Charles City Challenge
Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19, 2016
Now in its fifth year, the Charles City Challenge will include events for whitewater paddlers as well as fun for everyone else.
Competitive on-the-water events are planned, along with the Crazy Cardboard Boat Race, Zumba, Farmers Market, Family Bike Ride,
Bean Bag Tournament, Disc Golf, Vendors, Exhibitors, Demos, the BBQ Challenge and MORE!
The Charles City Challenge: WhiteWater Weekend 2016 will include competitive events for whitewater paddlers as well as fun for everyone else.
Watch for info here and on our facebook page
Questions? Contact Ginger at the Charles City Chamber – 641-228-4234
Registration will begin at the CC Library beginning at 8 AM.
Registration fee includes competition entry, event t-shirt, and chance to win one of many prizes. New this year, SUP river surfing clinic!
Tentative list of events*:
Kayak Boater X
Youth Kayak Time Trials
Kayak King of the Wave
SUP Best Surf
Youth Kayak Best Trick/Surf
*subject to change based on participation and/or water conditions
Tentative Schedule of events*:
10 AM Kayak Boater X
11:00 Youth Kayak Time Trials
11:30 Kayak King of the Wave
Noon Break / Cardboard Boat Race
1 PM Kayak Rodeo
1:30 SUP Best Surf
2:15 Youth Kayak Best Trick / Surf
3:00 SUPer X
*Schedule subject to change
SUNDAY – Flatwater Float – Paddlers will depart from Rotary Park for an estimated three hour float back to Charles City. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cedar River Signs
Edward Jones-Mark Sindlinger & Jeremy Heyer
First Citizens Bank
First Security Bank & Trust
The Insurance Office
L & J Industries
Mike Molstead Motors
Quality Auto Service
The Rustic Corner
Cardboard Boat Race Sponsor: First Security Bank & Trust
WiFi Hotspot Sponsor: Unggoy Broadband
Whitewater Games Sponsor: Winnebago Outdoor
About Charles City WhiteWater at Riverfront Park
Charles City WhiteWater at Riverfront Park was designed by Recreation Engineering and Planning (REP) from Boulder, Colorado, designers of approximately 80% of the whitewater courses built in the United States. The Charles City course encompasses 11 acres of water with three world-class whitewater features rated at Class II and III, depending on water levels. The surrounding Riverfront Park includes 23 acres of land featuring a handicap accessible boat launch, disc golf course, natural play area, amphitheater, picnic shelter, storm water fountain, labyrinth, and access to the community’s more than 5 miles of recreational trails. The park is free and open to the public 24/7.