The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina has everything an XTERRA athlete's heart desires. From 30 miles of meticulously groomed single track, a rock climbing wall over a swimming pool, a zip line through the canopy, and whitewater rapids, The U.S. National Whitewater Center will make you feel like you are a kid at summer camp.
The only thing better than a day at this outdoor paradise would be an XTERRA race here. Right?
On Saturday, July 8th, the U.S. National Whitewater Center will play host to XTERRA Whitewater, putting triathletes to the test at the world’s premiere outdoor recreation facility.
The course for 2017 begins with a 1K flat water swim in the natural waters of the Catawba River, followed by 23K on mountain bike across all difficulty levels of the USNWC trail system, and concluding with a 6.5K trail run to cross the finish line.
"XTERRA Whitewater is a great opportunity to bring your family on a fantastic adventure," said race director Jimmy Lawler. "You can challenge yourself on some truly awesome trails and then spend the rest of the weekend kayaking, zip lining, and listening to live music at River Jam on Saturday night."
Don't miss the XTERRA Whitewater Transition Clinic on Friday evening, at 6:30 pm. Join XTERRA Ambassador, Marcus Barton, to learn some simple steps to make your transition faster and more effective. The clinic takes place at the transition zone on Friday, July 7th at 6:30pm and will also include a Q&A of the following day’s XTERRA Whitewater Triathlon with the Race Director.
Over 1,300 acres of maintained woodlands along the Catawba River provide the ideal location for this challenging trail race as well as a weekend getaway for the whole family. Home to the world’s largest man-made recirculating river, the USNWC features over 30 unique activities available to all ages and skill levels, including whitewater rafting and kayaking, flat water kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, deep water soloing, zip lines, and ropes courses.
For more information and to register, visit www.usnwc.org.