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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 12th

    Flatwater Dock

  • 6:45am - 8:45am

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 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 12, 2021
  • 6:45am Packet Pick-Up opens.
  • 8:45am Packet Pick-Up closes

Event Map

Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 Male/Female participants in each division.
Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date.

Results

2021 Results

2019-2018 Results

Sponsors