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NRC Glacier Breaker

February 28 - March 1, 2015

This community whitewater event includes slalom and downriver races and is fun for all ages and ability levels. Learn More

NRC Whitewater US Open

March 28 - 29, 2015

This national-level slalom and downriver race on the Nantahala River is suitable for intermediate to advanced paddlers. Learn More

AT Founder’s Bridge Festival

April 3 - 4, 2015

Enjoy free gear repair, hiking-themed movies, lectures and games. Live music and bonfire round out the evening. Learn More

Nantahala Hilly Half Marathon & 5K

April 4, 2015

Challenging climbs, winding single track, waterfalls and stunning mountain views make this a don't-miss trail race. Learn More

Smoky Mountain Relay

April 17 - 18, 2015

Teams of 6 or 12 runners traverse 212 miles through the Smoky Mountains in this epic overnight relay. Learn More

NOC Spring Fling

April 24 - 26, 2015

Celebrate spring in the Smokies with free live music and gear demos, a community freestyle event and family-friendly activities. Learn More

NRC Slalom Series

April 26, 2015

This family-friendly slalom event hosted by Nantahala Racing Club is suitable for all ability levels. Fun and supportive, the NRC Slalom Series offers a great introduction to racing. Learn More

NRC Family Whitewater Weekend

May 23 - 24, 2015

Youth kayakers enjoy a weekend of slalom, freestyle, downriver, and good times at this family-friendly outdoor weekend. Learn More

Adventure Dash

May 23, 2015

Runners negotiate challenge obstacles in this 5K adventure race. Kids aged 12 and under race free with a participating adult. Learn More

NOC’s Nantahala Olympiad

June 27 - 28, 2015

The largest citizen's whitewater event in the country, these races are fun for the whole family. Learn More

NOC’s Sizzlin’ 4th of July

July 3 - 5, 2015

Celebrate an all-American 4th of July at the Nantahala River with rafting, kayaking, zip-lines, mountain biking, family activities and free live music. Learn More

Whitewater Junior Olympics

July 24 - 26, 2015

Meet other paddling youth from around the country at this three-day youth whitewater festival on the Nantahala River featuring freestyle, slalom, downriver, SUP and more! Learn More

Paddle Grapple

July 25 - 26, 2015

Canoe, Kayak, Sup or Surfski in the inaugural Paddle Grapple - a multi-discipline 3 or 6 mile race on beautiful Fontana Fontana. Learn More

ICF Junior & U23 Wildwater Canoeing World Championships

August 2 - 7, 2015

Celebrate international competition with the NOC for a week long wildwater competition. Learn More

Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF)

September 25 - 27, 2015

This weekend, NOC says "thank you!" to our guests with with blow-out sales, paddling events, live music, family activities and more! Learn More

GAF Bike Trials

September 26, 2015

Bike trialers perform gravity-defying maneuvers on the banks of the Nantahala River. Give bike trials a try or come out and catch a glimpse of the action! Learn More

NOCtoberfest

October 24, 2015

Celebrate the changing colors of the Smokies with costume contests, pumpkin decorating and, of course, the Great Pumpkin Pursuit. Learn More