ABOUT THE USRA

The USRA is the governing body for whitewater raft racing in the United States. The USRA works with the International Rafting Federation and other national governing bodies throughout the world to make sure the United States is represented in international competition. The USRA also strives to promote the sport of raft racing in the United States from a local level to a national level. Teams selected through the National Championship Series represent the United States in international competition. The USRA continually strives to grow the sport within the USA and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

WHAT'S NEW

The USRA is accepting applications for the U19 Mens and U23 Womens and Mens R4 teams going to the next World Championships in China 2022. Teams must be ready to train, be prepared to travel internationally, be competent boaters with the capacity to compete in Class 3 rivers. Letters of interest accepted at usaraftassociation@gmail.com between August 12th and September 15th. After gauging interest there is a potential race to be held late fall 2021. Please include names, ages, paragraph of interest, and video clip in your email application! ... See MoreSee Less
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At this time it looks like we will be having sunny weather and peak (but safe) flows on May 15th!! All are invited to celebrate and cheer on our river athletes both on the river and at the after party to be at The Springs Resort & Spa!Kip's Grill and Cantina Terry's Colorado Home Supply/Ace Hardware The Springs Resort & Spa Pagosa Springs, Colorado Jim Smith Realty Immersion Research Sawyer Paddles and Oars VOORMI Pagosa Outside Pagosa Rafting Outfitters, Inc. Pagosa Springs High School Wrestling The Break Room ... See MoreSee Less
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Low water got you down? Well, at least now it'll still get you downriver. After today's work at the Salida Lowhead Dam, the Boat Chute will be more passable at low levels, resulting in less of a literal and figurative drag. ... See MoreSee Less
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As 2020 comes to an end, we are all in the same boat- figuratively speaking of course. We are all giving it our best to keep the black side down and stay afloat! .The USRA BOD has been meeting regularly. We have been just like you all, wondering when we can safely all be together and have a successful event that all athletes can prepare for. We are looking forward to 2021 and plan to have a national competition as well as announce local and regional races that may happen. At this time, we are looking at late summer/early fall for Nationals. Location: TBD #whitewaterracing #racing #rivers #usra #whitewater ... See MoreSee Less
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Remember that time when the WRC was in the US? Remember that time that the @animasamazons went to China? Or, that time the US open men placed 3rd overall? What’s your favorite memory? What’s your goals for the future? We’ve been working on gathering some history of raft racing as well as be sure we are able to represent a variety of teams that exist currently. Check out these impressive shots from the world and in the US. Share your best stories and photos on our FB page or tag us so we can share them! ...#raftracing #raftersareawesome #storytime #rememberwhen #beforeinstagram #bigwater #racing ... See MoreSee Less
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