Paddle Challenge - 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018  @  8:00 AM   •  River Paddle Route, Breast Cancer Survivorship


Linwood Park , 5 Mile Road, Caledonia, WI    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the event.


WATERCRAFT RENTALS: All canoe and Kayak rentals (add'l Fee Applied) are sold out for this event. You must provide your own watercraft.

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 7.5 miles and takes about 2-3 hours to complete

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Water Level / Conditions

Ideally we want Moderate to High water levels for this event to take advantage of the rapids.

(Last updated 4.10.18)


 Finisher's Medal


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Course description:

Starting at Linwood Park, 5900 5 Mile Road – Franksville, Town of Caledonia and ending at the Horlick Dam. The course is approximately 7.5 miles and takes about 2-3 hours to complete

Course maps:

 Root River Paddle Challenge  

Directions to start:

We will be providing a shuttle service BEFORE the start of the event ONLY. We will not be transporting any watercraft or equipment.

Participants should drop off watercraft and equipment at Linwood Park AND then drop vehicles off at the finish (Horlick Dam Boat Launch)
Shuttle service from the Horlick Dam Boat Launch is provided back to the start (Linwood Park).

Timeline of events
6:45 am – 7:45 am : Check-In and On-Site Registration
7:00 am – 7:45 am : Light breakfast options (kringle, coffee, etc)
7:05 am : Transportation from Horlick Dam back to Linwood Park
7:30 am : Transportation from Horlick Dam back to Linwood Park
7:55 am : Transportation from Horlick Dam back to Linwood Park
8:00-8:45 am :  Launch Time
11:00-12:00 am : End at Horlick Dam and celebrate with a cookout

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., LLC and all associated parties assume no responsibility. You are participating in this event at your own risk. 

Canoers and kayakers should drop their watercraft off AND CHECK IN at Linwood Park (5 Mile Road, Franksville, WI). See below for detailed directions. After the drop off, participants should drive to Horlick Dam. We will be providing transportation from Horlick Dam back to Linwood Park for the launch. Transportation will be available at 7:05, 7:30, 7:55 am. and 8:15/ More shuttle times will be added if needed. Transportation will NOT be provided after the event.

If you are renting a watercraft, you may go directly to Horlick Dam for transportation and check in upon arrival at Linwood Park.

After the event, you are free to hang out or leave at your leisure. We will be providing participants with food after the event.

This will allow you to participate at your own pace and depart at your leisure. Remember this is NOT a race.

Participants are welcome to make alternative arrangements if necessary. Please advise the event director if you make alternate arrangements

Awards info:

All finishers will receive a custom medal.

Additional info

T-shirt option:Dry fit neon pink in unisex or ladies fit


Watercraft Rentals

Canoes and kayaks Rentals are SOLD OUT. 

Life Preservers

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



DIRECTIONS: There is no physical address for the park locations. Please view the instructions below. 


From I-94: Exit #327 (Hwy G) and head east. Turn right on Hwy H (Howell Road). Take a left on 5 Mile Road. The park will be on your left hand side, just past Hwy 38. If you cross the Root River, you have gone too far. 

From Racine (Intersection of Hwy 31 and Hwy 20): Take Hwy 31 North. Turn left on 5 Mile Road. Linwood Park will be on your right hand side just over the Root River. If you reach Hwy 38, you have gone too far. 

TO HORLICK DAM: (Horlick Dam is located directly behind Rogans Shoes on Rapids Drive. Address for Rogans Shoes is 3520 Rapids Drive, Racine, WI)

From Linwood Park: Take 5 Mile Road East. Turn right on Hwy 31. Turn left on Northwestern. Turn left on Rapids Drive. Take your first left on Old Green Bay Road. Take your first left behind the BP gas stations (Rapids Court). Continue behind the gas station. Turn right into Horlick Dam. Continue until you reach the parking lot. If parking lot is full, please find additional parking along the grass or at the entrance to the dam. 



Online registration is closed, please register at the event.