ANIMAS RIVER DAYS - JUNE 3-6, 2021
SANTA RITA PARK, DURANGO, CO
Proud host of the National Freestyle Kayaking Championships
Online Registrations is STONRGLY encouraged
Food served by Mountain Stir Fry, Animas Chocolate & Coffee, and Singletrack Cafe
Vendors, Gear Demos, Kids Activities All Day!
No dogs allowed inside Ska Beer Garden. Please watch with your fury friends from the dog park on river right.
Thursday, June 3rd
Reel Paddling Film Festival - Virtual event, link coming soon!
Friday, June 4th
11:00 AM -2:00 PM Athlete Registration Opens
Online registration is highly encouraged or you can register in person at the Event Pavilion in Santa Rita Park.
Freestyle Kayaking National Championship Prelims
Start time TBD
SUP/Surf Pro Prelims
Start time TBD
Saturday, June 5th
7:45 AM Athlete Registration Opens
Online registrants pick up bibs at the Event Pavilion.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Canoe and Kayak Slalom Races
Gate setting at 7:00 AM.
Meet at Event Pavilion at 7:45 AM for athlete meeting.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Downriver SUP Race
Pro Men/Women, Expert Men/Women, Juniors
Athlete meeting at 9:45 AM at Event Pavilion.
10:30 - 11:15 AM Junior Freestyle Kayak
Athlete meeting 10:15 AM at Event Pavilion.
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ska Beer Garden Opens
Serving Ska Beer and Vodka Lemonades
IDs checked at gate; please do not bring outside alcohol into the beer garden/Santa Rita Park.
Food served all day starting at 8 am to 7:30 pm.
Saturday, June 5th, Continued
11:30 AM -12:30 PM Raft Slalom
Gate setting at 10:30 am, athlete meeting at 11:15 am.
*Rafts must be inflated and ready to race by 11:15. Racers must carry rafts through the play park, no cars or trailers will be allowed to enter.
12:30 - 2:30 PM Boatercross Rounds 1 & 2
Athlete Meeting at Top of Play Park Boat Ramp
*Heats determined by registration; seating announced at athlete meeting.
Boatercross breaks, 2:30-3:30 pm, for Surf Comp
2:30-3:30 PM Surf Finals
Athlete meeting at 2:15 pm.
3:30-4:00 PM Boatercross Finals
Sponsored by The Greenery
4:00-5:00 PM SUP Finals
Meet at 3:45 PM, Badfish Tent at Ponderosa Wave
5:00 PM Inflatable Rodeo
Meet at Event Pavilion at 4:45 pm.
*Bring your POOL TOY, ducky or raft to compete.
5:00-7:00 PM River Parade Viewing Party at Santa Rita Park
Come dressed in any costume that celebrates "bringing our community back together."
*Parking is extremely limited; parking lots will be full long before the parade. Free shuttle (Durango Transit) provided by Ride Responsible. No dogs allowed inside beer garden. Ska Beer Garden will be open!
Late Night Party at El Rancho Tavern
975 Main Avenue, Durango, CO
Featuring Posh Josh and a booty shaking dance party!
No cover, drink specials!
***Awards immediately follow the conclusion of the event at the award's podium (located near the DJ booth)***
National Freestyle Kayaking National Championship - Finals
Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors
A special thank you also goes to: Mountain Septic, Hala Gear, Chums, Sol Paddle Boards, Astral Designs, Freefly, Watershed, Werner, Sweet, Pyranha, Jackson Kayak, xRock Radio, San Juan Mountains Association, and KDUR!