RiverRun Coming Back for 40th
Saturday, May 11th,
After many requests and encouragement from
the community, the Pewaukee Kiwanis have decided to bring back the
RiverRun! This year we celebrate 40 years. There will be positive
changes and we encourage paid participation as this is a “fundraiser”
and the money goes to charity to help change children’s lives.
The date is Saturday, May 11, 2013. The course will remain the same.
This RiverRun will see added technology and a few new surprises. So get
those canoes and kayaks ready, mark your calendars and look for more
details in the months to come. Thank you for the support and feedback
from the community. The Kiwanis have heard you and we will continue the
RiverRun canoe and kayak race began in 1973 by several businessmen in
the quiet Village of Pewaukee.
was twofold: to bring attention to the beauty of the Pewaukee River that
can only be seen from the river and to clean the river yearly to
preserve that beauty.
grown to what it is today.
race begins in Pewaukee at Hammel Machine Products on East Wisconsin
Avenue (Hwy M) at the river, and ends at the Rotary Building and Tower
in Frame Park, Waukesha. The Pewaukee River joins the Fox River about a
mile upstream from Frame Park.
winners are determined by elapsed time and six different classes to make
competing fair to all. Serious competitors, families and just-for-fun
enthusiasts enjoy the paddle.
The race is
one of the Pewaukee Kiwanis Club's main fund raisers. The entry fee for
each canoe is $30 with all monies raised benefiting Pewaukee.
organizations are encouraged to pre-register a team of
five or more vessels to compete for a trophy. An
average of the top five vessels on a team will be used
to determine the team time.
race attracts about 150 canoes with hundreds of spectators at the start,
along the river and at Frame Park. Food and beverages are available at
the park along with a roaring fire to dry out any damp canoeists.
Set aside the
second Saturday in May now for this fun event. You can print a copy of
the registration form here.
additional information, please contact us by
email, or by calling Koepp Realty
TipACanoe Rentals is offering
canoe rentals. Please contact them directly at
(262) 342-1012. Pewaukee Kiwanis does not provide rentals.
Tom and Mary Krasinski
Ken Weber Truck Service
Pick 'n Save
Minuteman of Waukesha