Eight million gallons of raging rapids. Six chaotic competitions. One ultimate whitewater event.
Get ready for PADDLEMANIA – coming to RIVERSPORT Rapids on Sunday, October 1, 2023. It’s your chance to BYOB (Build Your Own Boat), put together a team for Battle of the Paddles, try whitewater raft racing, or show your whitewater kayaking skills. Or just come down to watch – it’s free for spectators!
Let the Mayhem Begin…
We’re going to crown the most-skilled, the most-agile and most-innovative paddlers in the region as Paddlemaniacs… we hope you’ll join us!
Register for your Paddlemania event by Sunday, Sept. 24.
Paddlemania Schedule & Registration
Battle of the Paddles – 11:30a
It’s a flatwater raft tug o’ war on the lower pond – no pumps running. Grab your team of four, hop in a raft and see if you can pull the competing raft across the line! Single elimination tournament.
Corporate Rafting League Championship – 12:00p
Corporate teams have been putting in the work, and now it’s time to put their skills to the test in a race against the clock and other teams.
C.A.T. Rafting (Corporate/Athletic Teams) – 1:00p
RIVERSPORT corporate partners, rowing and dragon boat teams take to the water for a new kind of challenge – whitewater rafting! No practices. No coaching. Just six team members in a timed race down the Competition Channel for medals and bragging rights.
BYOB Build Your Own Boat Racing – 2:00p
Float Test – Sept 30, 2:00-4:00p
Whitewater Kayak Racing and EXTREME Kayak – 3:00p
Kayak racing in a timed event. No gates; just top to bottom of the channel.
Extreme whitewater kayakers, you know who you are! Everyone else, come watch as paddlers slide off a ramp 10’ above the water and race in a head-to-head slalom challenge.
FreeStyle Exhibition / Hold My Beer Roll Challenge – 3:30p
Freestyle kayakers… show your stuff and compete to see who does the most rolls in 30 seconds, who can roll with a PFD, roll with a beer (extra points for not spilling a drop) and roll without a paddle. Challenge accepted?
Big Water Rafting – 4:00-6:00p
We’re cranking up the pumps and opening the head gates for big water rafting!