Vail Whitewater Series
Tuesdays | May 9 - June 6, 2023 | 5 p.m. | Vail Village
|Series Registration||Single Race Preregistration||Race Day Registration||Race Times|
|Kayak & SUP||$70||$17||
|2-Person Raft*Price is for the team||$96||$24||$34||5 P.M.|
*Please note, thanks to we have rafts for participant use in 2023. Raft registration will be limited to 24 boats.
|May 9||Whitewater Race #1||Altitude Bar & Grill (Evergreen Lodge)||Vail|
|May 16||Whitewater Race #2||Altitude Bar & Grill (Evergreen Lodge)||Vail|
|May 23||Whitewater Race #3||El Segundo||Vail|
|May 30||Whitewater Race #4||Pazzo's Pizzeria||Vail|
|June 6||Whitewater Race #5||Gravity Haus||Vail|
|June 13 (Minturn race)||Downriver Dash||Magusto's||Minturn|
The Vail Recreation District partners with the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Town of Vail and Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories, including kayak (under 9'6"), stand-up paddleboard (SUP) (under 11') and 2-person raft* (under 10') teams with different course challenges every week. The course challenge for each event will be determined the day of the race based on river flows.
Preregistration is highly recommended. Day-of registration will only be accepted on a space-available basis. Race day bib pickup and registration begins at 4 p.m. at the Vail Whitewater Park at International Bridge and all races begin at 5:20 p.m. (mandatory safety talk and course instructions at 5:10 pm).
Most races start at the Covered Bridge and end at International Bridge. The last race on June 7 will start at the Amphitheatre Bridge in Ford Park. Short-term gear drop is available at Checkpoint Charlie. Please park in the Vail Village parking structure.
Who can participate?
Everyone! The Vail Whitewater Race Series is open to all paddlers ages 16 and up and intermediate to expert abilities. The skills to run class III whitewater in your chosen craft are required. This is a fun way to track your individual performance, progress throughout the series and compete against others. All competitors are entering at their own risk.
Click HERE for information on the Minturn Downriver Dash on Tuesday, June 13.
Thanks to our partners that make the 2023 Vail Whitewater Race Series possible!
A huge thanks to our partners: Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Town of Vail, Bloch and Chapleau Attorneys at Law, Alpine Quest Sports, Altitude Club, Hala, Howard Head Sports Medicine, New Belgium Brewing, Sweet Protection, Optic Nerve, Kokatat, Hyside, YETI