Whitewater Triathlon

Multi-sport events are built to test and challenge both physical and mental endurance, and the Whitewater Triathlon will be no less a feat. This off-road race utilizes various features of the 1,300 acre facility and natural waters of the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Before the finish line can be crossed, racers must complete a 1K open water swim on the Catawba River, a 23K mountain bike leg, and a 6.5K trail run through the woodlands. Participants looking to compete for speed can partake a shorter course, consisting of a 400m open water swim on the Catawba River, a 12K mountain bike leg, and a 3K trail run to take them to the finish line.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • 1K swim, 23K bike, 6.5K run or 400m swim, 12K bike, 3K run
  • Time
    • 8:00am (1K swim, 23K bike, 6.5K run start)
    • 9:00am (400m swim, 12K bike, 3K run start)
    • Course closes at 12:30pm (Athletes may finish but official times may not be recorded)

Registration:

  • Pre-Registration – Must register by July 12
    • $70 – 1K swim, 23K bike, 6.5K run
    • $65 – 400m swim, 12K bike, 3K run
  • Race-Day Registration – if available
    • $80 – 1K swim, 23K bike, 6.5K run
    • $75 – 400m swim, 12K bike, 3K run
  • Note: Recover Brands race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by July 7
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Schedule:

Friday, July 12

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Early Packet Pick-up at USNWC
    • Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines
    • Note: Day-of Registration will be available during packet pick-up
    • Note: Early packet pick-up is optional. Typical parking fees apply

Saturday, July 13

  • 6:30am – Day-of registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 6:30am – Transition Zone opens (first come first serve for transition spots)
  • 7:30am – Day-of registration and packet pick-up ends for 1K swim, 23K bike, 6.5K run
  • 8:00am – 1K swim, 23K bike, 6.5K run begins (water start)
  • 8:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends for 400m swim, 12K bike, 3K run
  • 9:00am – 400m swim, 12K bike, 3K run begins (water start)
  • Time TBD – Awards ceremony
  • 12:30pm – Course closes (athletes may finish the course; however, official times may not be recorded)

Awards:

Awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in the following age groups for both divisions:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-better.

SWIM LEG:

The entire Whitewater Triathlon 1K or 400m swim leg will take place in the Catawba River. Athletes are encouraged (not required) to bring a 2nd pair of shoes to use between the swim leg and transition.

  • It is mandatory that athletes wear swim caps during the entire duration of the swim. You will be given a swim cap at pre-race check-in.

2018 Results:

2017 – 2012 Results:

Sponsors:

                   

   

Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org
  • 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 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
  • 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 racedirector@usnwc.org 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 racedirector@usnwc.org 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.