Elk River Challenge

race mapStart : Saturday July 24, 2021 2pm
Level: 2
Distance: 3/7mi
Registration Opens: TBA
Meeting: TBA
Director : Jon Harwood
Phone: 360.589.7000

Getting to the Start

From Aberdeen, follow the Westport Hwy (105) to the Bay City bridge (about 15 miles). Take the first right and follow the road to the shore.
Get directions via Google Maps

Race Registration


If you are under 18 years of age you can download the waiver and get parental permission here: Entry/Release Form (PDF).

Race Course

Course changes every year, new 2021 Course TBA! 

Start and finish will be at Brady’s Oysters. Oysters will be available at the finish.
*Ducks are not in season. Please, no shotguns on the race course.


2018’s Elk River race course was an extreme navigational challenge! The new course not only took physical fortitude, but also mental acuity. Following a serpentine route through the upper estuary and duck hunter’s paradise*, your mind (but hopefully not your boat) may be mired by the beauty and challenge of the back country. Beware that you may encounter jumping fish, elk, deer, bear, shallow water, weeds, mud, and evidence of the 1700 tsunami! (May not be suitable for 8-man rowing shells. Marginally more challenging for the 8+ & 8X rowing shells. You must be in tune with nature and have the mental toughness to complete this marvelous (stupendous, adventurous) event. Be there, accept the challenge, and enjoy a free albacore tuna barbecue and oysters afterwards.

Course Record

Because of frequent course changes over the years, there is no course record to compare year to year.

Entry Fees


Post Race

Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.

Camping and Lodging

For lodging information call: Westport Greyland Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-345-6223.