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Contact the Sports Department

700 S Frontage Rd. E, Vail, CO

Phone: 970-479-2280

Fax: 970-479-2281

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The Vail Recreation District Sports Department is located in the Vail Tennis Center on the second floor. From I-70, take the Vail exit and head east on South Frontage Road.

Eagle River Water & Sanitation Vail Whitewater Race Series

Register!
Kayak or SUP | 2 Person Raft 


Date, Location & Time

Tuesdays | May 7 - June 4, 2024 | 5 p.m. | Vail Village


Cost

  Series Registration Single Race Preregistration Race Day Registration Race Times
Kayak or SUP $70 $17

$24

5 P.M.

2-Person Raft
*Price is for the team
$100 $24 $36 5 P.M.

 *Please note, thanks to  we have rafts for participant use in 2024. Raft registration will be limited to 24 boats.

Race Schedule | Afterparty Location

Date: Race & Registration: Afterparty Location: Race Location: Photos:
May 7 WW Race #1: Raft | SUP or Kayak TBD Vail FB | Dropbox
May 14 WW Race #2: Raft | SUP or Kayak TBD Vail FB | Dropbox
May 21 WW Race #3: Raft | SUP or Kayak TBD Vail FB | Dropbox
May 28 WW Race #4: Raft | SUP or Kayak TBD Vail FB | Dropbox
June 4 WW Race #5: Raft | SUP or Kayak TBD Vail FB | Dropbox
Late May/ Early June* Minturn Downriver Dash TBD Minturn FB | Dropbox
*Date, location and time are subject to change

Race Info
Series Rules | Series Point Information

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* (10'6" or smaller) 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, online registration ends at 10:00 am on race day. Day-of registration will only be accepted on a space-available basis. Race day bib pickup and registration begins at 4:00 pm at the Vail Whitewater Park at International Bridge, there is a mandatory safety talk & course instructions at 5:20pm at the Covered Bridge Start Area, and all races begin at 5:30 pm.

Most races start at the Covered Bridge and end at International Bridge. The last race on June 4 will start at the Amphitheatre Bridge in Ford Park. Short-term gear drop is available at Checkpoint Charlie. Long-term parking is available in the Vail Village parking structure.

Who can participate?

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.

For more information, call 970-479-2280 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Click HERE for information on the Minturn Downriver Dash (Date TBD). 



A huge thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for the 2024 Vail Whitewater Series!

 
The VRD's Whitewater Race Series is yours thanks to our title sponsor Eagle River Water & Sanitation District. Thank you to our partners at Town of Vail, Bloch and Chapleau Attorneys at LawAlpine Quest SportsAltitude ClubHalaHoward Head Sports MedicineMountain Time LagerSweet ProtectionOptic NerveKokatat, HysideYETI



                                                          


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