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*Due to Hurricane Florence, and the City of Fredericksburg declaring a state of emergency - this weekend's GRWCR has been cancelled. Please mark your calendars for June 1, 2019.


The Scout Challenge is a tandem canoe race that occurs on the first Saturday in June each year in conjunction with the Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race (GRWCR).


  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Sea Scouts
  • Venture Crews
Race Course:
  • Rappahannock River
  • From Old Mill Park to City Dock
  • Approximately 1.8 river miles of moving water


  • All races are in tandem canoes:
    • Men
    • Women
    • Mixed (1 male / 1 female) 


  • Tandem canoes are provided courtesy of the Virginia Outdoor Center
  • Scouts must register and pay online or on-site
  • Waivers must be signed
  • If an individual is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign a Minor Waiver
  •  If the river level is 4.1 feet or higher on the USGS Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg gauge, the Scout Challenge will be cancelled.


  • Online registration will open in late April of 2019
  • Online registration is open until May 29th (online)
  • On site registration: any time before 2pm on June 1st

2019 Information:

  • Cost: $10
  • Practice Date: Thursday, May 29, 2019 - 5:30pm at Old Mill Park
  • Race Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Location: Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg, VA
  • On-site Registration: before 2pm
  • Racer meeting: 2:00pm
  • Race Starts: 2:30pm
  • 2018 Flyer (PDF)
Additional information, including maps, registration and waivers can be found at:

For additional questions pertaining to the Scout Challenge, please contact volunteer Race Director Mike Robinson.
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