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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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August 31, 2017

Have you ever wanted to know where the Challenge Dollars we collect goes? 

Largest areas of funding..

40% General operations(insurance, materials, medals, support gear, employees, rental equipment)

15% to NOVA parks(2004-present)

10-15%  Donations(see below)

15% Free or disconnect entries to clubs and schools

15% In the bank! ;)

Past Donations:

  • Capital Rowing Club - 1200 for rowing educational aide

  • NOVA parks - 1500 for paving of Sandy Run lots 

  • NOVA parks - 1250 for water fountain fo...

August 15, 2017



Single scullers who refer other single scullers will receive a free entry. The referred sculler cannot have raced the Challenge in the past two years. Novices and Juniors excluded.

A team who refers another team will both receive free entries. To qualify, the referred team cannot have raced at the Challenge in the past two years, and both teams must also enter in at least six sweep events a piece. 

How does one go about getting these free entries? 

1. During registration, you will be asked...

August 13, 2017

Want to thank all participated in the race survey! See results and comments below...

Survey questions

And... All your survey comments... minus names. About 30% of participants left comments. 

(We will be making sure most if not all of your recommendations are put into our playbook. Count on seeing more on that shortly).

Keep doing you!

Tighten the start to 10 seconds

All good on our end, fun event. 

This is my favorite head race, but it's also a weekend when that people seem to schedule weddings, reuni...

August 13, 2017

We want to be the best run small regatta in the country..  Here's our commitment to you..

That we maintain our web site. That the information be clear. That we respond to your calls and emails quickly. So many regattas fail on this front..

That our volunteers are friendly and have years of event experience! Our goal is ATHLETES first - we take this seriously and its not just lip service. If you ever see this not to be the case please come see me personally. 

That we deliver our racing schedule quic...

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