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The Challenge is unlike any other head race currently held in the United States. Not a stake race, or a stop-and-go course, this race allows competitors to race flat out on a fully buoyed course with several challenging turns. Both the start and finish are at the same location! 


  • We focus on the Athlete

  • We maintain our web site & social media presence.

  • We respond to your calls and emails quickly. 

  • We deliver a good racing schedule one week out. 

  • Some of the best water in the country. We put a fully buoyed race course on it. No short cuts. 

  • Schedule that allows to easily race several times.  

  • Real-time race results. No waiting.. 

  • We have trophies! And real custom medals! 

  • We sell great Challenge shirts designs. 

  • We bring great food trucks down to the water. 

  • Event race announcing, videos and photos of your performance

  • Full returns should we cancel the event(minus costs to park, insurance and credit card company).

  • FREE Entries for special groups!

  • Our Volunteers are friendly and have years of event experience! 

October 3, 2019

Dear Scullers, Team Representatives and Coaches:

More Updates on the Event! Have questions, please email us at help@occoquanchalle...

October 1, 2019

Midnight, Last Night the racing registration was closed. We are now only accepting WAITLIST entries. 

See Racing Sheet at Top of t...

September 29, 2019

At the Challenge, we encourage you to put up your tents at the bottom of the hill right next to the finish! Need help with logist...

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​Find us:

Occoquan Challenge is held at: Sandy Run Regional Park​  10450 Van Thompson Rd. Fairfax Station, VA 22039

This event happens because of the support from NOVA Parks, VASRA, USRowing, Several Local High Schools, GMU and Great Volunteers. 

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