Raft Cross

Last update: May 30, 2014

The Payette River Games will be Live Streaming the Water Events on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22.

The river is our strength and the core of the PRG’s and we are very excited to present our first Raft Cross event at the PRG’s, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Raft Cross:

A favorite of both competitor and spectator, this event is similar in style to the Kayak or SUP cross that will be going on throughout the weekend. Break out the elbow pads, and face mask. It is about to get rowdy as a lot of bumpin’ and rubbin’ is guaranteed when we start heats of 3 rafts down Kelly’s Whitewater Park. We will throw in some strategically placed gates to make the competitors get nice and cozy and see what ensues. Protective gear is a must for this format. Are you ready to rumble?


    • 1st Place: $1,000
    • 2nd Place: $750
    • 3rd Place: $500
    • 4th Place: $250
  • 5th Place: $100


Rafts will compete side by side in heats of 3. The first raft to cross the finish line from each heat will automatically advance to the next round of competition while the 2 non advancing rafts will enter a “consolation bracket” and have another chance to continue to the next round. Only 1 raft from each “consolation bracket” will advance to the next round. This advance/consolation bracket theme will continue until we have 5 clear winners.

Team Requirements:

  • Teams of 2 per raft
  • All athletes will must compete in the same Aire raft supplied by Idaho River Sports. No other rafts will be allowed
  • Protective gear & PFD’s are a must and both will be supplied.
  • We will cap the registration at 18 rafts


  • Tentative Schedule: Saturday June 21 @ 12.30. Race organizers reserve the right to change the time.

Registration and Registration Information: HERE

Raffle Prizes! Win a FREE IPAD 4!

ALL athletes who compete on Friday, Saturday or Sunday will receive a ticket for a raffle that will be held on Sunday during the FINALS. We will raffle off several items to the lucky winner whose ticket number we draw out of a hat. You must be present to win.

  • 1 iPad 4
  • 1 Glide Custom River Surf Board. (stop by Glide Booth to check it out.)
  • 1 Hala Gear Peno

Also, athletes who compete on Saturday will be entitled to receive a Funday Sunday free beer from Payette River Brewery. Redeemable after noon on Sunday.

We encourage all of you to stay all weekend as we will have other fun things to give away to make sure you have a great time. Thanks for participating in the PRG’s.