THE FIRST RACE OF IT'S KIND
Go Rogue is a 3.5 mile run and 3.5 mile kayak on the Rogue River in Rockford, Michigan.
The race starts out at Rockford Foot Depot, just north of the town square in quaint Rockford. You will hop on the wooded White Pine Trail, which runs along the Rogue River, take a little jog over to tree-lined Summit to Rector, ending at Camp Rockford. The course is lush and green, with the river running along most of it. The best adventures start out on foot!
Your kayak will be numbered and waiting for you at Camp Rockford where we will exchange from running to paddle for the second leg of your trip.
We will have protein cookie and water bottle to keep you going on the second portion of the race. The kayaking is roughly 3 1/2 miles long, taking approximately 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace to complete.
Both novice and veteran racers will love their Go Rogue adventure.
The river is winding and picturesque and will be at it's peak of summer beauty.
The race ends in downtown Rockford where we will have a local restaurant boxed lunch waiting for you.
After lunch, join us for our raffle and post-race party, starting with your included Go Rogue beer token!
Mark your running calendar for our 2nd Annual Go Rogue Rockford Sunday, August 11th, 2019 and get ready for an unforgettable adventure race that will inspire your summer soul.
SHOULD I BRING OR RENT A KAYAK?
You are more than welcome to provide your own kayak.
If you choose to provide your own kayak, drop-off instructions will be provided closer to race day. Kayak drop-off will take place at Camp Rockford prior to race start on Sunday, August 11, 2019. You will be asked to rack your kayak at your vehicle before you attend our Garden Park Party, to keep our finish line clear for participants.
Kayak Rental is available - opt in when you register for Go Rogue for an additional $20.
If you choose kayak rental, your kayak will be labeled with your bib # and be ready for you at the exchange zone at Camp Rockford. You will not have to do anything prior to the race or after the race if you choose this option.
Our rental kayaks are provided by AAA Canoe, Rockford.
GO ROGUE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Brand new for 2019, Go Rogue will be launching it's newest proceeds program, the Go Rogue Camper Scholarship Fund. A portion of event proceeds will be placed in the fund to send kids to camp! We are excited to be able to give back in a way will allow our youth to grow, learn and fall in love with nature while trying new things, including kayaking, fishing, ropes courses and more!