Race to the Grill 

Date: Monday, May 29th

Race Start Time: 11:00a @ Wilderness Aware Rafting

Meet Time: Registration opens @ 10:00a @ River Runners Bar and Grill

Description:  The River Runners’ “Race to the Grill” is a super fun, downriver sprint through the infamous Milk Run (family float section) of the Arkansas River. The race is open to any craft- Kayak, Ducky or SUP.  The race is a one at a time time-trial release down this Class 2+ section of whitewater, beginning at Wilderness Aware and ending at River Runners Grill for an early afternoon of relaxation on the sandy beaches of the Arkansas River. Cold beverages and hot tacos and prizes will be waiting for you at the River Runners Riverside Grill, just across the the river from the Fisherman’s Bridge boat ramp. 

Come out and celebrate the finale of another kick off to the river season!!

 Jr. racers may need to be accompanied by an adult.

Experience and comfort in self rescue and navigation of Class 2 + whitewater and the gear to accompany is necessary for this event.

***Drop off boats at Wilderness Aware prior to registration at River Runners, boats and gear should be placed out of the way of vehicular traffic at the top of the boat ramp.

Proceeds of this event go to developing the Pocket Wave 2.0 - https://www.gofundme.com/f/pocket-wave-2-buena-vista-colorado-whitewater

Cost: $15

***Each registrant will receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win a $1000 dollar gift card for CKS River Supply!

Contact: [email protected] 

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