October 3, 2019

Dear Scullers, Team Representatives and Coaches:

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


Click on the Yellow Racing Sheet Button at www.occoquanchallenge.com


3:00pm on Saturday, Race Course Officially Opens(dependent on weather)

6:30pm- 7:00pm on Saturday, Park Close(Early Trailer Drop-off) 

7:30am on Sunday, Park Opens

9:00 am on Sunday, Pack pick-up and Registration Opens 

Approx. -> 9:00-10:00am am on Sunday, Fr...

October 1, 2019

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

See Racing Sheet at Top of this Page


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 logistics? Email us help@occoquanchallenge.com!

August 10, 2019

We are so excited to hit our 20th YEAR! Holy Cow...  Expect a great Challenge this year. Have questions or issues please contact us!

October 21, 2018

Looking to attend the Challenge in 2019? We want you..  Mark your calendars!

October 8, 2018

Our Photographer is offering up some great shots at...


Take them!

October 5, 2018

Wanna get the most current copy of the racing sheet? Look here!

or here -> http://newrower.com/2018challenge.pdf

August 25, 2018

Hello, 2017 Registrants! 

We want you! This year's event will be held on October 7, 2018. To learn more about the event visit us at www.occoquanchallenge.com

The Challenge Event Staff!

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!

September 18, 2017

We are adding an additional buoy to the end of the "Challenge" Turn to encourage crews to row a full turn without checking and cutting the turn.

What does this mean to you? Because we are adding about 40-50 meters or so to the course we are going to wipe all previous course records and start anew this year. This means if you attend and WIN your event category, you will receive a free entry to the Challenge until that record is broken!


Thank you,


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​Find us:    help@occoquanchallenge.com

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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