2024 Programs Calendar

Current programming of National, Regional and Training Clinics.  All dates are subject to change.  For more details on a specific program contact the listed POC.  

Application form(s) – in development

* Virtual Zoom start at 7:00 EDT

17: Virtual Zoom* – Topic: TRR Chapter Support Resources by TRR National Staff. This virtual event will cover the who’s, the what’s and the where’s of the National Staff and their roles within TRR. You’ll learn who you can contact for different questions or issues that you might encounter in your chapter.  – Recording here

31: Virtual Zoom* – Topic:  Cultivating Mental Agility for paddling by Anna Levesque – Mind, Body Paddle. This training will cover your mental agility. If you change the way you think about life and how to approach situations and tackle them (both on and off the water), you can do anything! Your brain holds the key to success….it’s time to unlock your power of mental agility. Learn how to change your brain and build confidence and courage on and off the water. – Recording here

2-5: TRR National Adaptive Paddling Workshop, St Louis MO, POC Debbie Dean, email: debbie.dean@teamriverrunner.org

16-19: SE Region Leadership Clinic – POC Deborah Reyes, email: deborah.reyes@teamriverrunner.org

28: Virtual Zoom* – Topic: Adaptive Outfitting with Creating Ability by Kevin Carr. This virtual event will cover different ways to outfit your kayak for any adaptive participants you might have in your chapter now or in the future. See some techniques you may not have thought of to make your adaptive participants comfortable and safe in the water.  Recording here

13: Virtual Zoom* – Topic:  TRR Safety Standdown Presentation by Charlie Duffy, TRR’s Safety Director. The safety standdown is an event each chapter must complete (on their own) to become a Golden Paddle Chapter each year. During this virtual event, we will give an overview of what this safety standdown is and briefly cover some of these topics: gear maintenance, group gear, TRR incident reports, trip planning, personal preparation to stay safe, etc. – Recording here 

27: Virtual Zoom* – Topic: Whitewater Safety Presentation by Charlie Waldbridge, a renowned Swiftwater Rescue Instructor. Learn from the best! With over 45 years of river running experience, you’ll learn some of the best ways to stay safe on the water and hear real stories of the lessons learned in the past 45 years of paddling.  Recording here

12-15 TRR National SUP clinic, West Palm Beach, FL. POC Rachel Buckley, email rachel.buckley@teamriverrunner.org Learn more

14-20 TRR PNW/Western Leadership Clinic, POC David Pauli, Email pastor@freedomfoursquare.org

17-22 TRR National San Marcos TX Women’s Wellness Clinic, POC Debbie Dean, email debbie.dean@teamriverrunner.org – CLINIC IS FULL

21-27 TRR National Wellness Clinic, Ashville, NC – POC Deborah Reyes, Email deborah.reyes@teamriverrunner.org- Apply here

27 TRR PNW Region Kayak Football Tournament, Spokane, WA – POC Michael Lanning, email michael.lanning@teamriverrunner.org

17-19 TRR National ACA Instructor Enhancement Clinic, Ashville, NC – POC Deborah Reyes, email deborah.reyes@teamriverrunner.org – Apply here

6-9 TRR Central Region Rendezvous, POC Debbie Dean, email debbie.dean@teamriverrunner.org

7: TRR National Bartlesville Golf Tournament Fundraiser, Bartlesville OK, POC Joe Mornini, email joe@teamriverrunner.org

9-13:  TRR Multi Regional (PNW and Western) Deschute River Roundup, POC David Pauli, email: david.pauli@teamriverrunner.org

18-23 TRR National Conference, Rockville, MD POC Bill Finger, email bill@teamriverrunner.org

18-23 TRR Intermediate/Advance Adaptive Paddling clinic, MD Celiann Gonzalez, email celiann.gonzalez@teamriverrunner.org


3-7 TRR Rocky Mountain Region Paddling Clinic, CO POC Celiann Gonzalez, email celiann.gonzalez@teamriverrunner.org – Apply here

5-7 TRR Western Regional River Weekend Coloma, CA POC: Carlisle Landel, email carlisle.landel@teamriverrunner.org

15-21 TRR National Montana Adaptive Clinic Gardiner, MT POC: Cel Gonzalez, email celiann.gonzalez@teamriverrunner.org

18-21 TRR Central Region Kayak Football Tournament, POC Debbie Dean, email debbie.dean@teamriverrunner.org

20-21 TRR North Central Regional Whitewater Park Clinic Wausau, WI POC: Linda Tomsevics, email ltadaptive@hotmail.com 

21-27 TRR National Wilderness Women’s Beginner Clinic, Durango CO POC: Dana Larcenaire, email dana@wvbg.org – Apply here

21-29 TRR National KAOS/OGLP Clinic – PA,  POC: Jen Eaton, email jennifer.eaton@teamriverrunner.org – Apply here

22-26 TRR Mid Atlantic Regional Clinic, Chincoteague, VA, POC: Tim Wiener, email tim.wiener@teamriverrunner.org – Apply here

23-29 TRR National Sea Kayaking Apostle Islands, WI POC: Ken Braband, email kayakkengb@gmail.com – Apply here

1-5 TRR National Kayak Football Tournament, Steamboat CO, POC Michael Plourde, email michael.plourde@teamriverrunner.org

4-9 TRR Affinity Clinic, Lower Salmon, ID POC Dayne Law, email dayne@teamriverrunner.org

12-20 TRR National Salmon River Clinic Boise, ID POC Michael Plourde, email michael.plourde@teamriverrunner.org

24-30 VA Summer Sports Clinic San Diego, CA POC Michael Plourde, email michael.plourde@teamriverrunner.org (VA led clinic – for details click here)

31-7 Sep TRR National Lower Salmon Paddling Clinic, Boise, ID POC: Pat Gulden, email patrickg2774@gmail.com – Apply here

3-10 TRR National West Coast National Sea Kayak Clinic, CA POC Carlisle Landel, email carlisle.landel@teamriverrunner.org – Apply Here

5-8 TRR Southeast Region Rendezvous, POC Deborah Reyes, email deborah.reyes@teamriverrunner.org

8-14 TRR National Northern California Adaptive Clinic, CA POC: Christopher Farris, email chris.farris@teamriverrunner.org

6  TRR National Biathlon, Washington DC, for information email biathlon@teamriverrunner.org 

6-13 TRR National Key Largo Sea Kayaking Adaptive Clinic, POC Bill Finger, email bill@teamriverrunner.org

12 TRR Western Regional Fleet Week Paddle Sausalito, CA POC: Carlisle Landel, email carlisle.landel@teamriverrunner.org

25 – 1 Nov TRR National St John’s Leadership Clinic, St John’s POC: Deborah Reyes, deborah.reyes@teamriverrunner.org – Apply Here

Vanessa Jones

Committe Co-Chair

Vanessa A. Jones is a dynamic force dedicated to fostering
inclusivity, encouraging discussion, and promoting a culture of
belonging in the outdoor sports community. Hailing from
Washington, DC, she brings a wealth of diverse experiences and
perspectives to her endeavors.
As a US Army veteran and ordained Chaplain with a focus on
seniors and caretakers, Vanessa is deeply committed to serving
others. Her work as a patient-caretaker advocate reflects her
passion for supporting vulnerable populations and ensuring their
voices are heard.
Currently, Vanessa is employed by a resettlement agency, where
she confronts challenges head-on with resilience and
compassion. As a single, Black woman veteran, she embraces
the unique hurdles she faces, viewing them as opportunities for
growth and empowerment.
In her downtime, she wears many hats, including that of a
missionary, spreading hope and positivity wherever she goes.
Weekends are spent paddling, immersing herself in West African
dance and finding solace and joy in nature’s embrace.
Vanessa is committed to equitable principles, ensuring that
everyone’s opinions are valued and heard. Through her
unwavering dedication and inclusive leadership, Vanessa is
paving the way for a more equitable and diverse outdoor sports