Root River Paddle Challenge - 2019

Root River Paddle Challenge - 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019  @  9:00 AM   •  Paddle Challenge - Mardi Gras Time!

Address:

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

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the event.

Description:

 

Event is a go!

Water Level / Conditions

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

(Last updated 5.2.19)

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.
NEW FOR 2019! Starting at Linwood Park, 5 Mile Road – Franksville, Village of Caledonia and ending at the River Bend Nature Center. The course is approximately 6.5 miles and takes about 2.5 hours to complete. This is a course change at the end to allow for our Paddle Challenge Cook-Out!

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Features:

 T Shirt

 Finisher's Medal

 

Course description:

Starting at Linwood Park, 5900 5 Mile Road – Franksville, Town of Caledonia and ending at the River Bend Nature Center. The course is approximately 6.5 miles and takes about 2 -2.5 hours to complete.

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 (RIVER BEND NATURE CENTER INC. 3600 N. Green Bay Road, Racine, Wisconsin 53404 ). Shuttle service from River Bend is provided back to the start (Linwood Park).


Timeline of events
7:45 am – 8:45 am: Check-In and On-Site Registration
8:00 am – 8:45 am: Light breakfast options (kringle, coffee, etc)
8:05 am: Transportation from River Bend back to Linwood Park
8:30 am: Transportation from River Bend back to Linwood Park
8:55 am: Transportation from River Bend back to Linwood Park

9:00-10:00 am :  Launch Time
12:00 pm: End at River Bend and celebrate with a cookout

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 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. 

Transportation
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 River Bend. We will be providing transportation from River Bend back to Linwood Park for the launch. Transportation will be available at 8:05, 8:30, 8:55 am. and 9:15/ 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 River Bend 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. (RIVER BEND NATURE CENTER INC. 3600 N. Green Bay Road, Racine, Wisconsin 53404 )

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


 

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.

DIRECTIONS

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

TO LINWOOD PARK:

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 RIVER BEND: (Located on Old Green Bay Road across from Racine Airport (Batten International Airport)

From Linwood Park: Take 5 Mile Road East. Turn right on Hwy 31. Turn left on 4 Mile Road to Greenbay Road, then turn Right. Riverbend will be on your right-hand side across from the Airport. 

Packet pickup:

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

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Saturday: at the event

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  • $2 single rails
  • $4 double rails
  • $1 off of taps
  • $1 off of appetizers
  • $2 domestic bottles
  • $3 domestic cans

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