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2nd Live Like Maria Freestyle Classic

April 20 at 8:00 am - April 21 at 5:00 pm


Join NRC for a fun weekend of Competition in the discipline of Freestyle. This event is designed for people of all ages and abilities and will offer advanced as well as beginner categories. Saturday will be the prelims for all age groups with Sunday will consist of Finals. If you are and NRC member or volunteer, contact the race directors for discount code.


Course Information

Advanced Competition: 2013 Wave
Beginner Competition: Bridge Wave


Pre-registration: Online Registration closes at 11:59 am on Thursday, April 18th.
Onsite Registration: 9:30 – 10:30 am @ NRC Event Tent next to the Old Highway Bridge. $10 late fee applies to onsite registrations.
Cost: Registration is $15 for NRC Members, and $25 for non members.

For the competition side of this event, each Paddler will get two 45 second rides and the best ride will count.  The breakdown of categories will be as follows:

  • Men’s
  • Women’s
  • Men’s Jr. (14-18)
  • Women’s Jr. (14-18)
  • We will add Cadet classes if we have 3 or more
  • We will also add a OC1 & C1 class if we have 3 or more

Weekend Events Schedule

Saturday, April 20 Time Location
Onsite Registration 9:30 to 10:30 am NRC Tent at Beginner Wave
Volunteer Meeting 10 am NRC Event Tent
Competitors Meeting 10:30 am NRC Event Tent
Beginner’s Wave Comp (1 day only) 11:00 am Beginner Wave
Advanced Wave Prelims 12:00 pm 2013 Hole
Slicey Boat Competition 3:30 pm (Approximately) 2013 Hole
Sunday, April 21 Time Location
Volunteers Meeting 10:00 am NRC Event Tent
Competitor’s Meeting 10:30 am NRC Event Tent
Advanced Wave competition Finals Start 11:00 am 2013 Hole
Awards Ceremony 30 minutes after last ride NRC Event Tent




April 20 at 8:00 am
April 21 at 5:00 pm


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