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2024 R4 World Rafting Championship is confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

We are pleased to announce that Bosnia-Herzegovina will be hosting the 2024 WRC. The IRF was in communications with China as a potential host for 2024, but the China organizers decided to postpone hosting to a future year because of financial limitations due to a national economic downturn. After searching for a replacement host, the IRF settled on BiH, one of the IRF’s most reliable members, who offered to step forward and fill the void on short notice. So, to the delight of rafting athletes around the globe, the World Championship will once again be returning to Banja Luka and the Vrbas River. More details will be coming soon, but here is the basic information at this time.

Event Type: R4 World Rafting Championship

Location: Vrbas river near the town of Banja Luka (all events)

Disciplines: All age categories in Sprint, Head to Head, Slalom and Downriver

When:  May 28-June 2, 2024

Race Organizer:

Entry Fee Cost: $200 Euros/person

Athlete support: Transportation between Banja Luka and race venues will be provided.  Accommodations and Hotels are not provided.

For those who went to the 2022 Worlds, the Sprint, Head to Head, and Slalom events will be held at the same locations on the Vrbas river. The Downriver race will be held on a 14 km section of the Vrbas River as well. No events will be held on the Tara river.