VRD Downriver Dash Whitewater Race

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Event Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2024 - 5:00pm

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.

More information can be found HERE.  

For questions, please call 970-479-2280 or email sports@vailrec.com.