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NRC US Open Slalom

March 27 at 3:00 pm - March 29 at 5:00 pm


US Open Slalom & Downriver
March 27-29, 2020


Fast & Clean

2018 Slalom Result: HERE

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 racecourse, 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 into the restaurant!

*Does not include alcohol*

2020 Slalom Schedule

Friday, March 27 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 4:00 pm Nantahala Falls
Saturday, March 28 Time Location
Volunteer Meeting 8:30am Big Wesser Bar
Competitor’s Meeting / Bib Pick-Up 10:15 am Big Wesser Bar
Foreruns 11:15 am Nantahala Falls
Slalom 1st Runs 11:25 am Nantahala Falls
Lunch Break 12:15 pm N/A
Slalom 2nd Runs 1:15 pm Nantahala Falls
Boater Cross (day of registration) 3:15 pm (est.) Nantahala Falls
Demo Runs 4:00 pm Nantahala Falls
NRC Social 5-8 pm Endless River Adv.
Sunday, March 29 Time Location
Competitor’s Meeting 10:15 am Big Wesser Bar
Downriver Classic Run 12:00 pm Surfer’s Rapid
Lunch Break 1 pm Big Wesser Bar
Awards Ceremony 3:30 pm Big Wesser Bar

To register, please click here


  • $50 for the first class, $65 for more than 1 class(Use Coupon Code 2Events if participating in two slalom classes).
  • Registration opens January 6th, 2020 and closes Tuesday, March 24th – register by March 21st to avoid late fees.
  • A $10 Late Fee will be added to Late Registrations.



March 27 at 3:00 pm
March 29 at 5:00 pm
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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