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USNWC Sprint Race December 3rd

The first wildwater sprint race to be held at USNWC

by Chris Hipgrave
USA Canoe/Kayak
Olympic High Performance Director Email:

November 22, 2006 -- Charlotte, NC

The first ever wildwater sprint race will take place at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC on Sunday December 3rd. The race will take place on the "Wilderness Channel" and winning times will be approximately 100 seconds per run. Racers will complete two race runs for a cumulative race time. If it floats you can race it! The "Wilderness Channel" is fun class III whitewater with the feel of a true artificial whitewater course. This event is significant as it will be a test event for the planning committee involved with the 2007 Junior Wildwater World Championships.

Directions and information about the US National Whitewater Center is available at

Saturday December 2nd

Training is available 10am - 6pm. Please sign in at the check-in desk

Sunday December 3rd
Training 12 noon - 2pm
Registration 12 noon - 2pm
Race 2pm

Prizes follow the conclusion of the event.

Training available at the conclusion of the race until 6pm

Entry fee is $25 and that gives you FULL access to the USNWC facility all day (12 noon - 6pm)

Volunteers are welcomed to help out. Please contact Chris Hipgrave or just show up for the race.

Additional information about Charlotte can be found at the following web sites:
  Charlotte Sports