Catawba SwimRun Race

The Catawba SwimRun Race is back for the second year, combining swim and run elements in a format that is growing in popularity throughout the racing community. This year’s race will feature a brand new course as well as two divisions; one for solo competitors, and one for teams of two who must remain with their teammate for the entirety of the race. Get ready to take on the Catawba River and the topography that surrounds it at the Catawba SwimRun.

Event Details:

  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Distance: 5 – 7 miles
  • Time: 8:00a.m.


  • Pre-Registration – Must register by May 10
    • Solo – $60
    • Team of Two – $110
  • Race-Day Registration – if available
    • Solo – $70
    • Team of Two – $120
  • *Note: Recover Brands hoodies (VIEW HERE) are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by May 6


  • 6:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins at the Pump House Biergarten
  • 7:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:00am – The Catawba SwimRun begins (Both divisions starting at same time)
  • Time TBD – Solo Awards Ceremony
  • Time TBD – Team Awards Ceremony
  • 11:00am – Course Closes (participants may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)

Race Document:

Race Document




Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at
  • Whitewater Race Series Refund and Transfer Policy:
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via
    • A 50% registration transfer must  be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • All purchased Whitewater Race Series add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up. Items will not be shipped.
    • If the purchased add-on items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, items will be held at Outfitters for pick-up for one week from the date of the event (seven days).
    • It is the participant’s responsibility to email to arrange pick-up.
    • After seven days, all unclaimed items will be donated.
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • If you think you may require additional hydration along the course, please plan accordingly
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Restrooms are located at the main USNWC River Center and the Pump House Biergarten
    • Please note, there will be no restrooms located on course
  • Locker rooms/showers are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $50
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered.