River Run

48th Annual Pewaukee Kiwanis RiverRun

The Pewaukee Kiwanis Club thanks everyone that made the 2021 RiverRun a success! Our sponsors, volunteers, community, and all the racers that participated.

For the past 48 years, hundreds of Pewaukee’s families and friends have paddled the Pewaukee River and enjoyed both the beauty and excitement the river has to offer. This year, we ask those of you who have enjoyed the RiverRun to share your experience with others and encourage them to Paddle Pewaukee with you.

The Pewaukee Kiwanis RiverRun is a community event that encourages friends and families to float the Pewaukee River.  The Kiwanis Club matches all of the proceeds from the event to assist the Pewaukee Food Pantry in their mission to help struggling families keep food on their tables.

The RiverRun starts in Pewaukee and ends at Frame Park in Waukesha. The seven-mile course has flat water in the upper stretches with twisting, rough, fast water at the lower end. Make sure to wear your personal flotation devices and dress appropriately for the weather and the possibility of getting swamped. Participants with children are encouraged to use caution and rely on your own judgement in the rough sections. Spotters will be present at the trickiest locations to assist if you tip over but will not actively prevent capsizing.

Get those canoes and kayaks ready and challenge your family, friends, and neighbors to a race!

A shuttle bus will be available to transport you between Frame Park and the starting location.
The bus should make it easier for you to collect your gear if you don’t have vehicles at both ends.
Rides will run every half hour from 7:45 AM until 1:00 PM.


If you need to rent a canoe, please make your reservations with Tip A Canoe prior to the event.

Canoe and kayak rentals are available through Tip A Canoe livery service.

Interested in Sponsoring this Event? Please fill out the form below.