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The RiverBots III VEX V5 Robotics Competition Signature Event

Middle School

15-Dec-2024 - 16-Dec-2024 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
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Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
25-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
8-Sep-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
12-Dec-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
12-Dec-2024 19:00 EST

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Michigan 50% 32 32
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

Allgemeine information

Good Day Teams,

It is a good day because you have elected to attend and compete at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. The RiverBots III V5RC High Stakes Signature Event is the only Signature Event in MI and the only one at a National Park. The River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves the site of the Battle of Frenchtown as the only national battlefield marking a site of the War of 1812. You can also join the Junior Ranger program joining Major Muskrats Militia. The event scheduled to take place Dec 15 and 16, 2024.  Two days of teams competing for both judged and tournament awards.

The Event Organizing Committee and the River Raisin National Battlefield Park are eager to see you and your robots for competition in the "2024-2025 High Stakes". We expect intense competition with well-designed robots. This game looks to be a lot of fun!

Have a VEXellent day

Jeff Demaray & Mike Mohn

3547 Virus VEX Robotics

Mentors, Event organizers

E mail [email protected]   [email protected]

Klassenstufe: Middle School

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 15-Dec-2024 - 16-Dec-2024

River Raisin National Battlefield Park
333 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
United States


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RiverBots V5RC Signature Event Day 1
7:00 a.m. Early Bird Check-in
7:30 a.m. Inspection Check-In
8:30 a.m. Judges Meeting
9:30 a.m.  Driver's meeting
9:45 a.m Opening Ceremonies
10:00 a.m. Qualifiers/Skills Begin
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Qualifiers Resume
6:00 p.m. Qualifiers end
7:00 p.m.  Venue closes
RiverBots VRC Signature Event Day 2
8:30 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. Judges continues
9:30 a.m. Qualifications
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Elimination Picks
2:30 p.m. Championship bracket
5:00 p.m. Awards
6:00 p.m. Good bye/ until next year


Schedule subject to change:  finalized schedule will be provided on the day of the event

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Events of this magnitude take many hands to assure success. A signup genius will be used for volunteers. Links for the volunteer sign up will be posted here and sent out with team notes. Prior to the links being poasted reach out to the primary event contact [email protected] and the secondary contact [email protected] for volunteering roles.

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

Inclement weather in MI during December is always a possibility. Changes in schedule or cancellation will be communicated via and by using registered team emails of registered coaches. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refund of $245.00 will be given only in case of event cancellation by the Event Partner.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

No refunds will be given.


Health and Safety Policies

All emergency  declarations at local, state and national levels have expired. There are no limitations or guidelines being adhered to for event attendance.

Date: 15-Dec-2024 - 16-Dec-2024
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
333 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
United States


From I-75 take exit 15 Dixie Highway, proceed west ~2 mi. River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center on right..


You Tube Channel: vexvirus3547

Judging Format

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.


Some Nearby Hotels:

Hampton Inn

1565 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

TownePlace Suites Monroe

1440 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

Holiday Inn Express

1687 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162


Teams that do not pay by the payment deadline will be moved to the waitlist.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering