Tuck Fest Events

Event/Competition Registration

  • $35 – Registration Available Online through Wednesday, April 17th
  • $40 – Competition Day (April 19th, 20th, and 21st)
  • Registration fee allows you to participate in as many races as you like throughout the weekend
    • Please let us know which events you are planning to participating in during registration
    • Each pre-registered participant will be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to Floyd Fest. Two winners will be chosen.
  • Shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register

Tuck Fest Event Map: TF_WEB-Map_FINAL Additional Event/Competition Info:

  • Overall Male and Female winner of each race/competition will receive a free entry into one (1) 2013 Whitewater Race Series race
  • Additional awards vary from event to event
  • Space is limited in each race – Registration is closed once race sells out
  • Due to the large number of events, we will be scoring competitions based on order of completion and not a standard timing system
    • If you want your time during any event, keep record personally
  • ALL Participants must check in to the main participant check in to obtain a competition bib prior to competing in any event
    • You MUST have a race bib to participate in any activity
    • Each event will have a separate check in location prior to the event starting
  • One race bib per participant. Note: race bib will be used for all events throughout the weekend – you are responsible for your race bib
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate finishing place/score
  • One festival shirt per registration
  • Festival T-Shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register
  • Space is limited in each race – Registration is closed once race sells out
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver online (during registration) or in person on-site before participating in any event
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • There will be no gear/bag check at the start/finish lines for the events
  • Locker rooms and showers are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are discouraged for the safety of all participants
  • Remain attentive and courteous at all times, trails will be open to other competitors, runners, hikers and bikers throughout the entirety of the festival
  • No pets allowed while competing in events
  • 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

Family Obstacle Race, presented by Charlotte Parent – Friday 6:45 p.m.

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  • A fun and challenging scavenger-type obstacle race for the family throughout the Whitewater center property (see course map)
  • Teams of 3 – 6
  • Check in: 6:00 p.m. at the Adventure Pavilion (see map for location)
  • Majority of the team members must be registered participants. Ex: A team of 3 must have at least 2 members registered. A team of 5 must have at least 3 members registered
  • All team members must start and finish together

Twilight Obstacle Race – Friday 6:45 p.m.

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  • Test your physical/mental strength and coordination after sunset while attempting to complete the scavenger type obstacle race (see course map)
  • Teams of 3-6 people
  • Check in: 6:00 p.m. at the Adventure Pavilion (see map for location)
  • Majority of the team members must be registered participants. Ex: A team of 3 must have at least 2 members registered. A team of 5 must have at least 3 members registered
  • All team members must start and finish together
  • Team members are encouraged to wear headlamps as a portion of the course will take place after sunset

Giant Kayak Slalom – Friday 8:00 p.m.

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  • Downhill skiing meets whitewater kayaking in a fast-paced time trial through Big Drop, the largest rapid in the Competition Channel
  • All boat designs welcome, two runs per competitor. Best run counts with 1 second penalty per touch
  • Check in: 7:00 p.m. at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear
  • Limited number of kayaks are available for rent, first come first serve day of – $20 rental fee

10K Trail Race, presented by Salomon – Saturday 9:00 a.m.

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  • 10K trail race through the USNWC system (see course map)
  • Check in: 8:00 a.m. at the Adventure Pavilion (see map for location)
  • See map for course

Half Marathon Trail Race, presented by Salomon – Saturday 9:00 a.m.

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  • Half Marathon trail race through the USNWC system (see course map)
  • Check in: 8:00 a.m. at the Adventure Pavilion (see map for location)
  • See map for course

Flatwater SUP Race (2mi/4mi) – Saturday 10:00 a.m.

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Click here for results (4mi).

  • A lap-based stand-up paddleboard race on the Catawba River
  • Mass start at the Flatwater Dock (see map for location)
  • See map for course (see map for location)
  • Race will be broken up into two classes: Recreational 2-mile and Pro 4-mile
  • Check in: 8:30 a.m. at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear
  • Limited number of SUPs available for rent, first come first serve morning of – $20 rental fee

Climbing Challenge & Demo – Saturday 12:00 p.m.

  • Bouldering demo followed by climbing competition to the top of the Climbing Center Spire
  • Check in: 11:30 a.m. at the Trail Center (see map for location)

Mountain Bike Super G – Saturday 12:00 p.m.

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  • A short course ski-style slalom race for mountain bikes weaving up & down the Gas Line trail (see course map)
  • Check in: 11:30 a.m. at the Trail Center (see map for location)
  • See map for course
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear
  • Bikes are available for rent at the Trail Center, first come first serve day of – $20 rental fee

Riverboard Head-to-Head – Saturday 1:00 p.m.

  • Head-to-head style riverboard race in the Competition Channel with winner advancing to the next round
  • Check in: 12:00 p.m. at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • Participants must bring their own gear

Kids Obstacle Race, presented by Charlotte Parent – Saturday 1:00 p.m.

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  • Timed race for kids through the Obstacle Challenge Course that tests speed and strength
  • This race is reserved for kids 45lb and over and ages 16 and under
  • Active parental support is encouraged on and off the course
  • Check in: 12:30 p.m. at the Trail Center (see map for location)

Whitewater SUP Competition, presented by Glide – Saturday 2:00 p.m.

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  • Each competitor gets one timed run down the Wilderness Channel.
  • Head to Head runs to follow based on rankings from timed run; top two advance
  • Check in 1:00 p.m. at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear
  • Limited number of SUPs available for rent, first come first serve day of – $20 rental fee

Kids 2K Trail Race, presented by Charlotte Parent – Saturday 2:30 p.m.

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  • Fun and exciting trail race for kids (see course map)
  • This race is reserved for ages 6-16
  • Active parental support is encouraged on and off the trail
  • Check in: 2:00 p.m. at the Adventure Pavilion (see map for location)
  • See map for course

Short-Track Mountain Bike Race – Saturday 3:00 p.m.

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  • Lap-based alternative mountain bike race throughout the Lake Loop trail (see course map)
  • Check in: 2:00 p.m. at the Trail Center (see map for location)
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear
  • Bikes are available for rent at the Trail Center, first come first serve day of – $20 rental fee

Riverboard Surf Competition – Saturday 5:00 p.m.

  • Riverboard surf-off on various waves throughout the Wilderness Channel
  • Check in: 4:30 p.m. at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • Participants must bring their own gear

Riverboard Endurance Race – Saturday 7:00 p.m.

  • Endurance challenge looping through both the Wilderness and Competition channels
  • Check in: 6:30pm at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • Participants must bring their own gear

Whitewater Kayak Head-to-Head, presented by Lake James Crescent Communities – Saturday 7:15 p.m.

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  • Each competitor gets one timed run down Competition Channel
  • Head to Head runs to follow based on rankings from timed runs, top two advance
  • Check in: 6:00pm at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear
  • Limited number of kayaks are available for rent, first come first serve day of – $20 rental fee

Whitewater Rafting Head-to-Head, presented by Maravia – Saturday 7:15 p.m.

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  • Eight-ball style rodeo raft race down Competition Channel
  • 3 rafts per heat, two person teams in rodeo rafts, top two advance
  • Check in: 6:00pm at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • Rafts, PFDs and paddles provided by USNWC

Kids Slalom Exhibition – Sunday 11:00 a.m.

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  • Slalom race on the Rodeo and Instructional channels
  • Beginner slalom on instructional and intermediate slalom on Rodeo
  • Play boat and mystery move contest to follow
  • Check in: 9:30 a.m. at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • This event is reserved for ages 18 and under
  • Active parental support is encouraged in and out of the water
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear
  • Kayaks are available for rent, first come first serve day of – $20 rental fee

Dirty Dozen Mountain Bike Race – Sunday 12:00 p.m.

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  • This 12-mile trail ride is a challenging course weaving through the USNWC Trail System complete with 12 obstacles that will put your endurance and strength to the test (see course map)
  • Check in: 11:00 a.m. at the Adventure Pavilion (see map for location)
  • See map for course
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear
  • Bikes are available for rent at the Trail Center, first come first serve day of – $20 rental fee

Quadzilla Relay Race, presented by NRS – Sunday 2:00 p.m.

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  • Teams of 2 or 3 paddleboard, kayak, bike and raft to the finish with a team of three (see course map)
  • Check in: 1:00 p.m. at the Kayak Center (see map for location)
  • Majority of the team members must be a registered participant. Ex: A team of 2 must have at least 1 members registered. A team of 3 must have at least 2 members registered.
  • All team members must start and finish together
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment with the exception of the raft
  • Limited number of SUPs available for rent, first come first serve day of – $20 rental fee
  • Limited number of kayaks are available for rent, first come first serve day of – $20 rental fee

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Questions / Comments

  1. Barb June 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Hi! Just wondered what happened to the photos that were taken of the 10k and half marAthon. Thanks!

    • USNWC June 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Hi Barb, photos that were taken throughout the Tuck Fest weekend are used for marketing purposes.

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