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Clauson Challenge – MEMORIAL RAFT RACE


Clauson Challenge, “Smile On Your Face” 


raft race


May 29th, 5:30pm-8:30pm: Buena Vista River Park Footbridge


Rafts and shuttle are provided. Bring your life jacket, helmet and paddle if you have it, but there will be extras.



You can show up as a team or individual racer.

The format allows organized teams to show off their skills during the first heat, creates random teams for the next 2 heats so others can learn and mingle.

The point system gives us an individual winner at the end!



Shuttle is provided back to the start of the race for each heat. Shuttle provided by THE ADVENTURE COMPANY



Entry is FREE thanks to funding from  THE ADVENTURE COMPANY

Donations are encouraged and will be submitted in  John Clauson’s memory to the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Raft Teams.


Don’t miss this FUN & FREE Paddlefest event,

Make your Life an Adventure this Sunday!

For questions contact



John Clauson

Many of you knew John Clauson who lost a short battle with cancer in 2012.

I had the pleasure of working alongside John for a couple of years at AVA back in 2001 and 2002.  Ever since, we shared a kinship, like many of you, driven by a deep passion for the things that we love in life.  Being fortunate enough to be able to pursue and share this passion with friends, and even the public through our jobs/ careers, has been a wonderful way to live.  In my opinion, John’s spirit represented what is so special about this lifestyle.  The generosity to share your expertise with others in a positive way, to remain positive in the face of adversity and significant challenge, to enjoy the challenge of reaching deep within yourself to find the strength to push yourself farther, and race harder!  These were some of the things that we enjoyed together.  John’s spirit lives on in many of us that knew him and enjoy this lifestyle.

~ Mark Hammer, Race Sponsor



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