The 7th edition of the Malabar River Festival, is ON! Come witness adrenaline in action during July 26-28, 2019 in Kozhikode, Kerala!

This year’s International Race Series will bring together some of the best white water athletes! The race will also feature the usual suspects – The Extreme Race, Boater Cross, and Giant Slalom.

Save the date and see you at #MRF19


Upcoming Retreats


A little bit about MRF
March 2018

The Malabar River Festival is South India’s only extreme adventure competition organized on the behalf of Kerala Tourism by DTPC Kozhikode and Madras Fun Tools.

After a highly successful event last year, the Malabar River festival returns this year on July 26-28, 2019! The challenging waters of God’s Own Country beckon only the best! This year’s competition will feature events for beginners, intermediate kayakers and professionals with a special category of prizes for the best paddlers of the Indian subcontinent. There is something in it for everyone, so see you on the river!

Completition Categories
April 2018

Here are the competition categories at the Malabar River Festival.

Giant Slalom: Individual kayakers have to pass through hanging gates along a specified downriver route. Points are scored and lost for effectively passing through the gates. Boater X: A race where four kayakers try to be fastest to reach the finish line downriver. Downriver time trial: Individual kayakers sprint down the rapid to record the fastest time they can manage among all the competitors.

June 2018

No entry fee; only registration fee for athletes.

Professional: 3500 INR | Amateur: 2000 INR

Tickets include Festival T-shirt, Bib, Lunch on all days of the event and invite to the Kayakers’ party.


Giant Slalom, Boater X, Downriver TT


Giant Slalom, Boater X