50 Years and Still Floating!

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The Kiwanis Club is continuing the tradition of pitting local paddlers against the frigid waters of the Pewaukee River. This year marks 50 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 11, 2024. Get those canoes and kayaks ready and challenge your friends and neighbors to a race.


50th Annual Pewaukee Kiwanis RiverRun Commemorative Canoes

You may have found one of these canoes hidden around town at various establishments. If you scanned the QR code, it brought you here. Congratulations! The canoe is good for one free RiverRun registration. Please bring the canoe and a completed registration form to the event on May 11th. If you do not want to use the free registration for yourself, please pass the canoe on to someone you know that would like to participate. The bearer of the canoe on race day can keep the canoe as a memento commemorating the 50th Annual Pewaukee Kiwanis RiverRun


Two Ways to Register!

  1. Download and Complete the Registration Form. You will print and complete the PDF form. Then, mail it (preferred) it along with your payment. Make checks payable to Pewaukee Kiwanis and mail both check and completed form to Koepp Realty, 115 #C Main Street, Pewaukee, WI  53072. Bring a copy to the registration table on the morning of the event.
  2. Complete Your Online Registration. Complete your registration and pay online. You will receive an email receipt confirming our registration. Please print and sign the waiver and bring it with you to the table on the morning of the event. We’re sorry, online registration is now closed. BUT, you can still register in person at the event. See you there!

Canoe Rental is available via PRS Watersports – information can be found on their website PRS Watersports Phone: 262.424.9805