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Town of Minturn Downriver Dash Whitewater Race

A logo for the Minturn Downriver Dash Whitewater Race, featuring paddles and mountains.

2023 Results | 2024 Results


Kayak | 2 Person Raft

Date, Location & Time 

Friday, May 31st, 2024 | 5 p.m. | Town of Minturn

 PreregistrationRace Day RegistrationRace Times
Kayak$17$245 P.M.
2-Person Raft*Price is for the team$24$365 P.M.
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Cost includes shuttle, raffle prizes and beer at post-race party.
*Please note, thanks to we have rafts for participant use in 2024. Raft registration will be limited to 24 boats.

Race Info 

Join the Vail Recreation District and the Town of Minturn for the 4th Annual Town of Minturn Downriver Dash! The races will be divided between two categories, including kayak (under 9'6") & 2-person raft* (10'6" or smaller) teams. 

The race starts at the Boneyard Open Space, South of Minturn, and finishes at the Minturn Saloon, in central Minturn. Racers should park at the finish in the Town of Minturn municipal lot adjacent to the Turntable. The VRD will provide shuttles to the start for racers and gear.
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 3:30pm at the Ford Park Parking Lot, there is a mandatory safety talk & course instructions at 5:15pm at the Boneyard Open Space Start Area, and all races begin at 5:30pm with 1 minute intervals.

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

A Huge Thanks To All Of Our Amazing Sponsors For The 2024 Town Of Minturn Downriver Dash!

Town of MinturnAlpine Quest SportsNew Belgium Brewing/Mountain Time LagerAlpine KayakHyside InflatablesMinturn SaloonMagustos Pizza & Burger Pub
The Minturn Down River Dash is presented in partnership with the Eagle Valley Land Trust and the Eagle River Coalition.

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