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NRC Wildwater Glacier Breaker

March 1 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-5


To see the 2020 Race results, click here

Join NRC to celebrate the beginning of the spring paddling season at the NRC Glacier Breaker, a family-friendly downriver race suitable for mid-high ability levels. Organizers review downriver rules, offer handy racing tips and walk the Wildwater World Championships course with competitors to prepare for the event.

Course Information

Downriver Classic: The Surfers’ Rapid to the NOC Founder’s Bridge (Class 2 – 3)
Course Difficulty: The course is set to be competition-friendly


Pre-registration: Online Registration closes on Thursday, February 27th.
Onsite Registration: 9 – 10 am @ River’s End Restaurant. $5 late fee applies to onsite registrations.
Discounts: Receive a $10 discount on pre-registration and payment. No discounts for day-of registrants or payments.

2020 Event Schedule

Saturday, Feb 29
Time Location
Onsite Registration &
Athlete Check-in
8:30 – 9:30 am Big Wesser
Slalom Volunteer Meeting 10 am Big Wesser
Slalom Competitor’s Meeting 1o:30 am Big Wesser
Slalom Course Walk
with NRC Coaches
11 am Nantahala Bridge Gates
 Slalom START 12 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Slalom Awards Ceremony 3 pm Big Wesser
Sunday, Mar 1
Time Location
Downriver Registration 9-10 am Rivers End
 Downriver Competitor’s Meeting 10:30 am Rivers End
Downriver Classic Start 11:30 am The Surfers’ Rapid
Downriver Awards Ceremony 12:30 pm Rivers End


March 1
9:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-5
Event Category:


Nantahala Racing Club
Nantahala Outdoor Center


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