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2016 USACK Slalom Nationals

October 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm - October 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

NRC Competitive Team youth athlete Lili Brandon pushes into an upstream gate during the 2015 US Slalom Nationals, hosted by Nantahala Racing Club on the Nantahala River.

Event Information:
Oct. 7-9

Registration cost: $70 registration fee, shirt and banquet included, $10 late fee after 10/5, $5 for additional classes. NO REGISTRATION ON RACE DAY.

Event Description

Nantahala Racing Club in association with the Nantahala Outdoor Center is proud to host the 2016 USACK Slalom Nationals. Watch as Elite slalom paddlers strive for precision and speed on the legendary Nantahala Falls course as they compete for the title of 2016 Whitewater Slalom National Champion.

Spectators are invited to enjoy the show from the Forest Service walkway along the Nantahala Falls, which affords excellent views of the course. Take in the beautiful Fall weather and cheer on your favorite racers as they paddle hard through the classic Nantahala Falls Slalom Course.


USACK Slalom Nationals Registration (whole weekend) Register online HERE
Sunday For Fun Falls Race Registration (Oct. 9th only) Register online HERE 

Cost of registration is $70. Register on or before October 6th to avoid a $10 late fee. Competitors wishing to compete in two or more classes are $5 extra. Registration cost includes race, t-shirt, and admittance to the Saturday evening banquet.

For all racers who volunteer with course construction and take down there will be a $20 rebate to be collected after awards on Sunday.

Complete the online waiver during registration and ensure that USACK membership is up-to-date. Day-of registrants will be asked to complete a waiver at late registration.

Registration fees DO NOT include USACK Event Only Membership for non-USACK members.


A banquet will be held at Big Wesser BBQ following the completion of Saturday’s events. Banquet cost is $10 for non-competitors.

Annual Membership Meeting

We will be holding the NRC annual board meeting at 7PM following the banquet. This will be an opportunity to nominate board members and officers. If you would like to nominate someone or nominate yourself as a board member or officer of the NRC, please CLICK HERE to apply. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our organization and in the lives of our young paddlers.


Friday, October 7th Time Location
On-site Registration & athlete check-in 3-5 PM River’s End Restaurant
Open Practice 12:30- 2 PM Nantahala Falls
Course Construction 2-3:45 PM Nantahala Falls
Demo Runs 4 PM Nantahala Falls
Saturday, October 8 Time Location
Late Check-In (no registration) 8:15- 9:00 am River’s End Restaurant
Volunteer Meeting 9:15 am River’s End Restaurant
Competitor’s Meeting/ Bib Pick-Up 10:00 am Big Wesser BBQ
Foreruns 11:15 am Nantahala Falls
USACK Slalom Nationals 1st Runs 11:30 am Nantahala Falls
Lunch Break 1:00 pm N/A
USACK Slalom Nations 2nd Runs 1:45 pm Nantahala Falls
 USACK Annual Board Meeting 4:oo-6:00 pm Welcome Center
 Banquet Dinner and USACK Nat. Awards 6:15 pm Big Wesser BBQ
Sunday, October 9th
Time Location
Volunteer Meeting 9:15 am River’s End Restaurant
Foreruns 10:45 am Nantahala Falls
NRC Slalom Race Series 3 1st Runs 11:00 am Nantahala Falls
Lunch Break 12:30 pm N/A
NRC Slalom Race Series 2nd Runs 1:15 pm Nantahala Falls
NRC Slalom Series Awards Ceremony 3:30 pm Big Wesser BBQ

PLEASE be sure to book accommodations early, as this weekend is a peak weekend for Fall nature tourism. Please book cabins, hotels, or other accommodations prior to registering to guarantee that you will be able to stay for the race.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


October 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm
October 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Nantahala Racing Club


Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 Hwy 19 W
Bryson City, NC 28713 United States
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