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NRC 2020 Junior Olympics – Canceled for 2020

August 7, 2020 at 8:00 am - August 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm UTC+0


2020 Whitewater Junior Olympics

Date: August 7-9, 2020nrc_register_button
Cost: $45 (NRC members receive a $10 discount on pre-registration. NO discounts on day-of)
Age: 18 and under
Location: Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 Hwy 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713

This August, paddlers from across the USA will converge on the Nantahala for this youth whitewater kayak event. Showcasing freestyle, slalom and downriver competitions, this event will also offer plenty of just-for-fun events, like a Ducky Cross through the 2013 Wave, SUP, Giant Slalom, and off-the-water social events.

Event Details

Slalom: Nantahala Bridge Gates
Downriver Sprint: Beginner course starts below Nantahala Falls, Advanced course starts above Nantahala Falls. Both finish below the 2013 Wave.
Freestyle: Beginner competition at Founder’s Bridge wave, Advanced competition at 2013 Wave
Ducky Cross: Nantahala Bridge Gates, parents are invited to participate!
Giant Slalom: All NRC members and parents are invited to participate. Negotiate 7 downstream gates in this sprint event at the Nantahala Bridge Gates.
Banquet Dinner: All participants free entry. Banquet is held in conjunction with NRC Membership Banquet.


Pre-registration: N/A
Onsite registration: N/A


NRC welcomes both member and non-member volunteers. Junior Olympics, along with all our other programs, is run entirely by volunteers, and we need your help! Your involvement will lead to a higher quality event, whether you are a certified judge or parent, we can use your help.

If you are interested in volunteering for Junior Olympics please contact us at nantahalaracingclub@gmail.com


Please visit the Results Page for all Junior Olympics events results.

Event Schedule

Friday, August 7th
Time Location
On-site Registration & athlete check-in 10-11 am Event Tent
Volunteer Meeting 11:15 am Event Tent
Competitor’s Meeting 11:30 am Event Tent
Slalom Open Practice 12 – 4 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Downriver Sprint START 4:30 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Live Music 6:00 pm Big Wesser BBQ + Brew


Saturday, August 8th
Time Location
On-site Registration & Athlete Check-in 10-11 am Event Tent
Volunteer Meeting 11:15 am Event Tent
Competitor’s Meeting 11:30 pm Event Tent
Slalom START 12 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Duckie Cross START 3 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Banquet Dinner and Awards Ceremony 6pm Event Tent


Sunday, August 9th
Time Location
On-site Check-in 10-11 am Event Tent
Volunteer Meeting 11:15 am Event Tent
Competitor Meeting 11:30am Event Tent
Freestyle START 12pm 2013 Wave and Bridge Wave
Giant Slalom 3 pm Nantahala Bridge Gates
Awards Ceremony 4 pm Event Tent


August 7, 2020 at 8:00 am UTC+0
August 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm UTC+0
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Nantahala Racing Club


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