In an exciting development for adrenaline enthusiasts and water sports aficionados, Pucon - Chile, has been chosen as the vibrant host city for the upcoming PanAmerican Rafting Championships in 2024. This announcement heralds the convergence of top-tier athletes and the breathtaking natural beauty of the region, promising an exhilarating event that will leave a lasting impression on participants and spectators alike. The president of the Chilean Rafting Federation, Cristian Huenchuleo, announce that the international event is scheduled for the end of October and beginning of November 2024:

''Through this, we confirm that the PanAmerican Rafting Championships in 2024 will be held in Chile - Pucón on the Trancura River (October 30-31, November 1-2-3), organized under the umbrella of the World Rafting Federation ( WRF).''

With this the countdown began for the Chilean Rafting Federation, to begin with the not simple organization that involves bringing about 40 teams from 20 countries that will face each other in the river to win the title of PanAmerican Champions.

''The PanAmerican Championships holds immense importance in our calendar, marking a significant milestone for us. Our dedicated team, comprising judges and athletes, eagerly anticipates showcasing you the offerings of the stunning Trankura River basin and the breathtaking Araucania region. We are committed to ensuring this occasion becomes a truly memorable one. Our focus lies not only on the quality of competitive performance but also on fostering an athlete-centric atmosphere, impeccable event organization, and an enriching experience for spectators. With unwavering dedication and experience, we aim to deliver a championships that befits the stature of world-class athletes set to compete.


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Recognizing the invaluable contribution of volunteers, both locally and internationally, we extend our sincerest gratitude to these committed individuals. Our heartfelt appreciation also goes to the IND (National Sports Institute), Regional Government of Araucania, National Rafting Federation Board, University of the Frontier, Federated Clubs, Pucón Transport Association, Tourism Guilds, Local and National Media, as well as sponsors and supporters. Our commitment is resolute in ensuring the resounding success of this event, ensuring that all participants carry away the most positive and fulfilling experiences.''

The activity will give an early start to the 2025 summer season. And this, obviously, will bring a potential increase in economic income on dates that are, generally, complex and with low attendance of tourists and visitors. There is a fairly large number of people who could come for the event, including participants, competitors, leaders, attendees, family members, etc.


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There are a lot of people who also adds that there will be an important media factor, since there will be a lot of expectations on the part of the media to cover the event in the area: ''When you mention Pucón anywhere in the world, it is known that we have spectacular rivers and the conditions for an event of these characteristics and brands are enthusiastic''. According to Huenchuleo, holding the event in Pucón is to further position the place as the center of activity, adventure tourism and sports - Pucón is not only touristic, but also sports. In essence, Pucón isn't just an adventure; it's an immersive journey that seamlessly combines the thrill of exploration with the tranquility of nature, leaving an indelible mark on all who venture into its captivating embrace; the community will benefit from this event.


Here the first Bulletin of the event: BULLETIN 1 - PANAMERICANO 2024

Here the interview for La Voz de Pucón:




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