US Open Slalom & Downriver
March 25 – 27, 2015

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Fast & Clean

Elite slalom paddlers strive for precision and speed on the legendary Nantahala Falls course at this classic southeastern race. Meanwhile, wildwater racers compete in sprint and classic components on the Nantahala River.

Spectators are invited to enjoy the show from the Forest Service walkway along the Nantahala Falls, which affords excellent views of both races. Bring a cup of fresh coffee or hot cocoa from River’s End Restaurant, located just downstream of the race course, and warm your hands as you enjoy US whitewater racing at its best!

Racers and their families will get 10% off at River’s End Restaurant for the weekend of the race! Just wear your US Open t-shirt in to the restaurant!

*Does not include alcohol*

2016 Slalom Schedule

Friday, March 25 Time Location
Check-In / Late Registration 3 – 5:00 pm River’s End Restaurant
Open Practice 12:30-2:30 pm Nantahala Falls
Course Construction 2 -5:00 pm Nantahala Falls
Demo Runs 5:30 pm Nantahala Falls
Saturday, March 26 Time Location
Late Check-In 7:45- 8:15am Big Wesser BBQ
Volunteer Meeting 8:15am Big Wesser BBQ
Competitor’s Meeting / Bib Pick-Up 9:00 am Big Wesser BBQ
Foreruns 9:45 am Nantahala Falls
Slalom 1st Runs 10:00 am Nantahala Falls
Lunch Break 11:30 am N/A
Slalom 2nd Runs 12:30 pm Nantahala Falls
Demo Runs 5:00 pm Nantahala Falls
Sunday, March 27 Time Location
Competitor’s Meeting 9:00 am Big Wesser BBQ
Foreruns 9:45 am Nantahala Falls
Slalom 1st Runs 10:00 am Nantahala Falls
Lunch Break 11:30 am N/A
Slalom 2nd Runs 12:30 pm Nantahala Falls
Awards Ceremony 3:30 pm Big Wesser BBQ

Wildwater Schedule

Saturday, March 26 Time Location
Registration 8 -9:00 am River’s End Restaurant
Competitor’s Meeting 10:00 am River’s End Restaurant
Sprint Start 11:00 am Patton’s Run
Sunday, March 27 Time Location
Competitor’s Meeting 10:00 am Ferebee Park
Classic Start 11:00 am Ferebee Park
Awards Ceremony 1:00 pm River’s End Restaurant

Registration

TO REGISTER VISIT: PaddleGuru.com

SLALOM:

  • $50 for NRC members and $55 for non-members for the first class, $65 for more than 1 class.
  • Register by Monday, March 23 to avoid late fees.
  • A $10 Late Fee will be added to Late Registrations.

WILDWATER:

  • $20 for NRC members and $25 for non-members for both Classic & Sprint races.
  • One class per competitor for logistical reasons.
  • (No Late Registration Fee will be applied) Registration forms will be available at registration.

 

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