Welcome to The DamYak Challenge

About Us

Challenge Mission Statement

To provide a fun iteractive event promoting the natural beauty of the McHenry River Walk, Downtown Business District, McHenry Chamber's Fiesta Days, Miller Pointe and the Fox River while incorporating healthy lifestyle choices through an activity everyone can enjoy; KAYAKING!

The Challenge

Welcome to the DamYak Challenge. Join us for a fun morning on the water. This 4.8-mile kayak event will be held July 20th, 2019 in the heart of downtown McHenry and hosted by MC5 of the McHenry Chamber of Commerce. The event is from 8 AM to 10 AM. Registration begins at 7 AM. Online registration will begin June 1st, 2019.

DamYak Challenge 2019

The goal of this challenge is to provide a fun event that will raise awareness and funds for the McHenry County Foundation. The McHenry County Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created to "build a better world in McHenry County" and is a trusted leader, sponsor and participant in creating a positive difference in th area. All proceeds from this event will benefit the McHenry County Foundation.

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Course map (jpg)




DamYak 2018 Release (pdf)