Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
Gowanus Challenge Race Jun 9 (6/10 rain date)

Support a team to race the Gowanus Challenge! 

The course is a 2.5 mile round trip from the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse at 165 2nd St. to the bouy at mouth of Gowanus Bay and return. First heat will depart 2pm and event should wrap up by 5pm with a Post Race Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

Teams will race using canoes provided by the Gowanus Dredgers or (if you bring them) teams may race kayaks, rowboats & Stand Up Paddleboards for "the other" class. 1st-3rd place prizes will be awarded to canoe class and other class. If enough funds are raised, prizes will be awarded for:

  • Highest total pledge amount
  • Best dressed crew
  • Coolest team name
  • Largest number of sponsors

We ask teams to try and raise $500 but any donation will allow you to race!