Elk River Challenge brings Sound Rowers to Grays Harbor

Elk River Challenge

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Start : July 27, 2013 11:00 AM 
Level: 2 
Distance: 3/7mi 
Meeting: 10:15 AM 
Director : Vern/Janet Heikkila 
Phone: 360.268.9712

Getting to the Start

From Aberdeen, follow the Westport Hwy (105) to the Bay City bridge (about 15 miles). Take the first right and follow the road to the shore.

Get directions via Google Maps


Race Registration

If you would like to fill out your entry form ahead of the race (especially if you are under 18 years of age and need parental permission) you can get a copy here: Entry/Release Form (PDF).

Race Course

From the Elk River Bridge into the estuary, and return. Start and finish at Brady’s Oyster Co. at the west end of the Elk River Bridge.

Course Record

Becasue of frequent course changes over the years, there is no course record to compare year to year.

Entry Fees

Members of Sound Rowers: FREE! 
Nonmembers: $10 per person.


Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.

Camping and Lodging

For lodging information call: Westport Grayland Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-345-6223. 
Free camping at the Heikkila’s.

More water fun!

Special this year.  If you need another excuse to visit Westport, you can make a full weekend of paddling/rowing fun!  Race on Saturday, then stick around for a non-competitive row or paddle from Westport (Brady’s Oysters) to Ocean Shores and back; approximately 12 miles. This will be a non-sponsored crossing for experienced participants only. Start around 8:30 a.m. Bring your own munchies for a quick lunch or snack before heading back to Westport. No fee. Just enjoy the camaraderie of the crossing.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.