Elkhart River Challenge

Kayak in Support of Lacasa, Inc.
Elkhart River Challenge 2022

The 2022 Elkhart River Challenge will be held on September 10!

THE Paddle Adventure of Elkhart County, Indiana - with Greater Purpose

On Oct. 2nd, 2021, Lacasa Inc. launched its first Elkhart River Challenge, Elkhart County’s first major kayak fundraiser event connecting Elkhart and Goshen in more than 20 years.

Lacasa’s Elkhart River Challenge 2022 will unite Goshen & Elkhart and activate the Elkhart River for the second year in a row. This year, competitors are divided into 4 divisions:

  • Men’s 50 and over
  • Women’s 50 and over
  • Men’s under 50
  • Women’s under 50

The winner of each division will receive a $500 cash prize! All other racers who complete the course will also be entered into a drawing for $500!

Elkhart River Challenge is a TIMED race from Pike St. Bridge in Goshen to Elkhart Ave Bridge in Elkhart.

  • $50 entry fee includes a t-shirt for competitive and non-competitive particpants


Elkhart River Challenge Kayak Rogers Park


Elkhart River Challenge Kayak

Video Recap

Here’s a short video recap of Lacasa Inc.’s inaugural Elkhart River Challenge – the kayak competition from Goshen to Elkhart, Indiana.

JOIN US at 8 a.m. at Rogers Park!

Together, we can make our communities stronger. Lacasa Inc. welcomes kayakers of all abilities to choose their route and difficulty level at the event. Join the float, where you and your friends can kayak from Rogers Park in Goshen to OxBow Park.  You can try to beat last year’s 2-hour sprint or 3-1/2 endurance time as you go to Island Park in Elkhart. 

Whether you’re kayaking or not, join us at the launch site, Rogers Park from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.


  • Participation or Competition (bring your own kayak) – $50 includes participation and a t-shirt

The competitive divisions start with a 7 a.m. registration at Rogers Park in Goshen. Competitors will launch and race to Island Park in Elkhart. There will be a cash prize for the endurance race winners and a cash prize raffle entry for all participants.

The easy floating kayakers will launch from Rogers following the competitors. 



Mile Endurance Route

Dollars of PRize Money

kayakers on water Elkhart River Challenge for Lacasa


Your sponsorship of this event helps Elkhart County. If you’re interested in sponsoring the Elkhart River Challenge, please input your email below.