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River Rafting

The River Rafting

Three peole on a raft in Fyris River

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What is the River rafting

The River Rafting is an annual event organized by the Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students. It is an appreciated and long-awaited tradition that has been going on since 1975, and which attracts thousands of visitors from all over Sweden. It all started as a bet between two friends, and today the event partly consists of a prelude in the form of a 7-day long festival and of course also the final river rafting down river Fyrisån during Valborg.

Duck Day

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Rafter's Info

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The Rafting COmmittee

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Common Questions

The Journey To Valborg

Raft REgistration
6/2 - 16/2

In February, this year's raft registration begins for the RIver Rafting 2023. Both members within UTN and non-members can apply to be part of the raffle and have the chance to win their own raft. To register, follow this link to the registration page.

Volunteer application
20/2 - 5/3

Do you want to help us during the River Rafting or during our festival?  Then you can apply to become a volunteer! The application opens on february 20th and close on march 5th. There is a lot of different volunteer positions you can apply for. Click HERE to read more about the different positions and HERE to apply.

RAft Pub

Did you not get a raft in the first raffle? Then you have a new chance febrary 23rd at the raft pub. The doors to uthgård open at 17.30 and the rafting commitee will serve food and drinks. New rafts will be drawn all night and there will be entertainment between the drawings.

Rafter's Course

The first step to become a Rafter is to mark March 26th in your calendar. On that day, we will host the Rafter's Course. It is so good to participate, that we have made it mandatory to attend. In the Rafter's Course, we will discuss everything from how to build a raft, to safley raft down the Fyris river.

The Rafter's Course is given either at 14:00 or at 16:00. The rafter's individual time will be emailed out as it gets closer.

If you are unable to attend, you must contact the River Rafting Committie's Saftey and Secuiry Officer (SÄK, sak@forsranningen.utn.se) no later than March 21st or as soon as possible if it is due to sickness.

28/3 + 29/3

As a volunteer you have to attend the volunteer education. It will be held in swedish march 28th and in english march 29th. You decide which one you want to attend.

The River Festival
20/4 - 27/4

The highlight of the year opens 20/4 and continues in full swing all the way to 27/4! The River Festival offers fun activities, raft building, parties, live performances and great food and drink!

Construction Site
20/4 - 27/4

The Construction Site at Forsfestivalen is the place where the running begins. In the organized chaos of the construction site, you can witness runners from all corners of Uppsala building their crazy creations. These will then carry the gutters down for the merciless water that rushes into everyone's spring Fyrisån. The construction site is right next to the Ångström laboratory and is open to everyone to visit during the Forsfestivalen days.

Duck Day

This magical and fun-filled day is aimed primarily towards children and families with children. Lots of fun activities will be organized to spread joy to all visitors. The financial surplus on this day will also be donated to the Academic Hospital's children's fund in a way to help and spread joy to the children who cannot be part of the Duck Day.

Raft transport

The day before Valborg, it is time to move all rafts to the starting area. Rafters must show up on the construction site at the specified time and help with the raft transportation! Read more about the raft transport here.

River rafting

On Valborg the 30 April it finally happens. BAM! The river rafting is the event which for all the rafts are built for and is, for those who do not know, when the rafts travel down the river Fyris. The rafts are set in to the river at 10:00 by Eddaspången and enters the goal after the Islandsfall.

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