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, flatwater kayaking, raft race, or boatercross. 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
Last day to pre-register is June 8, 2023
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.
- Paddlers may use their own equipment or Whitewater Center equipment (PFD and kayak/SUP)
- Paddlers must use Whitewater Center equipment (PFD and kayak/SUP)
- Saturday, June 10, 2023
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
9:00am Kayak & Stand-Up Paddle Board Divisions start
- 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.
- Refund and Transfer Policy
- Race Registration is non-refundable.
- Trail Safety
- Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers at all times.
- Communicate when passing other trail users.
- No E-bikes or any form of powered transportation are permitted in any Whitewater Race Series events.
- Weather Policy
- Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.
- The Whitewater Center reserves the right to alter/reschedule/cancel any Whitewater Race Series event at any time.
- Parking Policy
- The Whitewater Center has a $6 daily parking fee. Annual parking passes are available for $60.
- Emergency Policy
- The Whitewater Center does not conduct trail rescues.
- Participants must call 911 if emergency services are needed.
- Emergency location markers are located within the trail system.