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RiverBots VIQC Signature Event; Monroe, MI

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Registration Deadline
10-Dec-2022 12:01 EST

A maximum of 75% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Michigan 75% 30 28

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General Info

Welcome to the first annual “RiverBots Signature Event”

                The War of 1812 also referenced as the “second war of independence” had several major battles across the nation.  A major theatre of the war was the Great Lakes region with a specific emphasis on the River Raisin in modern day Monroe MI. (Trivia note: River Raisin is the only river that legally has River as its first name). The River Raisin National Battlefield Park dedicated to the National Park Registry on October 22, 2010,   sits on the site of some of the largest battles of the war.

                This is the first time that a National Park has hosted a VRC and VIQC signature event. Currently we are working on some travel packages including the nearby Splash Universe Waterpark in Dundee MI.  (20-minute drive to event) Battlefield reenactors are planning to join us as judges and other event volunteers. The Visitor center of the battlefield will have displays, showing life in the Midwest before robots. Additionally there are many hotels nearby including Quality Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and Econo Lodge Inn and Suites. Specific pricing regarding hotels and waterpark are still being determined. Check robotevents as details become available and announced.

Have a VEXellent day

Jeff Demaray

3547 Virus VEX Robotics

Mentor, Event organizer

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All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event Partners should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 16-Dec-2022

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

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8:00 a.m. Early Bird Check-in
9:00 a.m. Check-in
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:30 a.m. Qualifications
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Qualifications resume
4:00 p.m. Qualifications end
4:30 p.m. Eliminations/awards
5:30 p.m. Good bye/ until next year


Subject to change


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Refund Policy

Refunds will be granted in event of a cancellation due to Covid-19 or inclement weather.

Refunds will be granted on a case by case basis after this.

Health and Safety Policies

Detailed policies regarding Covid-19 will be announced as the date nears. They tend to change by the millisecond. 

Date: 16-Dec-2022
River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center
333 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
United States

Travel Info

U.S.-75, exit westbound at exit 15 Dixie Highway. River Raisin Battlefield visitor center is ~ 2 miles.


Livestreaming is planned for the vexvirus3547 youtube channel. 

Judging Format


  •  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.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

All reasonable efforts will be made to inform teams of any cancellations due to inclement weather. Refunds will be given in event of cancellation.

Please contact me if weather is a concern and please monitor the event status on Robot Cancellations will be posted there.











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