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June 22 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

This is a 14-mile and 8-mile one-day canoe and kayak race on the historic Headwaters of the Wisconsin River. Paddling in “The Callie” as it’s known gets you on the most spectacular section of the Headwaters, something not to be missed. The Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe Race consists of three different races. “The Callie”, has thirteen different race classes and 14 mile and 8 mile races. Check the race form for classes and prices. Racers race fourteen miles or eight 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”, those who don’t want to race but want to participate – here’s your spot. Also 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 challenge 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 encouraged. 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 served 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 personalities attempt to take off. This can be very entertaining! Once they all manage to get started then the excitement 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 magnificent 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 excitement the evening will bring!

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June 22
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Rohr’s Wilderness Tours
5230 Razorback Rd
Conover, WI 54519
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