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Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe and Kayak Race, "The Callie", is June 17, 2017!

Callie Rohr, age 7

Make it a date, you don't want to miss this race!

2017 Race Registration
Release Form
2017 Race Flyer
2017 Race Description
2017 Race Schedule of Events
2017 Race Result

Big news for 2017, we have now received 501c3 recognition under the name of The Callie Rohr Foundation, Inc. This is a big step for us and one we are very proud of. Monetary donations can now be made directly to us. Our mission continues to raise monies and awareness to the problem of pediatric brain cancer. Our monies are donated to research facilities working toward a cure.

The 2017 race is in the books now and everyone had a great time. It was a great weather day with blue skies, sunshine and some breeze. The water was the highest we've ever had, so paddling was really good!!! We started race day just like always with a crepe breakfast. Thanks to the Conover Lions Club for providing breakfast for us again this year, and a big thanks to Nick for coordinating it all. Due to the high water the boat handlers had a big job keeping those race heats in line, but it all went well and everyone started just great. Volunteers were on hand at River Road to help paddlers out of their boats, get their boat up to the staging area and ready to give them lunch. After the major race was over it was time to step off Paddle for a Cure. Channel 12 WJFW and Channel 7 WSAW and Coyote Radio 93.7 paddled for the title "Fastest Media on the Water". Channel 12 WJFW's Ben Meyer and Geoff Weller took the title. It was fun for all and there were some wet media paddlers when they came back to RWT. We enjoyed having them with us and hope they will be back next year. Then it was time for a party - Pig Roast, Music, Refreshments, Awards and a live auction - what more could you want. Thanks to all who make our pig roast possible;the farmer, the men who transport the hog to be processed, the processor, the trailer rental to transport,and finally the volunteers who bring the hog to Wisconsin. Jim Franklin from Coyote 93.7 hosted our auction and did a great job. We had a bit of rain in the evening, but that didn't stop us, we were under cover in the party pavillion. A big thank you to all our sponsors, our volunteers and our paddlers; without each and every one of you this event could not be what it is. Keep watching for the announcement of the 2018 date.

Race Description:
This is a 14-mile one-day canoe and kayak race on the historic Headwaters of the Wisconsin River. The Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe Race consists of two different races. "The Callie", has thirteen different race classes. Check the race form for classes and prices. Racers race fourteen miles with trophies given to the winners in each class at the Pig Roast starting at 5:00 PM back at RWT. "Paddle for a Cure", media personalities race each other on this short one and half mile course for the titles of "Fastest TV Station and Fastest DJ on the Water". This class is also open to everyone who wants to support the cause and individuals, businesses, government offices or whoever are encouraged to challange each other and are welcome. Come support this worthwhile cause by having a blast, help make everyone aware of this devastating disease and join our battle to find a cure for Pediatric Brain Cancer!. This beautiful,fast and wild stream,with lots of challenging turns and obstacles, makes for an exciting and challenging race. This is the most spectacular part of the river and you don't want to miss an opportunity to paddle it. All paddlers will start at the RWT boat landing and paddle to different take out points.

Spectators are welcome and encourged. There is a lot to see and do on race day. The day starts with a gourmet breakfast of eggs, sausage, crepes, toast, orange juice and coffee seved at 8:00 AM by the Conover Lions Club, followed by the exciting start of "The Callie" at 10:00 AM. Spectators can then move to the Rummels Rd bridge, Heartlake Landing and County K bridge to see the racers fly down the river and finally to River Road, where "The Callie" will end. Lunch will be served at RWT at 12:00 PM and at River Road. Spectators can enjoy beverages, and all the amenities that Rohr's Wilderness Tours has. We have a great hiking trail, horseshoe pits and get a came of volley ball going! At 3:00 PM the "Paddle for A Cure" racers will start. This race shouldn't be missed as the media personailties attempt to take off. This can be very entertaining! Once they all manage to get started then the excitment shifts to Rummels Road where we will see who wins but more importantly who makes the one and half mile race. After cooking many hours the magnificant pig, donated from Illinois, will be served at 5:00 PM. An exciting live auction and some music will follow dinner. Beverages will be served all afternoon and through the evening at reasonable prices. Don't miss the great deals and excitment the evening will bring!

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Sponsored by:

Become a 2017 Race Sponsor, be a part of "Paddle for a Cure" and help "Make a Difference"!

One person said it, another repeated and it just keeps going around -
"Don't come if you don't want to have fun!"

Anderson's Manitou Falls, 5 Star Distribution, Gateway Lodge, and Direct Envelope

A big Thank You to all of our sponsors! An enormous Thank You to all our volunteers - without you this event couldn't be what it is!

Need more information, please contact us! We'd love to have you be a part of this wonderful event.
No one needs to wish they could participate, we have a place for everyone.

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