Accessibility Challenge Cup

In 2017, the Accessibility Challenge Cup was introduced to provide an opportunity for those with a disability, their caregivers and supporters to experience an amazing day on the water, working together to cross the finish line. A chance to try a new sport and experience a festival filled with live music, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, and culinary treats, children’s area, and non-stop racing.

The Accessibility Challenge Cup races show us the very best of what sport has to offer – hard work, determination, teamwork, and sportsmanship.


Past Participants include:

Capital City Condors
National Capital Visually Impaired Sports Association Dragon Eyes



Concerts and additional programming are funded through the generous support of artistic grants and sponsors.


The festival provides hydration stations, which allow people to re-fill personal water bottles.