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DownRiver Rip

Field Limit: 50 athletes  SOLD OUT
Waitlist Entries: HERE

Race Site: American Legion Post 354

Upper James River
4800 Welby Turn
Midlothian, VA 23113 

Course Map: Course Map|Venue

Expected Water Temp: 76-78F

Timing: Chip timing provided by RunRideRace

Cut Offs: 

  • 4.4-mile: 3.5hr
  • 2.5-mile: 2.5hr

Awards: Top Male/Female in each category

  • YOUTH (13-17)
  • PUPS (18-34)
  • HAMMERHEADS (35-49)
  • MASTERS (50-59)

Race Amenities: 

  • Post Race Brunch Catered by EveryDay Gourmet
    • Chorizo, potato and cheese frittata
    • Broccoli & Quinoa breakfast casserole
    • Potato hash with sautéed onion & peppers
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Mimosa Bar and Beer Garden
  • Limited Spectator Brunch Tickets for sale onsite
  • Race Cap
  • Easy On-Site Parking

Volunteer Registration:

  • Register to Volunteer Here
  • Volunteers get access to the Post-Race Brunch and a Crew Shirt
    • Kayak/SUP
    • Finish Line
    • Set Up
    • Tear Down
    • Timing
    • General Volunteer Help

Participant List: 2017 

Race Information Packet: 2017 DownRiver Rip

On-Line Registration closes at 11:00p.m. on the Thursday before the race.

There is no race day registration.

Wetsuit Legal if water temp is below 72 degrees


Event Price By Jan 31 By Mar 31 By Apr 30 By Jun 18 By Aug 1 By Aug 19
DownRiver Rip $99 $115 $145 $165 $175 $199


Use the links below to register for an individual event or the full series.

RVA Mile DownRiver Rip Bridge & Back


We reserve the right to postpone or cancel any event if weather or water conditions are deemed unsafe by Peluso Open Water Staff. Due to pre-events costs we are unable to provide refunds in the case of cancellation. 

Race Series Sponsors


  • Sports Medicine
  • 3Sports
  • Tri Swim
  • Tri Slide
  • Foggle
  • Hammer