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Lake Champlain Challenge Race

A paddleboarder races alongside a pilot gig during the Challenge Race

September 9, 2023 , 9:00 am 2:00 pm


It’s time for everyone’s favorite annual challenge and fun-filled summer race on Lake Champlain: The Lake Champlain Challenge Race! Rowing crews and other human-powered vessels are invited to compete in this three-mile course at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to set the new fastest time for their respective category. After the race, all are invited to a free lunch buffet, hosted by the Museum’s rowing clubs. 

Race categories include: 6- and 4-person rowing gigs, individual rowers, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and more.

  • Registration is $25/person
  • Check In opens at 9:00 am
  • Races start at 11:00 am

If your rowing group/club needs to use one of the Museum’s rowing gigs, please contact Nick Patch at nickp@lcmm.org,

No other advance reservations required for the 2023 Challenge Race. Check in and register on the day of the race or call ahead if you have any questions at 802-475-2022.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

4472 Basin Harbor Rd
Vergennes, VT 05491 United States
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