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Catawba River Races

A series of morning races offers competitors multiple ways to test their skills in water with open water swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, or flatwater kayaking. Competitive or Recreational divisions available for each discipline.

Open Water Swim – 1.25 Miles
Competitive Kayak – 4 Miles
Recreational Kayak – 2.5 Miles
Competitive Stand-Up Paddleboard – 4 Miles
Recreational Stand-Up Paddleboard- 2.5 Miles
Recreational Pup SUP- 2.5 Miles

Race Info

Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard

  • Pre-Registration

    Last day to pre-register is June 10, 2021

    $35 per race

  • Day-of Registration

    If available

    $42 per race.

Open Water Swim

  • Pre-Registration

    Last day to pre-register is June 10, 2021

    $35 per race

  • Day-of Registration

    If available

    $42 per race.

Packet Pick-Up

  • June 11th

    Located in Outfitters

  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

OPEN WATER SWIM

Each swimmer must provide their own safety personnel (kayak, paddle & PFD will be provided for safety person) throughout the duration of the Open Water Swim race.

Swim caps are required and will be provided during packet-pickup.

COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

Paddlers may use their own equipment or Whitewater Center equipment (PFD and kayak/SUP)

RECREATIONAL DIVISIONS

Paddlers must use Whitewater Center equipment (PFD and kayak/SUP)

 

 

Race T-shirt

Recover Brands race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before May 30, 2021.

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Schedule

June 11-12, 2021
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June 12, 2021
  • 6:45am Day-of registration and packet pick-up begins at Flatwater Dock Trip Talk
  • 8:30am Kayak & Stand-Up Paddle Board Divisions start.
  • 8:45am Day-of registration and packet pick-up ends.
June 12, 2021
  • 6:45am Day-of registration and packet pick-up begins at Flatwater Dock Trip Talk
  • 7:30am Open Water Swim Division start.
  • 8:45am Day-of registration and packet pick-up ends
June 11, 2021
  • 5:00pm Packet Pick-Up opens.
  • 7:00pm Packet Pick-Up closes

Event Map

Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 Male/Female participants in each division. For the Pup SUP division, awards will be geared toward the canine team members.
Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date.

2019-2018 Results

FAQ

Can I be a volunteer?

Interested volunteers should contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org. 

What is the waiver policy?

All participants must sign the Whitewater Center Assumption of Risk Agreement before participating.  Waiver may be printed and brought to packet pick-up or completed on site.  The waiver is not included in the online registration form.

Can I get a refund if I can't make it?

  • Race Registration is non-refundable. A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org.
  • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org.
  • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year

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