walnut 2 walnut river challenge
Walnut 2 Walnut River Challenge
Are You up for the Walnut2Walnut River Challenge? Join us on Saturday, October 1!
The excursion begins at Schuylkill Banks and ends at Independence Seaport Museum's boat basin.
ALERT: Due to the remnants of Hurricane Ian, the Walnut2Walnut River Challenge has been canceled.
WALNUT2WALNUT CHALLENGE PARTICULARS:
Saturday, October 1
At this time, ISM has a limited quantity of kayaks that can be rented for use in the challenge. They are first-come, first-serve, and can be added on to your registration while checking out. The fee to rent the kayak is $125.
Walnut2Walnut Challenge FAQs
Participants will unload boats at South 25th and Spruce streets. The excursion begins at Schuylkill Banks, just a short walk away. The race ends at Independence Seaport Museum’s boat basin.
You don’t have to be an expert, but you should have some experience paddling your vessel. The date and time have been chosen so that paddlers can ride the incoming tide up the Delaware, making the Challenge easier on paddlers. Participants should be able to paddle their boat for as long as the average course time – five (5) hours – but many take breaks for lunch and to enjoy the sights.
The Challenge offers spectacular views of the city’s river banks, bridges, piers, retired naval and commercial ships, historic masted ships and high-rise buildings while paddling 15 miles – down the Schuylkill River and up the Delaware River – from the west end of Walnut Street to the east end.
Safety first! All participants are required to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and whistle.
visit the seaport museum
Immerse yourself in award-winning and interactive exhibits and climb aboard the oldest floating steel warship in the world on Cruiser Olympia and submerge yourself aboard the World War II-era Submarine Becuna.