Tuck Fest is not all paddleboarding and rainbows, but it is among the most highly-anticipated events on whitewater. Every year, the finest river athletes converge on the U.S. National Whitewater Park for the three-day festival that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music. This year’s festival will take place April 21 through 23 and feature a variety of outdoor sport competitions that include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, adventure racing, and last but not least, standup paddleboarding. So yeah, it’s not all paddleboarding and rainbows, but does it really have to be?

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