Elk River Challenge


race mapStart : Saturday July 27, 2019
10 AM
Level: 2
Distance: 3/7mi
Registration Opens: Jan 1, 2019
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

Register online and save five bucks on race day!

Click here to register

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

Race Course

New 2019 Course TBA! Map coming soon

Free camping available.
*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

$15 per person; $5 discount if you pre-register (see button above!)

Post Race

Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category. There will be oysters after the race.

Camping and Lodging

For lodging information call: Westport Greyland Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-345-6223.
Free camping available at the Heikkila’s Friday and Saturday night; BBQ/potluck Saturday evening.