Welcome to Team River Runner
Team River Runner (TRR), established in August 2004 in the Washington, DC area, is a volunteer organization run by kayakers and overseen by a Board of Directors. TRR, working in partnership with Disabled Sports USA gives active duty service members, veterans and their family members an opportunity to find health, healing, and new challenges through whitewater boating and other paddling sports. The benefits of TRR has as much to do with social support, finding emotional strength and re-creating personal identity, as they do with athletics.
TRR was initially established to help active duty military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan who were recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. With the success of the program, and the opportunity elsewhere apparent, TRR expanded to other Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sites in 2007. There are now over 45 operating TRR sites across the country. TRR has become a team of available resources for our vets.
TRR is a credible and accountable organization that provides the highest quality of training and leadership in our paddling programs. We are committed to promote and offer healthy, safety-conscious activities for our participants.
TRR welcomes and encourages the participation of healing active duty, veteran service members, and their families in programs designed to serve as many participants as possible. We are non-political and non-discriminatory and we are dedicated to supporting the emotional and physical well-being of our Wounded Warrior participants.
TRR provides a positive experience through energetic involvement in a challenging outdoor activity. We believe that paddling provides fun and fulfillment and enables diverse individuals to enjoy the exceptional camaraderie of the paddle sport community.
TRR is a volunteer-based organization which derives its energy, ideas, and talents from persons with a commitment to serve others. Volunteers participate in the design, creation, and delivery of our paddling programs for the maximum benefit of TRR participants.
TRR practices environmental responsibility. As outdoor enthusiasts, we respect all natural resources and incorporate sound conservation practices into our programs.