Time Laps 24 Hour Relay Race – Canceled

Time Laps 24 Hour Relay Race is cancelled due to scheduling reorganization of the Whitewater Race Series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will be rescheduled in 2021. Please contact the Race Director with any questions – racedirector@usnwc.org. 

Camaraderie. Camping. Competition. And a whole lot of trail running. Welcome to Time Laps, a 24-hour trail running relay race. Lasso up your friends, create a team, and grind out the miles to gain the most points. The race consists of various laps with weighted point values which means your team’s strategy is just as crucial as your endurance. When your teammate is out running up some mileage, join the party at race HQ, compete in mini-comps for bonus points, or just sit back and enjoy the outdoors. The team with the most points after 24 hours will be crowned winner.

Registration includes a prepared dinner, breakfast, lunch, raffle tickets for unique prizes, campsite fee, finisher’s medal and race t-shirt.

Event Details:

  • Date: TBD
  • Distance:
    • Variable distance. Points based on distance/difficulty.
    • Bonus: Numerous opportunities for bonus points throughout the event.
  • Time: 7:00pm – 7:00pm


  • Pre-Registration
  • Day-of Registration – Not Available
  • Time Laps: 24 Hour Relay Race is limited to 400 participants on a first register, first serve basis.
  • Recover Brands shirts and optional hoodies are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before May 10th
  • Time Laps finisher medals are only guaranteed to teams that pre-register by August 31st



  • 3:30pm – Packet pick-up, Team check-in, and Camping set-up begins – Ridge Pavilion
  • 6:00pm – Welcome Dinner begins (included in registration fee)
  • 6:00pm – Mandatory pre-race meeting with all team captains
  • 6:30pm – Packet pick-up and Team check-in ends
  • 7:00pm – Time Laps 24 Hour Relay Race begins
  • 8:00pm – Welcome Dinner ends


  • 7:00am – Breakfast begins (included in registration fee)
  • 9:00am – Breakfast ends
  • 12:00pm – Lunch begins (included in registration fee)
  • 2:00pm – Lunch ends
  • 7:00pm – Time Laps 24 Hour Relay Race ends
  • 7:00pm – Post-Race party, awards and River Jam concert begins
  • 8:15pm – Team campsites must be cleaned up and cleared out

Race Document:

The 2020 Race Document and course map are coming soon. The 2019 Race Document is included below to give you a sense of how the event works – rules, scoring, course map and other details are subject to change.


  • All participants will receive a unique Time Laps finisher’s medal upon completion (medals are only guaranteed to teams that register by August 31)
  • Awards will be given to top 3 teams in each division (solo, 6 and under, 12 and under)

2019 – 2014 Results




Additional Event Info:

  • Volunteers 
  • Waiver Policy 
    • 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 
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org 
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org 
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year 
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear/Participant items 
    • 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 racedirector@usnwc.org 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 
    • Applies to participant shirts, finisher’s awards and age group/overall 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 racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange award pick-up 
    • Typical parking fees apply 
  • Trail Marking 
    • Designated race course will be denoted by colored arrows. 
    • Color associated with specific route will be communicated during prerace announcements.  
    • Whenever possible, mile markers will be present along the course. 
    • Whitewater Race Series events take place on multiple surfaces, including natural surface trails over uneven terrain. As such, race distances and mile markers are approximate. 
    • Your personal mileage may vary. It is our goal to ensure that you travel at no less than the posted mileage for a given race.  
  • 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 
    • Communicate when passing other trail users 
    • No pets allowed on the course 
    • No E-bikes or any form of powered transportation will be allowed in any Whitewater Race Series events 
    • During events taking place after sunset, all participants are required to carry/wear a light source.  
  • Race Bibs 
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time 
  • Pacers 
    • Unless otherwise stated in the event specific race document, pacers are not allowed in Whitewater Race Series events 
    • When pacers are allowed, pacers must check in/register with the Race Director and complete an assumption of risk agreement 
  • Aid Stations 
    • See Course Map for aid station locations 
    • Unless otherwise indicated, aid stations will consist of water only 
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration or nutrition during the race 
  • 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.
    • Any changes or cancellations will be communicated via email by the Race Director.
  • Parking Policy 
    • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the Whitewater Center unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the Whitewater Center for $50 
  • Emergency Policy 
    • The Whitewater Center does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are emergency location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you 


U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214 | 704.391.3900 | info@usnwc.org