Rowing crews from across the Chicago area competed for the title of "toughest crew on the river".

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Rumble on the River

The question is - are you tough enough?

Established in 2012, the Tough Cup pits the best crews in the Chicagoland area against one another to claim the title of toughest crew team on the river!

Racing in eights, coxed fours, and quads – this 4.4k head race takes participants from Kedzie Ave Bridge to Ashland Ave (and through 5 historic bridges).

The rare boat-level view of the industrial part of the city is an eye opening experience for the rowers and a great opportunity to race in state.

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Race Course

An Eye-Opening Experience

The 4.4 kilometers head race takes participants from Kedzie Ave Bridge to Ashland Ave (and through 5 historic bridges).

 

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Historical Results

2012

1st-St. Ignatius; 2nd-CTC; 3rd-Crystal Lake

2013

1st-CRF; 2nd-New Trier; 3rd-CTC; 4th-Alliance; 5th-St. Ignatius; 6th-Crystal Lake

2014

1st-New Trier; 2nd-CTC; 3rd-St. Charles; 4th-St. Ignatius; 5th-North Suburban; 6th-Alliance; 7th-Chrystal Lake

2015 Results

In The Media

  • Bridgeport "Tough Cup" +

  • Chicago Training CenterCTC +

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  • At River's Edge +

  • Rowing Toward Hope +

  • Positive Way Out +

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The Tough Cup is now one of the country's longest races!

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