Take Me to the River!
The Kiwanis Club is continuing the tradition of pitting local paddlers against the frigid waters of the Pewaukee River. This year marks 49 years for the RiverRun. The event is as much a community event and rite of Spring as it is a fundraiser that benefits the Pewaukee Food Pantry.
The run starts in Pewaukee and ends in Frame Park in Waukesha. The course has flat water in the upper stretches with twisting, rough, fast water at the lower end. Make sure to wear your personal flotation devices and dress appropriately for the weather and the possibility of getting swamped. Participants with children are encouraged to use caution and rely on your own judgement in the rough sections. Spotters will be present at the trickiest locations to assist if you tip over but will not actively prevent capsizing.
Save the date – Saturday, May 13, 2023. Get those canoes and kayaks ready and challenge your friends and neighbors to a race.