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2022 - 1st Annual Mel's River Run


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2022 1st Annual Mel's River Run

Saturday, May 28th, 9:00 AM CDT

In Person

Add to Calendar 2022-05-28 09:00:00 America/Chicago 2022 1st Annual Mel's River Run Waubedonia Park<br> W1155 Fredonia Ave, Fredonia, WI 53021, USA


Please join Mel's Charities in their 1st Annual River Run!

What:    This is an UNTIMED, family-friendly river run. Bring your own canoe or kayak. This is not a race, we just want everyone to enjoy their time on the Milwaukee River. When you reach Veteran's park in Grafton, Mel's will be waiting for you with  beverages, and food to enjoy!

When: Saturday, May 28

  • Registration/loading begins at 7:30am - Paddles in the water at 9am  - Waubedonia Park-Fredonia
  • Ends at Veterans Park-Grafton
  • This run is approximately 13.25 miles of scenic landscape. Click River Run Route to see the route.

***Plan ahead - bring plenty of water.  This run can take up to 3-4 hours to complete***

Online Registration (preferred):

  • $20 per person in advance thru this site

To avoid congestion at the event, we will be offering (3) separate packet pick-up dates prior to the event.

Pick-up info is as follows:

  • Location: Mel's World Head Quarters -  W61 N297 Washington Ave, Cedarburg
  • Dates/times: 
    • Sunday, May 22 from 12-3pm
    • Monday, May 23 from 5-7pm
    • Thursday, May 26 from 3-5pm
  • Packets will include:
    • Mel's River Run T-shirt (only included with early registration - if ordered prior to 5/11)
    • Breakfast Voucher
    • Entry Wristband
    • Waiver

Day of Registration

  • $40 per person

**Does not include T-Shirt or Breakfast**

Since this event is taking place on Memorial Day weekend - we will be having (2) 'Patriotic' contests 

  • Best Dressed Individual
  • Best Decorated Canoe/Kayak

We will have a team that will be judging PRIOR to the start of the run.  Winners will be announced at the end of the run.

 So Bring your creativity!


Canoe/kayak enthusiasts and the community approached Mel’s Charities to bring back this event that was so popular back in the day.  This new event for Mel's fits perfectly into what we like to call our 

"Great Times for Great Causes!"

2022 is the start of what we hope will become a tradition every Memorial Day weekend, Mel’s River Run!



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