Walnut2Walnut Challenge

Explore the natural environment surrounding Philadelphia at Independence Seaport Museum’s annual paddling and rowing event. The challenge course offers spectacular views of the city, while traveling fifteen miles between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The date has been chosen based on the tide, making the Walnut2Walnut Challenge suitable for all skill levels. Whether you are an experienced rower or looking for a new way to get in touch with Philadelphia’s waterways, this event is for you!

After the challenge, join us for a barbecue at Deck, where refreshments will be available for purchase. 

For the safety of all paddlers, it's strongly recommended that all human-powered boats suitable for the open waters of the Delaware River are used during this challenge. Kayak rentals are available through Hidden River Outfitters. The event is FREE but registration is required.

Walnut2Walnut Challenge

Where:    Independence Seaport Museum
When:     Saturday, September 17
                 7 a.m. Check-in
                 9 a.m. First Launch
                 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Barbecue        
Cost:        FREE with registration

Independence Seaport Museum reserves the right to cancel the race or keep individual boats from participating due to weather, vessel condition, participant skill level or type of vessel. If you are unsure as to whether your vessel is right for this challenge, contact phillychallenge@phillyseaport.org.

Photo by Cody Goddard, courtesy of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.