Amphibious Duathlon

Accessible for both the expert multi-sport athlete as well as the entry-level novice, the Amphibious Duathlon combines a flatwater kayak paddle with two separate trail run sections. Participants will start the race with a 5Kish trail run that ends at the USNWC’s Flatwater Dock where the Catawba River will have it’s time to shine. After the paddle section, it is back to the trails for another 5Kish trail race to the finish. This annual sellout race includes the flatwater kayak, paddle and PFD with registration. Please note that participants will not be allowed to utilize their own personal watercraft.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Distance – 5K run, 2K paddle (flatwater), 5K run
  • Start Times:
    • Competitive Wave – 8:00am
    • Recreational Wave – 8:45am
    • Course close – 11:15am


  • Pre-Registration – Must register by July 25
    • $45
  • This event is at capacity. Race-Day Registration will not be available.
  • Note: Registration will be capped at 125 participants
  • Note: Recover Brand race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by July 21


Friday, July 26

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Packet pick-up USNWC Outfitters
    • Note: We encourage racers to participate in the early packet pick-up to improve race day logistics
    • Note: Early packet pick-up is optional. Typical parking fees apply

Saturday, July 27

  • 7:00am – Packet pick-up begins – Ridge Pavilion
  • 7:45am – Packet pick-up ends
  • 8:00am – Amphibious Duathlon Competitive Wave begins
  • 8:45am – Amphibious Duathlon Recreational Wave begins
  • TBD – Awards ceremony
  • 11:15am – Course closes (participants may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)


Awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in both the Recreational and Competitive Wave in 4 various age categories (determined by participant registration).


2019 Results:

2018 Results:

2017 – 2013 Results:



Additional Event Info:

  • Volunteers
  • Waiver Policy
    • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • 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
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear
    • All purchased add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up
    • Items will not be shipped
    • If items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, you must arrange pick-up with and collect from Outfitters within one week from event date
    • The race director will not email you to arrange your pick-up
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Forgotten Awards
    • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date
    • Items will not be shipped
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Participants must email to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Trail Safety
    • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race Bibs
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • Aid Stations
    • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration during race
  • Weather Policy
    • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director. Any changes will be communicated via email by the Race Director
  • Parking Policy
    • 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
  • Emergency Policy
    • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are 911 trail location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you