THE MAY 11 RACE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW WATER. The series will run through June 15.
The Vail Recreation District partners with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Bloch and Chapleau Vail Whitewater Race Series. The races will be divided between three categories, including kayak (under 9’6″), two-person raft and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) (under 11′) with different course challenges every week. The course challenge for each event will be determined the day prior based on river flows. Each week, the two-round format will consist of an individual time trial with results determining the seeding for the second round, head-to-head race. Thanks to Hyside we will have rafts on-site at each event for R2 teams to use. An after-party will also be hosted in Vail Village each week where product prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three categories and all participants and spectators over 21 will receive a free beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company.
Race day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Vail Whitewater Park at International Bridge and all races begin at 5.30 pm (Mandatory Safety talk and course instructions at 5:15 pm.
The first 4 races start at the Covered Bridge and end at International Bridge. Short-term gear drop is available at Checkpoint Charlie. Please park in the Vail Village parking structure.
The last race starts at Ford park and ends at International Bridge. There will be a shuttle form the finish back to Ford Park.