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 – 8:00 a.m.
    • Recreational Wave – 8:45 a.m.
    • Course close – 11:15 a.m.


  • Pre-Registration – Must register by July 25
    • $45
  • Race-Day Registration – if available
    • $50
  • Note: Registration will be capped at 125 participants
  • Note: Recover Brand race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by July 21


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).


2018 Results:

2017 – 2013 Results:



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
  • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from OUTFITTERS within two months of the race date. Items not collected within this time frame will be donated.
    • Items cannot be shipped
    • Participants must email to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged for the safety of all participants
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • If you think you may require additional hydration along the course, please plan accordingly
  • USNWC Adventure Cards cannot be accepted as payment for Whitewater Race Series event registration.
  • 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.