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The Root River Challenge - Racine Wisconsin



October 12, 2013 

The Root River 5K Trail Run/Walk 


12 Mile Bike Ride  Challenge:  

- This is one of our favorite trail runs! The Root River Pathway starts in the natural beauty of Colonial Park. As it follows the path of the Root River, the trail includes educational signposts that tell the story of the role of the river in the development of Racine. The pathway offers an opportunity to see Racine as it cannot be seen from a moving vehicle, to identify plants and trees native to the region and to appreciate the ecology of the Root River system. It also connects to the Lake Michigan Pathway which offers one of the most beautiful trails in Southeast Wisconsin.

Pre Registration starts at 8:00 AM - Event starts at 9:00 am.

100% of pledges and a portion of the registration fees benefit Racine Schools, Non-Profits, and The Racine PTA Council.



   REGISTRATION: (Register Here)

   Registration......................$30 pp

 (September 22, 2013 - October 11, 2013)

    Late Registration..............$40 pp
 (October 12, 2013)

  Child (Suggested)..............$10 pp
 (Children can participate for FREE however we suggest a donation of $10 (A T-shirt, pumpkin and ECU Sunglasses will be included while supplies last for advanced paid attendees)

    Includes: T-Shirt, Goody Bag, Swan's Coupon and a Pumpkin from: 


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Top 3: 19 and Under

Top 3: 20 to 35

Top 3: 36 to 50

Top 3: 51 and up

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REGISTRATION: (Does not include watercraft)

Early Registration.............................$25 pp

Late Registration..............................$30 pp

STUDENT/STAFF Registration.............$20 pp

(Must present a valid student or staff ID at event)

Registration Includes:

  • $10 Off any boat from Blain's Farm & Fleet
  • Breakfast (Danish & Coffee)
  • Your return trip back to Linwood Park
  • YOU MUST SUPPLY YOUR OWN WATERCRAFT, paddles, and life preservers.

Kayak or Canoe Rental:

Participants should supply their own kayak or canoe. Rentals are available on a limited basis. $25.00 per watercraft rental (Limited - 1st register, first serve - includes paddles, & Life preservers)

Call 877.651.2440 for availibilty.


The Root RIver Challenge Part I
2014 Date Coming Soon

The Root River Paddle Challenge:
- 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.

Pre Registration - Information Coming Soon

Starting at Linwood Park, 5900 5 Mile Road - Franksville, Town of Caledonia and ending at the Horlick Dam. We will have a shuttle bus on site to transport participants back to Linwood Park for lunch.

Download Trail Map of the Root River

Story featured on the caledonia Patch


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