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We are open for the 2021 season and admission is free!

Lake Champlain Challenge Race

Everyone’s favorite annual challenge and fun-filled summer race on Lake Champlain! All human-powered vessels are invited to the Lake Champlain Challenge Race on Saturday, September 11 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to try to set the new fastest time. The Challenge Race is a three-mile triangular course. Participants compete in race categories such as 6- and 4-person rowing gigs, individual rowers, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and more to win their group.

2021 Race Information

Saturday, September 11, 2021 (Raindate: Sunday, September 12, 2021)
9:00 AM Registration opens on site
11:00 AM Races begin
$25 Race fee per person
(cash or check only)

Registration for the race opens at 9 AM on site at the Museum on September 11. Races start at 11 AM. Registration is $25 per person and all participants receive a commemorative gift and are invited to a free buffet lunch hosted by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Adult Rowing Clubs. There is no advance registration or pre-registration needed.

If you are part of a rowing group or club who will be participating in the Challenge Race, please download and fill out the form below, and then return it to Lisa Percival by email at percival@madriver.com, as soon as possible.

Admission to the Museum is free for all visitors in 2021 and there are also indoor and outdoor exhibits for race participants to explore before and after the race. Please be sure to read our latest visitor safety precautions before the race: Plan Your Visit to the Museum.