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Gowanus Challenge Race

Test your mettle in this epic canoe race in the Gowanus Canal

DetailsOctober 07, 2017
Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse

The Dredgers officially issue a challenge to you, and/or your boathouse to test your mettle on our home turf, the mighty Gowanus Canal, once the life blood of industrial Brooklyn, now being called the “Venice of Brooklyn” by real estate developers.

The course is a 2.5 mile round trip from the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse at 165 2nd St. to the buoy at mouth of Gowanus Bay and return. First heat will depart 2pm and event should wrap up by 5pm with a Post Race Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

Teams will race canoes provided or teams of kayaks, rowboats & Stand Up Paddleboards (if you bring them) and a first place prize for each race category will be awarded. If enough funds are raised, prizes will be awarded for:

Highest total pledge amount
Best dressed crew
Coolest team name
Largest number of sponsors

For more information, or to sign up, visit: