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Vail Whitewater Race Series

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Kayak or Sup | 2-Person Raft | Registration Form 

Date, Location & Time

Tuesdays | May 14 - June 11, 2024 | 5 p.m. | Vail Village

Race Info 
Series RulesSeries Point Information

The Vail Recreation District partners with the Town of VailEagle River Water & Sanitation District 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

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 Series RegistrationSingle Race PreregistrationRace Day RegistrationRace Times
Kayak or SUP$70$17$245 P.M.
2-Person Raft *Price is for the team$100$24$365 P.M.
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*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 7WW Race #1 - Rescheduled to June 11: <a href="">Raft</a>|<a href="">SUP or Kayak</a>Altitude Bar & GrillVailFB | Dropbox
May 14WW Race #1:<a href="">Raft</a>|<a href="">SUP or Kayak</a>El Segundo VailVailFB | Dropbox
May 21WW Race #2: <a href="">Raft</a>|<a href="">SUP or Kayak</a>El Segundo VailVailFB | Dropbox
May 28WW Race #3: <a href="">Raft</a>|<a href="">SUP or Kayak</a>Pazzo's PizzeriaVailFB | Dropbox
June 4WW Race #4:<a href="">Raft</a>|<a href="">SUP or Kayak</a>Altitude Bar & GrillVailFB | Dropbox
June 11WW Race #5: <a href="">Raft</a>|<a href="">SUP or Kayak</a>Gravity Haus VailVailFB | Dropbox

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 sponsors Eagle River Water & Sanitation DistrictTown of Vail, and Alpine Quest Sports. Thank you to our partners at Bloch and Chapleau Attorneys at LawImmersion ResearchAltitude ClubHalaHoward Head Sports MedicineMountain Time LagerSweet ProtectionOptic NerveKokatat, HysideYETI

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